When is a good time for my child to see an orthodontist?
The American Association of Orthodontists recommends that the first visit to an orthodontist occurs as early as 7 years old. Generally, when children are around 7 through 9 years old it is a great time for the first visit to evaluate the necessity of braces for kids .
The exception would be younger children who are referred by their dentist or pediatric specialist.
Personalized Orthodontics (Porth) offers free consultations for all ages. Dr. Rooz would love to meet you and your child. You will end up with a three dimensional model of your child’s bite for your memory collection and ease of mind if a treatment is not warranted.
All of the adult teeth are out between ages 11 and 14 years old, and teeth move more easily at this age than in adulthood. This makes adolescence a great time to start orthodontic care in order to improve the smile and align the teeth.
Additionally, orthodontic care at this age can utilize the natural growth to correct skeletal issues. Skeletal changes in adults is often feasible through a surgical approach.
Personalized Orthodontics (Porth) offers free consultations for teens. Our personalized orthodontic treatment plans from the appliances that Dr. Rooz uses to the office hours are all adjusted based on teens busy lifestyle
Is it too late to straighten my teeth as an adult?
It is never too late to improve your smile!
Advances in the field of orthodontics make it easier than ever for adults to pursue treatment today. There is compelling evidence to suggest that one’s quality of life and self-esteem are improved as a result of orthodontic treatment.
In addition to the cosmetic benefits straightening the teeth can improve oral health dramatically, preserve the teeth longer and prevent gum disease and other oral hygiene issues.
Dr. Rooz was trained at the University of Washington , which is a leading program in adult orthodontics. He has treated many adult patients in collaboration with general dentists and specialists (periodontists, prosthodontists, and oral surgeons).
Dr. Rooz has become passionate about working with adult patients and is ready to work with you to create with a treatment plan that suits your interests and financial needs. For more on Dr. Rooz’s experience with adult orthodontics read his blog post here.