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When to start treatment?

Most patients and parents seek orthodontic treatment because of cosmetic concerns about visible dental irregularities, however an attractive smile is not the only reason for orthodontics. Properly aligned teeth and jaws not only improve your appearance, but may prevent dental
disease. Straight teeth are easier to clean and are more resistant to gum disease.

Orthodontics now focuses on patients of many age groups. New treatment techniques provide significant benefits for young as well as older patients.

Full orthodontic treatment with braces is most commonly initiated at age 11-13 years of age when most of the permanent teeth have grown in. Also, this usually corresponds with the adolescent growth spurt and control of the positions of the teeth and jaws is best obtained during this stage. Teeth that are guided into proper position as they grow in tend to be more stable and healthier.

However, it is never too late to correct crowded, spaced or irregular teeth. New materials and techniques now allow adults of all ages including those enjoying retirement to fully appreciate the return on orthodontic investment; a great smile, improved self-confidence and better dental health.

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The most common bracket (braces) that we use is the Damon system.

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