To correct bite problems (underbite, overbite, crossbite, openbite, excessive spacing, etc.) and give you the smile you deserve, teeth need to be moved — but doing that isn’t as hard as you might think! Thanks to today’s modern technology, there is a myriad of options when it comes to orthodontic appliances, whether that be braces, clear aligners, Invisalign, expanders, and more.
And the best part? Healthy teeth can be moved at any age. While Dr. Alexander prefers to start seeing children when they are 7 and 8 years old to take advantage of their natural growth processes and possibly avoid having them wear braces all together, adults who have delayed having similar treatment done shouldn’t feel like they’ve missed the boat. Properly aligned teeth at any age help you bite, chew, and even speak more effectively. Not to mention, it also helps with chronic issues like sleep apnea or other breathing issues.
Having your dentist also work as your orthodontist is a win for your entire family, because your dentist will have established a trusting relationship with you and will know what treatment plans will benefit you or your child the most.