What are the Benefits of Orthodontic Treatment?
At Smile Dental Clinics, we do more than just offer general and cosmetic dentistry. We also offer orthodontic treatment for our adult and younger patients. Orthodontic treatments are used to repair more than the aesthetic appearance of your smile. They can also improve jaw alignment issues, lower your risk of developing cavities, and even help improve speech and digestion issues. Depending on the circumstances, we recommend orthodontic treatment to our adult and younger patients.
Orthodontics for Children
Parents are often surprised to learn that we recommend orthodontic treatment for children starting at the age of seven. Gone are the days of only wearing braces in your teens. It is not uncommon to take a two-phase approach to orthodontic treatment in children. The first phase is used to fix any issues with arch development and jaw placement. It is beneficial to complete this stage when a child is around seven or eight as the changing facial structure facilitates treatment. During the second phase, we will make any necessary adjustments once the permanent teeth have fully emerged.
Orthodontics for Adults
Advancements in orthodontic options have led many adults to inquire about starting treatment. We stress to our patients that you are never too old to get the smile of your dreams. We offer numerous orthodontic options that appeal to patients of all ages. Many of our adult patients are interested in learning more about Invisalign® and clear braces. Invisalign® treatment uses clear aligner trays to slowly transition teeth into the desired position. They can be removed to eat and clean your teeth. Clear braces work similarly to traditional metal braces. A tooth-colored resin bracket is placed on the teeth.
If you are located in the Phoenix, AZ area and are interested in learning more about orthodontic treatment for you or a loved one, be sure to contact our office to schedule a consultation. We will review the state of your oral health and recommend a treatment plan that will give you results that you can enjoy for many years to come.