Early Intervention Orthodontics

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  • Orthodontics

    Orthodontics

We provide you with a free consultation to discuss the orthodontic treatments at our practice. We use conventional fixed appliances, Invisalign and for children we use an early intervention treatment.

For some orthodontic options we may refer you to a specialist orthodontist at a different location.

Early Intervention Orthodontics

Orthodontic treatment in young children also known as interceptive orthodontics, can begin as early as age 6 or 7. At this age, teeth are still developing and the jaw is still growing. This means that certain conditions, such as crowding, may be easier to address.

It is important to note that early treatment does not apply to all orthodontic problems; however it may help in certain cases.

Benefits of Early Orthodontics

Early intervention takes advantage of the fact that a child's jaw is still growing. Early treatment is useful when the dental arches and jaws are not in the correct position. Functional appliances can fix or improve these problems. More treatment usually is needed later on, but it may be shorter and less involved.

Invisalign

Invisalign is a way to straighten teeth without braces. We use clear aligners which are removable and virtually invisible. This means you can straighten your teeth without anyone knowing. You can still eat and drink what you want and will be able to brush and floss normally to maintain healthy gums and teeth; there are no wires, metal or brackets to cause mouth abrasions.

How does Invisalign work?

  • Wear each set of Aligners for about two weeks.
  • Remove only to eat, drink, brush, and floss.
  • Your teeth will move gradually each week.
  • Visit us every 6-8 weeks.
  • Total treatment time averages 6-15 months.
  • Average number of aligners is usually between 12 and 30.

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