The American Association of Orthodontists recommends that every child sees an orthodontist as early as age seven and even earlier if a family member or the general dentist determines there may be a problem.
Since no two people are alike, there is not a definite age that is best to begin treatment. Early diagnosis and treatment by a doctor specializing in orthodontics can correct small problems before they become larger problems.
Our goal at Ault & Ault Orthodontics is to reduce or eliminate treatment time in braces and to provide the best lasting results possible. With proper oral hygiene and orthodontic treatment, your smile will last a lifetime
Right Time for Orthodontic Treatment
If you find any of these signs in your child, please contact our office to schedule an initial examination.
Difficulty chewing or biting
Oral habits, such as finger or thumb sucking
Crowded or misplaced teeth
Jaws that shift or make sounds when biting
Jaws that protrude or are recessed
Teeth that meet in an irregular way
Grinding or clenching of teeth
Inability to comfortably close lips
Most orthodontic problems are ideally treated when children or teenagers are still growing. This is a great time to correct most problems because all or most permanent teeth have erupted. Orthodontic treatment done at this age may yield results that may not be possible once the face and jaws have completed their growth.
Healthy Teeth for a Beautiful Smile
A healthy bite is just as important at age 60 as it is at age 16. For those who can benefit from orthodontics, age is not a factor and we're happy to provide orthodontic care to patients of all ages.
Many adults realize that improving the health of their mouths and the appearance of their smiles can result in changes for the better in their personal, social, and professional lives. Our office understands that adults sometimes have aesthetic concerns and because of this we're happy to offer multiple treatment options including clear brackets and Invisalign.