Ideal Age

We understand that you want your smile to look perfect and your teeth to work at their best. If you are an adult, it is never too late to begin treatment. However, early orthodontics can help achieve perfect alignment and function of the teeth at a younger age. In fact, the American Association of Orthodontics recommends that an orthodontist evaluate a child by the age of seven, and even earlier, if a parent of family dentist discovers a problem. Treatment by Dr. Curtis will help your child’s permanent teeth grow into the right place and guide jaw development while he or she is growing. Early orthodontic diagnosis and treatment offers many benefits including the following:

  • Improving your child’s appearance and self-esteem with proper jaw alignment.
  • Minimizing the need for extractions or surgical correction in the future.
  • Helping correct overbites, underbites, open bites, and crossbites.
  • Shortening and/or improving the results of the second phase of treatment (full braces).

Although many people tend to associate orthodontics with children, over 25% of orthodontic patients are adults. Today’s less noticeable braces, and clear, removable aligners have contributed to this increase in popularity. New techniques and materials now allow for extended intervals between appointments that make treatment more convenient than ever before. Orthodontic treatment can provide adults of all ages a great smile, improved self-confidence, and overall better dental health.

Depending on your age, your needs, and your individual goals, we provide a range of orthodontic options from which to choose. Each treatment plan caters to your individual needs for beautiful results. In addition to Damon Comfort Braces, we offer nearly invisible, removable appliances such as Invisalign. We also use the new Damon Clear Braces, which align the teeth in less time and provide more comfort and biological compatibility. Each of these systems helps to reduce the need for extractions.


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