Is there a “best time” for orthodontic treatment in the Brentwood area?
Orthodontic treatment is something we typically consider when children have completed their transition from baby teeth to permanent teeth. Many dentists, including Dr. Alkhoury, may begin evaluating the oral structure as it relates to potential orthodontic treatment as early as age 7. At Brentwood Family Dental, we have an in-house orthodontist with whom patients can consult about orthodontic needs, either existing or expected in the future.
Adolescents are typically those on whom we see braces. Tooth straightening treatment has long been performed during the time of life in which baby teeth have been replaced with those teeth which will last a lifetime. During adolescence, as well, muscles and ligaments loosen their hold on growing structures. This makes the movement of teeth a bit easier than any other time in life. This does not mean, however, that the best time for orthodontic treatment
is during the teen years. In our Brentwood
dental practice, we visit with many adults who wish to improve their smile aesthetic and oral health with braces tailored to their needs.
Orthodontic solutions at any age
Today, orthodontic treatments have evolved to such an extent that we see patients from their teen years all the way into their “twilight years” handling misalignment with customized orthodontic treatment. Whether you are the parent or grandparent of a teenager with braces, you also have the opportunity to achieve a healthier, more attractive smile with orthodontic treatment such as Invisalign or even conventional braces.
Adults, and even many teens, find the Invisalign system appealing for several reasons. Invisalign is more than clear braces, it is a system that moves teeth gently using the most discreet appliance to date. The clear plastic aligners of Invisalign are barely noticed in the smile, allowing the professional adult continue to feel confident in the workplace and social settings. Removable aligners also make it easier to care for teeth throughout treatment, and to enjoy a wide variety of foods while correcting issues such as overcrowding or too much space in between teeth.
Whether with bracket-and-wire braces or with Invisalign, the goal of orthodontic treatment remains the same: to enhance the beauty of the smile and promote oral health. Brentwood Family Dental offers options for every age, customizing care based on the extent of misalignment and the wishes of the patient.
When is the best time for orthodontic treatment? The answer, if you're not happy with your smile, is NOW. Contact Brentwood Family Dental for your orthodontic consultation.