Braces & Orthodontics for Children & Teens
The American Association of Orthodontists recommends that children get seen by an orthodontist around age seven. Your child’s mouth, teeth, and jaw are growing quickly and visiting an orthodontist early will help identify and diagnose potential issues that could be easier and more cost effective to treat earlier than later.
Wondering if your child needs to see an orthodontist? The first step is to ask your dentist at their next check up, but there are also some early signs that you can keep an eye out for.
- Is your child is having a hard time eating, chewing, or biting food?
- Does your child breathe primarily through their mouth, often referred to as “mouth breathing”?
- Does your child have crowded, misplaced, or blocked teeth?
- Does your child’s jaw pop or makes sounds when opening and closing
If you are noticing your child experiencing any of these issues, then contact us today for a free consultation with one of our orthodontists. Our team will evaluate the development of your child’s teeth, mouth, and jaw, and determine if early or Phase I treatment is needed to help address these oral issues. Some common orthodontic treatments for children include space maintainers and other Phase I appliances, as well as traditional metal braces.
Braces and Orthodontics for Adults
Crooked, gapped, or misaligned teeth that aren’t addressed and repaired as a child can become a nuisance and potential health issue as an adult. In addition to being uncomfortable to eat, chew, and bite with, common orthodontic issues can also impact your confidence and health.
As an adult, orthodontics can have a big impact on your overall appearance, and especially on your confidence. If you are hiding your smile for any reason, it could be holding you back from reaching your potential and damaging your self-esteem. Orthodontic treatment will also improve your long term health as crooked, gapped, and misaligned teeth can result in a poor bite, which contributes to the development of gum disease, tooth decay, headaches, bone loss, TMJ pain, and many other serious health problems.
Midwest Orthodontics provides the following services and treatments for adults:
- Traditional Metal Braces
- Clear, Ceramic tooth-colored braces (“invisible braces”)
- Invisalign (R) – clear removable aligners
- AcceleDent (R) Aura, a hands-free device that uses micropulse technology to accelerate bone remodeling by up to 50%, with 20 minutes daily use.
Start Today with a Free Consultation
It all starts with a free consultation. Book yours today and come meet our orthodontists and team. During your initial free consultation, our orthodontic team will create a fully customized orthodontic treatment plan that meets your specific needs and goals.
Schedule an appointment today or contact us to learn more.