When is the right time to get orthodontic treatment?
Orthodontic treatment can be appropriate for children as well as adults.
New treatment techniques are now available for younger patients, generally 5 to 12 years old, that focus on dental and facial bone growth. Utilizing these new techniques, Dr. Zachary is able to take advantage of a patient’s growth curve and correct unfavorable growth patterns in the facial bones, thereby creating a more favorable relationship between the jaws and face.
In addition, the space created by these orthopedic treatments allows the permanent teeth to erupt into better positions. This early treatment may reduce the severity of the developing malocclusion or bad bite, potentially eliminating the need for extraction of permanent teeth and, the best news of all… shortening the time needed with braces later!
Orthodontics is not just for kids anymore! Tooth alignment can be achieved at any age!