Children & Teens
While orthodontic treatment can completely improve the way you look and improve your self-esteem, it’s important to remember that improving the health of your teeth and gums is also an important reason to seek orthodontic care. Bad bites and unaligned teeth are a cause of gum and bone loss, tooth decay, uneven wear of tooth enamel and surfaces, headaches, and jaw joint-related (TMJ/TMD) pain.
Today is the best time to begin orthodontic treatment because we have the latest techniques and appliances that will correct your smile with less discomfort, fewer visits, and a shorter treatment time.
At Hawk Orthodontics and Pediatric Dentistry, a large percentage of our patients are adults and they will tell you that there is no such thing as too old to improve your smile and oral health.
Orthodontic Treatment Phases
Orthodontic treatment most commonly lasts for a period of six to thirty months. Your treatment time will depend on a variety of factors including your diagnosis, the details of your treatment plan, and your commitment to follow the instructions provided by your plan.
Here is a general overview of the three major stages of treatment: