Age 7 is the magic number for a child’s first orthodontic evaluation. Although many children do not need treatment at this time, it’s a good idea to have your child be seen by an orthodontist to assess his or her jaw growth. Certain problems such as crossbite or underbite should be corrected as soon as possible.
Our doctors focus on educating parents on how these conditions occur and the benefits of treating certain conditions early, but many orthodontic problems are best corrected as a teenager between the ages of 12 and 16.
It’s never too late for you to get a fabulous smile!
Braces aren’t just for kids anymore. Many adults are choosing to receive orthodontic treatment because it can often improve their gum health, function and smile. Revealing a beautiful smile that has been hidden for most of your life is one of the most satisfying treatments.
We offer orthodontic treatment options with clear ceramic braces or clear aligners for anyone concerned about the appearance of metal braces.
Some bite problem may require more serious treatment that involve an orthognathic surgery. When the orthodontic treatment alone is not enough to correct the problem, repositioning the jaw through an orthognathic surgery will be necessary to place your teeth in the correct position.
Obstructive sleep apnea is more than just violent snoring, it’s a progressive sleep interruption that involves obstruction of the patient’s airway. Did you know that up to 17% of children under age 6 experience some form of sleep apnea or snoring and that 10% of adult populations have moderate-severe sleep apnea? Ask yourself the following 4 questions:
Do you snore?
Do you have daytime sleepiness?
Has anyone observed you gasping during your sleep?
Do you have high blood pressure?
If you answered yes to more than 2 of these questions, please let us know! We can refer you to a sleep doctor for a proper diagnosis and we may able to help you with an orthodontic treatment.