Early Treatment (1st phase)
Most children begin treatment around the age of 12 or 13, once all their permanent teeth have erupted. In a few instances treatment is better started early (6-8 years old) for specific reasons/indications. In fact the AAO (American Association of Orthodontist) recommends that all children at age 7 should seek an orthodontic consultation.
Functional appliances (e.g. the Twin Block) are a popular type of reducing the projection of the front teeth in patients who are growing.
Comprehensive treatment is undertaken for the majority of patients during the early teens. Treatment aims to create a beautiful, balanced and functional smile (optimal outcome).
Teeth can be moved at any age as long as the teeth and gums are healthy. The expectations from treatment may be different in adult patients, e.g. adults may want different treatment endpoints. This is something that should be discussed with you by your orthodontist when outlining the treatment options.
Orthognathic Treatment – (Braces and jaw surgery)
Orthodontic Care for The Whole Family
While there is no exact age for children to begin orthodontic treatment, the American Association of Orthodontists recommends visiting the orthodontist around age seven.
We are A Full Service Orthodontic Practice
Smiling Orthodontics offers a full spectrum of orthodontic treatment services in a caring and pleasant environment. We use quality products and materials for every dental procedure. It is our objective to serve our patients with treatment that address their individual concerns. Our clinics are equipped with the latest and most modern dental equipment. We use current technology that guarantees an optimal and world class standard of orthodontic care. Our team will go that extra mile for you!
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082 80 80 80 7
012 348 7108 – Pretoria
011 422 1417 – Benoni