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Orthodontisc for All Ages

Orthodontics for Children

A visit to the orthodontist should begin around the age of seven, according to the American Association of Orthodontists, despite the fact that there is no defined age at which children must begin orthodontic treatment.

Most children have a combination of baby and adult teeth by the time they reach this age. With less time to examine and treat tooth and jaw problems, the orthodontist may perform these procedures without the need for surgery.

Early treatment allows your orthodontist to:

  • Correct and guide the growth of your child’s jaw to help their permanent teeth come in straight.
  • Adjust the top and lower arches’ widths.
  • Allow crowded teeth to fit in more comfortably.
  • Prevent the need for teeth extractions later in life.
  • Correct thumb sucking and assist in the improvement of minor speech issues

It may be difficult for parents to determine whether or not their child needs orthodontic treatment.

Here are a few red flags that your kid may need to visit an orthodontist:

  • Baby tooth loss may occur at any age.
  • Having difficulty chewing or biting food
  • Breathing via the mouth
  • Thumb or finger sucking
  • Teeth that are crowded, misaligned, or occluded
  • Jaws that produce noises while opening and shutting
  • Teeth that come together unnaturally or not at all Jaws and teeth that are out of proportion with the rest of the face
  • Crowded front teeth between the ages of seven and eight

Please get in touch with us so that we can set up an appointment for you to get an orthodontic assessment. If treatment is begun at an early age, it will result in a healthier and more attractive smile for your child in the future.


Orthodontics for teenagers

If you have a question about orthodontics, you’ve come to the right place.

Every teenager dreads the idea of getting braces.

There’s no need to freak out just yet! Braces are something you should not be hesitant to get if you want to improve your dental health. There are currently a broad variety of choices available for braces, making them more enjoyable and less invasive than they were in the past,For how long will my braces be in place?

The time it takes to straighten braces depends on the following factors:

  • Early orthodontic treatment allows orthodontists to keep tabs on a child’s jaw growth and provide treatment suggestions if required. Early orthodontic treatment may not be appropriate for all patients, and deferring therapy may be recommended in certain cases.
  • The length of treatment is determined by the extent of correction necessary to solve a particular condition.
  • The reaction of each patient to therapy is distinct. Treatment might take anywhere from a year to two years to finish, depending on the patient.

Your commitment! The length of time it takes to complete your orthodontic treatment is heavily influenced by your willingness to wear your appliances as prescribed by Dr. Rim. Remember that taking care of your braces and other orthodontic devices can speed up your treatment.

Custom Braces for You!

There is a wide selection of orthodontic appliances, both in terms of kind and appearance, available from our office. The following are some popular options:

  • Ceramic braces
  • Invisible braces
  • Lingual braces
  • Traditional metal braces

Orthodontic braces are a big part of life for many people your age. While braces may have had a bad reputation in the past, today’s braces make it easy to look good and feel good! Please contact our practice to schedule your next orthodontic checkup.

Orthodontic braces are a common look for teenagers and young adults your age. Despite its reputation in the past, today’s braces make it simpler to look and feel your best. Please contact our office if you’d like to set up an appointment.


Adults Can Also Aspire to Straighter Teeth

Orthodontic treatment is no longer limited to children and teenagers. Only one in five orthodontic patients is beyond the age of 21, according to data from the American Association of Orthodontists (AAO). Adults seek therapy for a variety of reasons, the most prevalent of which is to enhance their physical and psychological well-being. Getting braces as an adult is becoming more popular, and you may do the same by visiting an orthodontist near you.

The following are some of the most common reasons why adults may pursue orthodontic treatment:

  • A bad bite or malocclusion, causing teeth to fit together incorrectly
  • Teeth are crowded or spaced apart, possibly causing tooth decay or gum disease
  • Abnormal jaw pain, or pressure that is caused by crooked teeth
  • Desire for a healthier mouth and a more confident smile

Treatment options for adults

The thought of having to wear brackets and wires made of metal is enough to deter many people from pursuing orthodontic treatment. As a direct result of this, there are now a variety of options available for orthodontic treatment that are not only attractive but also appealing. The following are some of the many forms and dimensions that braces may take:

  • Clear braces
  • Ceramic braces
  • Self-ligating braces
  • Lingual (behind the tooth) braces
  • Invisible braces
  • Traditional metal braces

Orthodontic treatment for adults, children, and adolescents differs in many ways.

When working with adults, adolescents, and teens, it is important to remember that the jawbones of these age groups are still developing. People whose bones have completed their developmental cycle may be candidates for orthognathic surgery, which is used to straighten the jawbones. Some of the numerous permutations include:

Children have a lower risk of gum recession or bone loss as a consequence of gingivitis or severe periodontal disease than adults do. Adults, on the other hand, have a higher risk. People who have straighter teeth have a lower incidence of gum disease.

When teeth are worn down or removed, they may shift into new locations, which can only be corrected by orthodontic treatment if the shifts are significant enough. The remaining teeth may shift and tilt when one or more teeth are missing, which can increase the risk of gum disease as well as the severity of the bite.

When they were younger, many people started receiving orthodontic treatment, but the majority of them never completed it. This is an issue that many people face. They make the conscious decision to go on with their orthodontic treatment into adulthood in order to get the bright, beautiful smile they have always desired.

Adults and children have varied attention and care requirements, which is something that we take into consideration in the work that we do. We will collaborate with you to guarantee that you get the highest quality care available, and we will do all in our power to fulfill your expectations.

What are the advantages of having orthodontic treatment?

Teeth that are not misaligned are not only easier to clean with dental floss and a toothbrush, but they also may help prevent various health issues.

Orthodontic treatment might potentially boost your self-esteem and give you the ability to smile more confidently as a result of the advantages of having a beautiful, straight smile.

If you neglect to have a mouth addressed, it might cause to long-term health concerns, which could end up costing you more money in the long run.

Please get in touch with our practice if you have any questions about the many benefits of orthodontic treatment for adults. We are aware of the limited amount of time you have available and will do all in our power to make each visit as hassle-free as is humanly feasible.

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