There is no exact age that children must be in order to begin orthodontic treatment; however, the American Association of Orthodontists recommends evaluating children at age 7 to advise if orthodontic treatment is required and if it is the best time to begin treatment.
By this age, most children have a good mix of baby teeth and adult teeth, making it easier for Dr. Robison to correct tooth and jaw problems sooner and without extractions or jaw surgery.
Early child orthodontic treatment allows Dr. Robison to:
For parents, we know it’s not always easy to determine if your child needs to see Dr. Robison.
Here are a few things parents can look for that may indicate a need for orthodontic treatment:
If your child is showing any number of these signs, please contact our practice to schedule a complimentary orthodontic evaluation and consultation. Remember, early treatment now will give your child a healthy, beautiful smile for the future.
Braces today come in a variety of styles and materials, making life with braces much easier, more comfortable, and even more stylish than in the past. Some are even invisible – ask Dr. Robison about Invisalign® or clear braces.
First things first – the one thing that teens just like you always want to know is “how long will I need to wear braces?”
The amount of time it takes to treat your smile with braces depends on three key factors:
Your Braces, Your Way!
At Robison Orthodontics we use the most innovative, state-of-the-art braces available – In-Ovation®. They are available in either clear or metal and are small and smooth. Very cool yet discreet! Now is a great time to be wearing braces; so don’t be shy, go wild and personalize your braces to fit your personality and lifestyle.
I’m so hungry, but what can I eat?
Eating with braces is another hot topic for many teens your age! You’ve probably heard from your parents, friends, and even Dr. Robison, the long list of foods and beverages that you should avoid consuming while wearing braces.
Don’t let this worry you: before long you will be able to eat all of the foods you enjoy; but, until then, you may need to make a few changes to your diet. Check out our Life With Braces page for a list of all the foods you CAN eat and which foods to avoid.
Braces are a big part of life for many teens your age. Wearing braces makes it easy to look good and feel good while giving you the perfect smile! Please contact us with any questions you may have or to schedule your next appointment. Why not schedule your Free Orthodontists Consultation in Mesa Today
Orthodontic Treatment for Adults
Many adults today are choosing to have orthodontic treatment; in fact, one in five orthodontic patients is over the age of 21! Many adult orthodontic patients have chosen to receive treatment because they understand the importance of maintaining their health, and they want to feel better about their overall appearance. Whatever the reason, adults everywhere have begun to take advantage of the opportunity to receive orthodontic care and can often do it with little disruption. Dr. Robison is one of the leading providers of Invisalign – a nearly unnoticeable way to straighten your teeth. We also offer our cutting-edge In-Ovation braces in clear and silver.
To learn more about the benefits of adult or teen orthodontics, Why not schedule your Free Orthodontists Consultation in Mesa or Gilbert AZ Today