If you have recently been told you or your family could benefit from orthodontic treatment, you may be wondering why. At Happy Dental & Orthodontics, we believe orthodontic treatment is one of the best ways to achieve a healthier, more beautiful smile! The following information can help you better understand who is need of treatment, and why it is so important!
Who Needs Orthodontic Treatment?
The goal of professional orthodontics is to straighten teeth, improve your oral health, and provide a more aesthetically pleasing smile. People in need of orthodontic treatment often have a malocclusion, or misaligned bite. We may also recommend treatment to correct crowded, crooked, or gapped teeth.
Many of these issues can cause significant problems for your long-term oral health. Misaligned teeth are more difficult to properly brush and floss, resulting in tooth decay, gum disease, and eventually tooth loss. A malocclusion can also place unnecessary strain on the teeth and jaw, leading to premature enamel wear, fractures, and TMJ disorders.
What Is the Right Age for Orthodontic Treatment?
Dr. Christian Silva DDS will be able to determine if orthodontics is appropriate during a consultation appointment. Because the teeth and jaws are easier to move during the developmental phase, children and teenagers are usually the ideal candidates. The age at which we recommend treatment varies from person to person, depending on the issues we need to address.
The American Association of Orthodontists recommends a preliminary evaluation by the age of seven. Thanks to improved techniques, early evaluation can help us determine if early treatment is necessary, which ultimately saves you time and money later down the line. In many cases, this initial evaluation is largely precautionary. Very few problems need to be corrected at the young age of seven.
How Does Orthodontic Treatment Help?
Unfortunately, most of us are not born with a straight smile and perfect bite. Professional orthodontic treatment helps us remedy these problems. More often than not, your treatment will involve some orthodontic appliance.
Most appliances, such as braces or clear aligner trays, are designed to slowly move your teeth to their proper position. Once your treatment is complete, you should have a more beautiful and healthy smile. We will then provide you or your child with a retainer to help protect your investment.
Why Choose Us for Your Orthodontic Needs?
At Happy Dental & Orthodontics, we pride ourselves on serving our community with the latest, safest, and most effective orthodontic treatments available today. Like many of our patients, you, too, could experience the wonderful benefits of professional orthodontics. It all begins with your consultation appointment.
During your initial consultation, we answer any questions you have and review all of your possible treatment options. We always want our patients to feel comfortable and informed when it comes to their treatment. We believe successful treatment begins with patient education.
In the end, our patients deserve the best for their smile, which includes straight teeth and a properly aligned bite. Professional orthodontics can improve your life, your overall health, and even your happiness! A dazzling smile can lead to a boost in self-esteem and self-confidence!
Schedule a Consultation
If you would like to learn more about our orthodontic services, our team is happy to help! Call 470-922-5500 to schedule a consultation appointment today!