One of the most common questions that orthodontists get is regarding braces and the perfect age to consider them. The answer isn’t exactly straightforward. There isn’t a perfect age for braces, and just like every child, every situation is different. There are some signs and milestones to look for when you are considering braces either for yourself or your child. Here are a few ways that orthodontists determine the best age to get braces.
Are you looking forward to a Spring and Summer full of sports and outdoor activities? There are endless ways for adults, teens, and children to get moving during the warmer weather. Whether you’re involved in professional or recreational activities, you may be wondering how your braces will fit into your seasonal plans.
If you are a teen that has braces now or have been told by your dentist that you could benefit from orthodontic treatment, you are not alone. According to the American Association of Orthodontics, teenagers between the ages of 12 and 17 make up more than half of the two-million orthodontic cases in the U.S. each year. Even though braces are somewhat of a routine right of passage to adolescent health, it’s common to have some mild discomfort while you adjust to life with braces.
Braces aren’t just an investment for the health of your teeth; they are an investment in the way that you look and feel for a lifetime. Your smile is one of the first features that other people see. Is your smile making the right impression? At Top Nova Orthodontics, we want all of our patients to have beautiful, healthy smiles that will make them feel confident. Why? We are attracted to beautiful smiles. Studies reveal that those with straighter and more beautiful smiles are viewed as more trustworthy, attractive, successful, and confident.
Traditional braces that correct misaligned or crooked teeth are now more discreet than ever, being sleeker, smaller, and providing a greater level of comfort. However, the braces and wires can still pose difficulties when it comes to brushing and flossing your teeth.
The cutting-edge Invisalign system has taken teeth straightening treatment to a new level and is constantly striving to add new technological innovations to further benefit orthodontic patients of all ages.