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.
At This Visit We Will
Review your dental and medical history forms
Obtain orthodontic records including x-rays and images
Perform a thorough clinical evaluation followed by a discussion of the options and finalization of the treatment plan
Gather all insurance information to present a customized financial plan. Please be sure to bring your insurance card to this visit.
Financial and Insurance
We strive to provide you with high-quality treatment that fits your budget. If you choose to pay your fee in full at the beginning of your treatment, we are happy to offer a reduction in fee as our paid in full courtesy. A variety of flexible payment options, including a personalized financing plan, are also available to meet different needs. Every payment plan includes a detailed breakdown of all applicable fees prior to the initiation of treatment.
Orthodontic benefits from your insurance policy may be applicable in certain cases. Several insurance policies have a lifetime orthodontic benefit distinct from regular dental insurance. Insurance policies vary and we will review and verify your orthodontic insurance benefits prior to beginning your journey to a new smile. As a courtesy, we will file your benefit on your behalf, and help you maximize your benefit. If insurance benefits change during the course of treatment, the financially responsible party is accountable for all charges.