The American Association of Orthodontics recommends your child’s first orthodontic consultation at an age no later than 7years. By then the child has enough permanent teeth for an accurate early diagnosis. Moreover, some cases are treated with greater success while the jaw and face are still growing.
Since most dental malalignments are inherited or acquired (those that develop due to thumb sucking, accidents, dental disorders, early loss of baby teeth) an early check up with the specialist is always beneficial. Leaving malaligned /crooked teeth untreated can lead to tooth decay, tooth wear, gum diseases and difficulty chewing.
On an average most treatments last approximately 2 years. After a phase of active treatment, you will be given passive retainers that retain the teeth in their new position and prevent relapse.
We live in a competitive world, where beautiful smiles go a long way in building your self-esteem and success. If you find yourself unhappy with your smile and worry that braces may not be for you ….. THINK again !
Advances in technology have made treatment more comfortable and successful for people of all ages. We now notice one orthodontic patient in every five is an adult.
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