When To Seek Orthodontic Treatment
Orthodontic treatment can be beneficial for patients as young as 6 on up to adults. So how do you know if you need to seek treatment? Here are some of the signs:
- Crowded teeth
- Gaps between teeth
- Open bite
- Temporomandibular joint syndrome
Even if you don’t notice symptoms in your children, we still recommend that their first visit to our practice occur by the age of 7. This enables us to take x-rays and see what is going on beneath the gum line so that we can catch any problems that will present once more of the permanent teeth have erupted. Early orthodontic care and actually shorten the time in braces later on or eliminate the need to wear them entirely.
Many of our adult patients come in not just to have straighter smile but to also have their bite corrected to eliminate painful conditions such as temporomandibular joint syndrome and bruxism.
Seeking orthodontic treatment doesn’t need to be stressful or scary because your first visit is always free and there is no obligation to undergo treatment. We will thoroughly examine and evaluate your smile and discuss treatment options available at either of our South Coast locations. We even offer in-house financing to help make treatment costs fit your monthly budget. Schedule your consultation with one of our board-certified orthodontists today.