Treatment at Any Age
The American Association of Orthodontists
recommends that every child first visit the office at age 7. This may surprise you because orthodontic treatment is generally associated with adolescence. An early examination, however, is important to ensure maximum dental health for your child.
The following early warning signs may indicate that your child should have an orthodontic examination as soon as possible:
Difficulty in chewing
Thumb or finger sucking
Overlapping or crowding of erupting permanent teeth
Jaws that tend to click or pop
A developing underbite, overbite, protruding front teeth, or abnormal bite development
Today, more and more adults are undergoing orthodontic treatment due to the increased awareness in the health benefits of having a proper bite and the increased self-esteem that comes with an attractive smile.
At almost any age, healthy teeth, bones and gums respond well to orthodontic treatment. Dr. Gorin's options for adults include clear ceramic braces, metal braces, accelerated orthodontics and Invisalign®.