Through orthodontic treatment or braces, problems like crooked or crowded teeth, overbites or under bites, incorrect jaw position and disorders of the jaw joints can be corrected. Ideally, children should be seen for their initial assessment between the ages of 7 and 10, even sooner in some cases.
What are the benefits of early orthodontic treatment?
Prudent intervention guides growth and development, which can prevent serious problems later. When orthodontic intervention is not necessary, we can carefully monitor growth and development and begin treatment when it is ideal.
Teeth can shift with age – because of injury, a condition called tongue thrust, or natural growth – if you find that your previously straight teeth have become crooked and overcrowded or you’ve always had crooked teeth, but your parents couldn’t afford to pay for braces when you were growing up or you want straighter teeth to kick start a new career, orthodontic treatment can help.
Invisalign® (clear braces)
Many people associate braces with middle school, but getting braces as an adult is becoming much more common. Almost 20% of braces wearers are adults. This is mostly due to the rise of more subtle, less visible options like Invisalign® clear aligners.
Unlike traditional fixed braces, there are no metal brackets or wires to wear or adjust. This means that in most cases less follow up appointments are required for adjustments. Invisalign® allows you to view your virtual results and treatment plan before you even begin treatment so you can see how your teeth are expected to look when your treatment is complete.
How much does Invisalign® Treatment cost?
As with other types of orthodontic treatment, the cost of Invisalign® is dependent on the complexity of your orthodontic problem and your course of treatment. As a general rule the cost is comparable to traditional fixed braces and once Dr. Maria Ang has completed an orthodontic evaluation, she will present a detail plan including the costs for you to decide if Invisalign® is right for you.