Treating All Ages
From kids to teens and adults, our orthodontists will be happy to treat patients of any age. The ideal time for children to visit an orthodontist is age 7. We offer a wide variety of treatment options for kids. For teens and adults, traditional braces are a great fit or you can look into the new hidden Incognito braces.
Orthodontics for Children
It's best for the orthodontist to see children by age 7 to advise if orthodontic treatment is required and if it's the best time to start treatment. The first permanent molars and incisors have usually come in by that time and crossbites, crowding, and other problems can be evaluated. When treatment is started early, the orthodontist can guide the growth of the jaw and guide incoming permanent teeth. Early treatment can also regulate the width of the upper and lower dental arches, gain space for permanent teeth, avoid the need for permanent tooth extractions, reduce likelihood of impacted permanent teeth, correct thumb-sucking, and eliminate abnormal swallowing or speech problems. In other words, early treatment can simplify later treatment.
Orthodontics for Adults
Orthodontic treatment can be successful at any age and adults especially appreciate the benefits of a beautiful smile. One of every five patients in orthodontic treatment is over 21. Jaw surgery is more often required for adult orthodontic patients because their jaws are not growing. Adults also may have experienced some breakdown or loss of their teeth and bone that supports the teeth and may require periodontal treatment before, during, and/or after orthodontic treatment. Bone loss can also limit the amount and direction of tooth movement that is advisable.
"On-time to appointment and (surprise) not kept waiting. Digital photos of teeth/mouth from various positions taken. Thorough review of current condition, what correction would entail, long term expectation all explained using photos taken earlier. Cost reviewed. Office clean, bright and inviting. Staff cheerful and welcoming. Comella sincere, respectful. A++ experience."
Dan M., Rochester