When Should Braces Begin?
The Right Time For An Orthodontic Check-Up:
No Later Than Age 7.
When treatment begins depends upon the dental problem and how mature the jaws and teeth are. Overbites (Class II) and underbites (Class III) are often treated while the jaws are still growing. This is likely to be between age 6 and 9. Dr. Shah sometimes wait until all the adult teeth are in before correcting a normal bite with crooked teeth (Class I). This may be around age 11. Since the best age for treatment varies with each case, it ’ s wise to see Dr. Shah by the time your child is 7 years old.
You are never too old to be your best! Dr. Shah offers a variety of treatments those are designed for different age groups. Orthodontic treatment at later stages in life can dramatically enhance personal appearance and self esteem as well as improve the health of your teeth and gums. Crooked teeth and a bad bite can contribute to gum and bone loss, tooth decay, abnormal wear of the tooth enamel and surfaces, headaches and jaw joint pain.
At Shah Orthodontics, we understand that orthodontic treatment is an important commitment and we respect your decision for wanting to improve the way you look and feel. Our practice will work to facilitate a rewarding and efficient orthodontic experience
by guiding you every step of the way through your orthodontic journey.
The latest technology and a variety of options makes treatment very customized and unique.
Your journey begins at the first visit! At the complimentary initial evaluation, you will get an opportunity to meet the Dr. Shah and address your concerns, followed by a detailed clinical exam, and an in-depth analysis of the treatment options that will best suit your needs.