Traditional braces have been around for many years. They are the standard among patients looking to straighten their smile. Today’s contemporary braces are made of exceptionally strong metals as they need to be able to stand the test of time while they are on your teeth. While contemporary braces are metallic colored, there are a number of bands and features that can be utilized to spruce them up. Give us a call today so we can discuss in more detail about getting you that perfect smile!
Most orthodontists begin treatment on children between the ages of 9 and 14 as most problems are easily fixable during this time. The earlier the treatment the better because you will be able to help your child correct oral habits that are harmful to their dental development, guide teeth into the correct position and avoid protruding front teeth.
Treatment Later in Life
The most common orthodontic treatments are for spacing, crowding, overbites, under bites and cross bites. These problems can be fixed easily earlier on in life but sometimes it is not corrected. For whatever the reason, as an adult, you can still have these problems fixed during your adult lifetime. The only requirements that you need for braces are that your teeth and gums are in healthy and in good condition.