Unfortunately, very few people are born with a perfect smile. At some point in their lives, most people will need to undergo some form of orthodontic treatment. At All About Orthodontics®, we pride ourselves on treating every member of the family, from young children to grandma or grandpa. While childhood is the ideal time to move teeth, more adults than ever before are opting for orthodontic treatment.
Most people associate traditional metal braces with teenagers, but earlier orthodontic treatment can be quite beneficial. The American Association of Orthodontists (AAO) suggests that a child should have their first orthodontic check-up by the age of seven. By this time, a child has enough permanent teeth for us to make a proper evaluation.
Early orthodontic treatment is designed to intercept a growing problem, correct the situation, and guide the continuing growth of the jaw and facial bones. Simply put, the teeth are easier to move during the development phase. Many orthodontic problems are easier to treat at an early age before greater secondary complications arise. Overly crowded teeth and severe malocclusions (misaligned bites) can ultimately shorten the lifespan of your teeth.
Adult treatment is the fastest growing area of orthodontics. The AAO has stated that one in five orthodontic patients are over the age of 18. If you are an adult and considering orthodontic treatment, there are a few things to keep in mind:
If you are concerned with aesthetics, we offer some discreet treatment options, from clear aligners to ceramic braces. Talk with Dr. Raphael Putrus during your initial consultation to learn more about your options. Regardless of which option you choose, we are confident you will be happy with the results!
When you hear the words "impacted canines," you might think about dogs barking and growling, because when they do that, you can definitely see their canine teeth. You might not know this, but you have canine teeth in your mouth as well - four teeth in all. Two of those canines are on the top and two more on the bottom. Canine teeth get impacted more commonly than any other teeth you have. If you aren't sure what impacted canines means, At All About Orthodontics® be glad to give you more information about canine teeth, how they work, and what we can do to help when they get impacted.
Orthodontic appliances that you may need during your orthodontic treatment. We will always strive to provide you with the most beautiful smile and that sometimes requires the use of additional appliances to make your dream smile a reality. We’ll do our best to make your smile confidently in no time.
Protecting your investment is almost as important as the treatment itself. A retainer is a critical appliance that will keep your teeth in their proper position. Without it, your teeth will slowly shift back out of alignment. Unfortunately, your periodontal ligaments will want to move your teeth back to where they were before. Over time, these ligaments will “lock” your teeth in place with the use of a retainer.
If you experience trauma or injury to the mouth, emergency orthodontic care may be necessary. If a part of your braces becomes loose or breaks, do not attempt to fix it yourself. Be sure to call us as soon as possible so we can get you in for an appointment. If you experience severe trauma or injury, you may need to go to urgent care or seek the help of an oral surgeon.
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Regardless of your situation, our orthodontic treatment can give you a more beautiful smile and improve your oral health. If you would like to learn more call us at 586-999-8818 for Warren, MI location or at 734-999-4774 for Southgate, MI location and schedule a consultation appointment today.