Orthodontic Braces & Invisalign

For All Ages Orthodontics for Children While there is no exact age for children to begin orthodontic treatment, it is a good idea to visit for orthodontic consult at age 7 By this age, most children have a mix of baby teeth and adult teeth, making it easier to diagnose and correct tooth and jaw problems sooner and without surgery. Early treatment allows your treating dentist to: For parents, it’s not always easy to know if your child may need orthodontic treatment. Here are a few things to look for that may mean your child needs to see an orthodontic treatment: Please contact our practice to schedule an appointment for an orthodontic evaluation. Early treatment now will give your child a healthy, beautiful smile for the future.   Orthodontics for Teens Braces, retainers, and everything else that you want to know about orthodontics! You’ve just heard the three words that every teen dreads: “YOU NEED BRACES!” Braces! What now? Don’t worry! Braces aren’t nearly as scary as you may think. In fact, braces today come in a variety of styles and materials making life with braces much easier, more comfortable, and even more stylish than in the past. How long will I have to wear braces? The amount of time it takes to treat your smile with braces depends on three key factors: Braces Your Way! Our practice offers a variety of braces, types and styles, to choose from. Some common options include: What can I eat while wearing braces? You’ve probably heard from your parents, friends, and even your orthodontist, the long list of foods and beverages that you should avoid while wearing braces. While it may seem like you’re giving up a lot, it is important to avoid eating certain foods. We also want you to enjoy your braces experience, so here’s a quick list of foods to avoid and foods to embrace while wearing braces. Foods to avoid while wearing braces: Foods you CAN eat while wearing braces: When you have your orthodontic appliances placed we will review in detail what foods you should avoid. 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.   Orthodontics for Adults Orthodontic treatment is no longer just for teens, healthy teeth can be moved at any age. The Canadian and American Association of Orthodontists cites that one in five orthodontic patients is over the age of 21. We can improve the smile of practically anyone – in fact, Dr. Doshi & Dr Bafna  treat patients in their 50s, 60s and older as well ! Many adults are choosing to receive treatment because they understand the importance of maintaining their health, and they want to feel better about their appearance. Adults everywhere are taking advantage of the opportunity to receive orthodontic care, and now you can too. Common reasons why adults are considering orthodontic treatment: Treatment options for adults For many adults, the thought of having metal braces is enough to discourage them from receiving treatment. However, today’s orthodontic treatment options offer a variety of braces and appliances that are comfortable, aesthetic, and customized to meet your needs. Types of braces include: The difference between adult orthodontics and orthodontics for children and teens: The main difference to remember when treating adults or children and teens, is that in younger patients the jawbones are still developing. For adults, these bones have stopped growing, which may mean the possibility of orthognathic surgery to align the jawbones. Other differences include: Our practice also recognizes that adults and children have different needs and require a different level of attention and care. We will work with you to ensure that you receive the most appropriate treatments, and that your needs are met with understanding and respect from us. Why should you consider orthodontic treatment? To learn more about the benefits of adult orthodontics please contact our practice to schedule an appointment. We understand that you have a busy schedule, and we will work with you to make sure each office visit is as convenient as possible.  

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