When you or your child first come into our office for orthodontic care, our orthodontist will initially need to perform an orthodontic evaluation. During this evaluation procedure, our dentist will thoroughly analyze your current bite and let you know what can be done to improve it. Our orthodontist wants to provide you with a new smile that not only works well with your face, but is going to be healthy and long-lasting. As part of the orthodontics in Lawrenceville, our orthodontist will also provide different types of treatment options, and let you know the benefits and any drawbacks of each.
At Davis Family Orthodontics, our expert and highly trained orthodontist is Dr. Laura C. Davis. Dr. Davis is a member of the American Dental Association and American Association of Orthodontists. At our practice, we recommend that a young patient’s first orthodontic evaluation should occur at the first sign of any orthodontic problems, no later than age 7. When a patient is this young, they may not be ready for braces, but a thorough examination and evaluation can anticipate the best time to begin treatment. During this early time, your child will also be able to benefit from any interceptive orthodontic care that our dentist deems necessary. At this point, young patients may be able to have their jaw expanded to make room for teeth which will otherwise need to erupt into a very crowded mouth. This interceptive orthodontic care, also known as Phase 1 care, can help keep young patients from needing more extensive orthodontic work in the future, as well as possibly prevent them from needing several tooth extractions. Interceptive care can also help to create facial symmetry by influencing jaw growth, reduce the risk of trauma to protruding front teeth, and reduce future treatment time with braces. Our orthodontics in Lawrenceville for young children can also keep your future orthodontic bills much lower, than they would be otherwise.
As an adult, you may also come to our practice for orthodontics in Lawrenceville. If you are interested in being treated with Invisalign invisible braces, an orthodontic evaluation will let you know if your smile situation makes you a good candidate for this particular type of treatment. If not, we will be able to offer you several different types of treatment options – depending on the type of smile correction work that you need to have done. For an appointment to come to our practice for an orthodontic evaluation in Lawrenceville, simply contact us today.