Treatment for All Ages

 

Early Treamtment

The American Association of Orthodontists recommends that most children should have an orthodontic screening by age 7. This allows Dr. Cadena to determine if orthodontic treatment will be required and the best time for the patient to be treated. Many of the dentists in our community have been trained to identify orthodontic problems early, and may refer you to our office earlier than age seven.

 

Why are children being evaluated at such an early age?

Early treatment does not necessarily benefit all children. Certain types of orthodontic problems can be more easily and efficiently corrected in the teen years when all the permanent teeth have erupted. Some skeletal orthodontic problems should not be addressed until growth is more advanced or completed. The doctors develop a plan for treatment based on each individual child’s needs. If the doctor decides the patient is not ready for treatment, they are placed on our orthodontic supervisory program.

What is the cost of treatment?

During the first visit, you will meet with our Treatment Coordinator and discuss treatment costs and payment options during this visit. We will work with you to develop a financial plan to fit your budget.

Office Hours

Monday: 7:15am-5:00pm
Tueday: 7:15am-6:00pb
Wednesday: 7:15am-6:00pm
Thursday: 7:15am-5:00pm
Closed: Friday-Sunday
Lunch: 1:00pm – 2:15pm

 

 

Call our office for an initial FREE consultation!

 

 

Adolescent Treatment

Between the ages of 11 and 15 is the most common time for orthodontic treatment, and for good reasons. By 12, most if not all of the permanent teeth have erupted and are in place, and crooked teeth, gaps and bad bites can easily be detected. These problems will hardly ever correct themselves, so this is when most parents decide to seek orthodontic treatment.

This is also a good time for orthodontic treatment because many negative associations of braces are not present. Many children in this age range undergo orthodontic treatment, and children are very often able to be convinced to wear braces because they see their friends wearing them, too, and want to fit in.

Besides the benefits of fitting in with their friends, children at this age have high metabolisms, which can help shorten overall treatment time and reduce the discomfort of orthodontic treatment.

 

Call our office for an initial FREE examination, and we will be able to determine the best time for the treatment and outline: the treatment plan, the treatment duration expected, and the approximate cost for the treatment.

 

Orthodontics is not just for Kids!

Adults can benefit from orthodontic treatment in many ways.

 

Adult Treatment

Orthodontics is not just for children and teens. In fact, 1 in every 5 patients in orthodontic treatment is an adult. No one is too old for orthodontic treatment.

Adults seek orthodontic treatment for many of the same reasons as children. Some adults had orthodontic problems as children but were unable to correct them until now. Others, who had treatment as children, may need further treatment as adults due to relapse or limitations in initial treatment.

 

Are there any benefits to getting braces as an adult?

  • Align the teeth to create a more aesthetic and beautiful smile
  • Correct relapse after previous orthodontic treatment due to lack of long term retainer wear
  • Improve the ability to brush and floss, especially for crowded or overlapping lower front teeth create a better or more comfortable bite and ability to chew
  • Address missing teeth
  • Close spaces between the teeth Reduce excessive wear on the teeth due to grinding or poor bite
  • Jaw surgery to correct discrepancy between the upper and lower jaws.

Appearance of Braces

Because braces have advanced so much in the past 15 years, there are more cosmetically friendly options available for adults. Newer appliances use bonded brackets that are smaller, lightweight, and are less invasive than traditional braces. There are clear braces options as well, which are less painful and require less treatment time.

Soreness/Discomfort

Some mild soreness is common during the initial steps of your orthodontic treatment. Dr. Cadena and his staff can navigate you to the best orthodontic treatment option and minimize any discomfort.