The American Association of Orthodontists recommends that patients have their first orthodontic visit by the age of seven. By this time, a child will lose many of her baby teeth, and adult teeth will begin to erupt. Most dentists can tell by this age if the child will need orthodontic treatment.
Doctors can identify treatable problems, such as overbites, underbites, potential crowding or a future with wide spaces between teeth. In some cases, interceptive orthodontics — or early orthodontics — is necessary to prepare the way for a second phase of treatment in the teen years.
Sometimes, it’s best for a child to wait until her teens to wear braces. An orthodontist or dentist who provides orthodontic treatments will be able to advise the parent on the best course of action for the child’s unique case.
Recent years have seen an increase in the popularity of orthodontic treatments among adults. Many of these patients wore traditional, metal bracket and wire braces in their teens, and have seen their teeth drift into misalignment over years of not wearing a retainer.
Others never wore braces as a child, and finally have the means to undergo orthodontic treatment as an adult. Dr. Hanna and Dr. Le have orthodontic solutions for all of these patients.
To diagnose orthodontic issues and recommend treatment, the doctor will need to take digital x-rays and 3D images of your mouth. This will help us see the relationship between your teeth and jaws, and the rest of your skull.
The doctor will take impressions of your teeth, which he will use to create a model. Upon this model of your mouth, we can apply treatments and show you how various options will work for your situation.
If you would like to know more about our orthodontic treatments, call our White Rock dental office today at 214-348-2320 to schedule your free consultation with one of the doctors.
At White Rock Dental, we realize our patients want options. For that reason, we proudly offer several orthodontic treatments, including:
If you would like to know more about our orthodontic treatments, call our Lakewood dental office today at 214-348-2320 to schedule your free consultation with one of the doctors.
We have many orthodontic options to choose from at White Rock Dental. If you would like to learn more about our orthodontic treatments, call our Lakewood dental office today at 214-348-2320 to schedule your free consultation with Dr. Hanna or Dr. Le.