Monthly Archives: July 2015

Why is age 7 considered the optimal time for screening?

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By the age of 7, the first adult molars erupt, establishing the back bite. During this time, an orthodontist can evaluate front-to-back and side-to-side tooth relationships. For example, the presence of erupting incisors can indicate possible overbite, open bite, crowding, or gummy smiles. Timely screening increases the chances for an incredible smile.

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Orthodontics isn’t just for kids!

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Good news! Braces aren’t just for kids anymore! Tooth alignment can be changed at any age if your gums and bone structure are healthy. Today’s technology and orthodontic training allows for a variety of treatments that are designed for different age groups according to each patient’s personal needs and goals - including adults. An improved appearance through orthodontic treatment can greatly enhance a person’s self-esteem, young or old. Greater self-esteem can improve one’s quality of life and create new opportunities both personally and professionally.

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