Orthodontics in Norwalk
Orthodontics are an excellent way to straighten your teeth! While they are used to straighten teeth for an enhanced smile, they also help restore functionality to teeth, as well as your jaw and bite.
The American Association of Orthodontists (AAO) recommends that all children should have an evaluation with an orthodontist by the age of 7 regardless of how many teeth have erupted.
This is because orthodontists are able to predict if any structural changes will occur to the mouth that may impede on a child’s bite and cause serious problems in the long term.
Adults Use Orthodontics As Well!
Although childhood is the ideal time to make changes in the positioning of the teeth, more adults today are opting for orthodontic treatment. There is no age limit on when a person should begin orthodontic treatment.
Traditional Metal Braces
These are the most common form of braces. While they are not nearly as appealing as clear, invisible braces, they are still highly efficient at correcting orthodontic problems, such as extreme overcrowding of teeth, and are very cost effective. They come in many colors; even colors that help match the shade of your teeth for added concealment. Metal braces give your orthodontist the control they need to move the teeth in small increments at a time.
Clear Aligner Therapy
Clear aligners are a series of plastic aligners that are created specifically for you based off of dental impressions or digital scans. By wearing the clear aligners, it puts gentle, but constant pressure on the teeth. This pressure allows the aligners to slightly shift the teeth into the desired position over time. They are consistently changed, and are usually worn for a week or two before the next set of aligners is placed.
Clear Aligners are designed to replicate your natural teeth, and are generally worn for about 22 hours a day. You can take them out to eat and brush and floss. Clear Aligners are designed to go unnoticed by others, while still transforming your smile.
Discuss Your Options Today!
Based on your budget and needs, we will be able to guide you in the right direction so that you are one step closer to obtaining the smile of your dreams. If you have any questions regarding orthodontics or if you want to schedule an evaluation or appointment, then please call our office at (562) 863-5701.