ORTHODONTIC STRAIGHT TALK
DON’T JUST WISH FOR A BETTER SMILE
When you look at yourself in the mirror, do you wish you had a more attractive smile? Then why not make
a change for the better? After all, braces are not just for kids. Teeth can be straightened at any age.
Unlike the clothes and shoes you buy to improve your appearance, a new smile will last for the rest of your
A LIFELONG INVESTMENT IN YOURSELF
When you consider the cost of orthodontic treatment, also consider the lifelong benefits of a beautiful,
healthy smile. Many former patients have said that it is the best investment they ever made – an investment
BRACES AND YOUR LIFESTYLE
You probably want to know if braces will interfere with your lifestyle. Absolutely not! You can do anything
with braces – sing, play a musical instrument, dine out, kiss, and even have your picture taken.
WHEN SHOULD TREATMENT BEGIN?
There is no one answer to this because each orthodontic problem determines it’s own best starting time.
For this reason the American Association of Orthodontists recommends that children should visit an
orthodontist no later than age seven. This may surprise you because orthodontic treatment is usually
associated with adolescence. An early examination, however, allows the orthodontic specialist to determine
when a child’s particular problem should be treated for maximum improvement with the least time and
expense. In many patients early treatment achieves results that are unattainable once the face and jaws have
WHAT ABOUT ADULT TREATMENT?
Orthodontic treatment can be successful at any age, and about fifty percent of orthodontic patients today
are adults. The biological process involved in tooth movement is the same in both adults and children. The
health of an individual’s teeth, gums and supporting bone is the most important factor in determining the
prospects for improving an adult’s smile and dental health.
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