Orthodontics For All Ages

At Smile Starters Pediatric Dentistry, we cater to patients of all ages. The American Association of Orthodontists recommends an orthodontic visit around age seven, allowing us to detect and correct potential issues early. Our orthodontic treatments are designed to:

  • Correct and guide jaw growth
  • Regulate arch width
  • Create space for crowded teeth
  • Address habits like thumb-sucking
  • Enhance speech development

If you’re unsure about your child’s need for orthodontic treatment, look out for signs such as early or late loss of baby teeth, difficulty chewing, or crowded teeth. Schedule an orthodontic evaluation to ensure a healthy, beautiful smile for your child’s future.

Orthodontics for Teens

Braces, retainers, and everything related to orthodontics can be a source of concern for teens. At Smile Starters Pediatric Dentistry, we offer various styles, materials, and colors for braces, making the orthodontic journey more comfortable and even stylish. Treatment duration depends on factors like early intervention, the extent of correction needed, and the patient’s commitment.

Teens can enjoy the benefits of orthodontic treatment, including improved oral health, boosted self-confidence, and a beautifully aligned smile. Compliance with treatment recommendations and regular checkups contribute to a successful outcome.

Orthodontics for Adults

Orthodontic treatment is not exclusive to teens; adults can also benefit from achieving a straight, healthy smile. One in five orthodontic patients is over the age of 21, according to the American Association of Orthodontists. Adults often seek treatment for reasons such as:

  • Correcting a bad bite or malocclusion
  • Addressing crowded or spaced teeth
  • Alleviating jaw pain or pressure
  • A desire for a healthier mouth and a more confident smile

Adult orthodontics may differ from treatment for children and teens, considering factors like gum or bone loss, worn or missing teeth, and incomplete orthodontic treatment from earlier years. Our practice recognizes these differences and tailors treatments to meet the unique needs of adult patients.