Orthodontics: What Time is the Right Time?

Family OrthodonticsDo you have a child who’s struggling to grow into his or her smile? Do you yourself have less-than-straight teeth or a jaw that doesn’t seem to align properly? Do these issues ever cause you or your child discomfort or embarrassment? If so, you should ask [practice_name] about orthodontic treatment.

Permanent dental issues usually develop when children’s adult teeth begin coming in, from age 8 to 13. This is when parents may notice problems with their child’s bite, however the problems may have been developing for quite some time.  It’s important to address these issues early to prevent dental concerns such as tooth decay, gum disease, loss of enamel or TMJ disorders. As a matter of fact, the American Association of Orthodontists recommends the first orthodontic screening by age seven, or before if problems are detected.

Not everyone has the desire or opportunity to have orthodontic treatment in their younger years, and that’s okay. Orthodontic treatment can be completed at any age. Drs. Spillers and Gordon of [practice_name] offer adult orthodontics for those over the age of 18 who still want their dream smile. Orthodontic care among adults has been on the rise in recent years, and adult patients now make up approximately 30 percent of Spillers Orthodontics’ cases.

If you have reservations about wearing braces as an adult, ask about Invisalign®, a custom series of clear aligners. Invisalign® helps you achieve a straighter smile with fewer trips to the orthodontist, which means you can continue to go about your daily routine without changing your eating habits. Spillers Orthodontics is an Invisalign Elite Provider which means that Drs. Spillers and Gordon rank in the top 3% of all orthodontists treating with Invisalign.

If you have questions or concerns about your teeth or your child’s teeth, don’t hesitate to call us at [phone] to schedule a complimentary evaluation in our Warner Robins or Macon, GA office. No referral is needed and the visit only takes about an hour. We will help you find an orthodontic treatment that best fits your needs and lifestyle. Great smiles begin here!

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