The American Association of Orthodontists recommends that your children be evaluated by an orthodontist by age 7. For most children treatment will not be necessary until most of their permanent teeth have erupted, usually between 11 and 13 years of age. However, in some children, such as those with severe crowding or bite problems, or when cosmetic concerns may adversely affect self-esteem, early treatment is recommended. This early treatment, also know as Phase One treatment usually lasts between 6-9 months, followed by a retention/observation period, lasting until the remaining permanent teeth have erupted.
Many teenagers wear braces--you see them on your friends, siblings and schoolmates. Fortunately, today, braces come in many different styles, are more comfortable, easier to maintain, and move teeth more efficiently than ever before.
We understand the no two teens are the same, each person is unique and each mouth is different. Therefore no two treatments are the same. With many different options to choose from Dr. Welton and his team will customize a treatment best suited to fit your needs and desires. Whether you want traditional metal braces that truly make a visual statement, much less visual ceramic braces, or virtually invisible clear aligners, we can tailor an option that is best for you.
The American Association of Orthodontists estimates that one in five orthodontic patients is 18 or older. With so many options available it is now wonder more adults are seeking treatment to obtain the smile they have always wanted.
At Welton Orthodontics the majority of our adult patients fall into one of two categories: patients who, for various reasons, never were able to receive orthodontic treatment or those who received treatment as a teen but have since experienced some relapse, usually as a result of not wearing retainers. The great thing is you don't have to wear metal braces to straighten your teeth. We offer a variety of effective and “non-metal” options to help you achieve the smile you desire.