How Braces Can Work at Any Age

How Braces Can Work at Any Age
Posted on 10/11/2021

Braces can work for any age! Whether you have a young child, or you’re a teen or adult, braces can help straighten teeth. In fact, the biggest group to get braces are adults. Not only that but there are all different types of braces that work for any lifestyle and cost. At Tilghman Orthodontics, we are a family orthodontic practice that offers a diverse group of orthodontic services. Our Salisbury and Berlin offices consist of highly qualified, skilled professionals who work to help patients achieve the perfect smile they’ve been looking for. Learn how braces can help everyone at every age.

Emphasis Child Patients

The American Association of Orthodontists recommends that children have their first check-up with an orthodontist around the age of 7. By that age, a child will have a mix of baby and permanent teeth, and the orthodontist will be able to recognize any orthodontic problems they have. For kids, tooth and jaw problems can be caused by losing baby teeth, accidents, or habits like thumb sucking. Usually, your child's dentist will be the first to notice problems and refer your child to see an orthodontist. They can decide whether your child does indeed need braces and which devices would be best. For some kids, early treatment is the best time to get braces.

Emphasis Teen Patients

Between ages 11-13, all the baby teeth are gone, leaving a full set of adult teeth in the mouth. Because your adult teeth have just grown in, this gives an orthodontist the perfect opportunity to correct problems like bad bites and/or poor tooth alignment. Adolescent treatment consists of many different types of braces teens can choose from. Many are very busy with their schooling, extracurricular activities, and social life, and want something simple to handle. Also, many don’t want the look of metal braces, so they reach out to Invisalign Teen. It is a specific type of Invisalign that caters to teens and their lifestyles.

Emphasis Adult Patients

Adult treatment is more common than you think. Many adults are looking to restore their smiles and revitalize their appearance. Not only can a straighter smile protect one’s teeth and gums, but it can also boost self-confidence, which is important for an adult’s personal and professional life. Also, there are many new options for adults to choose from- from Invisalign to lingual braces and ceramic to metal ones.

Emphasis Get Braces Today at Tilghman Orthodontics!

No matter what age you are, we at Tilghman Orthodontics can treat everyone! Our doctors and staff offer comprehensive orthodontic services that can fix any problem you have. If you’re interested in getting started, contact us today! Our Salisbury and Berlin offices are happy to answer any questions or concerns you have. We can’t wait to get in touch with you!