Frequently Asked Questions

Early/Phase I Treatment

The American Association of Orthodontists recommends that children see an orthodontist by age seven to determine if and when orthodontic treatment is needed. By this time, the first permanent molars and incisors have usually come in and cross-bites, crowding, and other problems can be evaluated.

When treatment is started early, our doctors can guide the growth of the jaw and incoming permanent teeth. Early treatment can also regulate the width of the upper and lower dental arches, gain space for permanent teeth, avoid the need for permanent tooth extractions, reduce the likelihood of impacted permanent teeth, correct thumb-sucking, and eliminate abnormal swallowing or speech problems.

Early treatment can have dramatic effects that will simplify later treatment! Please contact us to set up a free consultation for your child – no referral necessary.

Adult Treatment

Orthodontic treatment can be successful at any age! In fact, one of every five patients in orthodontic treatment is over 21! Adults especially appreciate the benefits of a beautiful and healthy smile – after all, your smile makes one of the most significant first impressions! For many adults, receiving orthodontic care improves their self-confidence. Please contact us to set up a free consultation at a time and location that is convenient for you. No referral is necessary!