Orthodontic treatment begins between the ages of 8-14. Dental experts agree that starting treatment while a child is still growing helps produce better results and prevents more serious problems later. The recommended age for the first orthodontic evaluation is 7, or the first sign of any orthodontic problem.
Adults will also benefit from orthodontic treatment. It’s never too late to correct problems such as crooked, crowded teeth, overbites, incorrect jaw position or jaw disorders. Correcting orthodontic problems creates a great smile and improved function of the teeth. It is also easier to clean between teeth and helps maintain an overall healthier mouth. Both traditional braces and clear aligners, Invisalign™ and Clear Correct™, are choices for adults.
Types of Braces
Traditional braces are metal or ceramic (tooth colored) brackets attached to the patients teeth.
Invisalign™ and Clear Correct™
Invisalign™ and Clear Correct™ aligner systems make use of a series of almost undetectable clear plastic aligners which fit precisely to your teeth. Invisalign™ and Clear Correct™ aligners are removable, and can be used instead of traditional braces to straighten your teeth.
What to Expect
An initial orthodontic visit includes:
An oral, facial evaluation
Intraoral and facial photographs
Panoramic and cephalometric x-rays
Impressions for models of the teeth.
Call 888-458-3525 or 585-638-5435 today to schedule your initial visit with Dr. Steven J. Thompson or contact us online.
We are located at 42 Public Square in Holley, NY. In addition to caring for our friends and neighbors in Holley we also welcome patients from Brockport, Albion, Spencerport, Hilton, Hamlin, Rochester and Orleans and Western Monroe Counties.