When you think of a typical orthodontia patient, you probably imagine a young teen, still growing into their features and likely a bit awkward as they progress through puberty into adulthood. However, while it is true that many teenagers are the patients of orthodontists, there is no one best time to get evaluated and treated for your orthodontia concerns. Orthodontists can be consulted at any age in order to fix serious dental concerns and improve the overall quality of life of their patients.
Many people don’t realize that getting a jump on your child’s orthodontist needs can be a great way to stay on top of any major issues that develop as your child grows. Here at James Karpac Orthodontics, we recommend that you come in for a complimentary consultation when your child is as young as 7 years old. By tracking the progression of your child’s growth and development from an early age, we can help to treat problems as they arise and hopefully lessen the overall amount of work that may be needed over time. If you want to avoid more costly and time consuming problems later, then early intervention and action is key in orthodontia.
Of course, the teen years are also a great time for major orthodontic work to be done. Teenagers are already growing and changing at extremely high rates, so their bodies are a bit easier to manipulate as needed. Most of your child’s adult teeth should be in by their teenage years, meaning that any major problems they are going to have in their teeth placement should be apparent by the time you come in for consultation and treatment. By treating these problems in their teenage years, you can head off years of pain and frustration as your child moves forward in life.
However, if orthodontic treatment was simply not an option for you or your loved ones when growing up, the good news is that it is never too late. Many of our treatments are still available for adults and address a host of issues like chronic headaches, teeth grinding, and even sleep apnea. The rise in more subtle options like ceramic braces or Invisaline products means that it is easier than ever to get your teeth in line without having everyone distracted by your dental work. Every year, more and more adults choose to utilize our services in order to fix major problems with their teeth. After all, everyone knows that in adulthood, first impressions are incredibly important in the job market as well as the dating world. We believe that nothing helps a first impression be favorable more than a strong, confident smile.
So don’t waste your time worrying about whether you or your loved one is the right age to bring to us here at James Karpac Orthodontics. The simple fact is that almost any age is a good age to seek treatment for the orthodontic problems that are plaguing you. Call today to schedule a consultation!