No matter what your age you no longer have to live with an imperfect bite and crooked teeth. At David Family Orthodontics our doctor has a solution to make your bite match perfectly and your smile shine. However, given the opportunity the best time to begin improving the bite and straightness of teeth is when the mouth is still forming during childhood, this is when the treatment is most effective and the shorter in duration. Traditionally, parents waited until early adolescence about 12 or so to bring their children into the office to evaluate them for Stone Mountain kids braces but the American Association of Orthodontists believes that the optimal age for an evaluation of your child by an orthodontist is at age seven, even earlier if there is a noticeable problem.
While age 11 or 12 is the best time to start using Stone Mountain kids braces age seven is a good time to start preparing the mouth. The practice is called interceptive treatment, which if needed can begin anytime between 7 and 11, with the initial evaluation and planning beginning at the earlier age. During interceptive treatment orthodontic appliances maybe used to create room for crowded, erupting teeth, creating facial symmetry through influencing jaw growth, reducing the risk of trauma to protruding front teeth, and preserve space for future teeth. When interceptive treatment is given if and when the time does come to place braces around age 12 there will less or no need to extract teeth to make room for new teeth and it will reduce the amount of time that the child will need to wear braces.
When it comes to an orthodontic treatment for youngsters Stone Mountain kids braces is still the most common approach. Traditional metal braces are generally used because they are the most effective, sturdy and can be used on the widest range of mouth conditions to relieve malocclusions in children. The traditional approach places metal brackets on the front of the teeth that are connected by metal archwires. The varying tension on the archwires is what controls the pressure exerted to move the teeth into the desired position. Elastic bands also help control the tension exerted. Our practice allows the children to personalize their braces by the use of colored elastics or different shaped brackets. For older children we also offer clear ceramic braces, which use clear or tooth-colored ceramic brackets and clear plastic archwires to move teeth without being noticeable. While the ceramic braces are extremely reliable they are more fragile then the metal and require more maintenance, and may not be applicable to all orthodontic conditions. Bring your child into our office for a free evaluation appointment as early as possible. Our current promotion features braces for no money down and zero percent financing, you could pay as little as $109 per month to give your child a lifetime of smiles.