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When’s The Right Age For Braces

For the most part, once a person has a vast majority of their adult teeth and are experiencing issues with jaw and tooth alignment it may be time to consider orthodontic treatment. The best way for Miami residents to be sure is to schedule a consultation with a qualified orthodontist, like Dr. Grussmark.

Orthodontic Treatment for Young Children

Dr. Grussmark and the American Association of Orthodontics recommend that children have their first orthodontic exam by age 7. Catching potential problems early helps prevent future dental issues. Our initial exams are complimentary, as our primary concern is for your son or daughter’s long term health. Watch for these symptoms with your children:

  • Early or late loss of primary teeth
  • Difficulty chewing
  • Mouth breathing
  • Finger or thumb sucking
  • Crowded teeth
  • Jaw dysfunction

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Adolescents and Braces

A healthy and straight smile is important to self-confidence, and during the teenage years, this is especially important. Treating your teen with orthodontics can help ensure that they feel good about themselves and smile with confidence.
After all of the permanent teeth have grown in, your teen can be treated with braces to correct misalignment of the teeth and jaw. Developments in dentistry have given way to smaller, more discreet brackets and wires, which might be more attractive to a picky teenager.

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Braces for Adults

Braces are often seen as a rite-of-passage for adolescents, but many adults worry that their age exempts them from having to see the orthodontist. At our Miami office, we strive to disprove that myth, as patients of all ages should reap the benefits of orthodontic care.

The alignment of our teeth naturally shifts as we age, so it is important to regularly visit with Dr. Grussmark to address new problems. Even if you had braces as a teenager or young adult, sometimes simple therapy can help you regain a healthy, confident smile. Teeth also serve as support structures for our facial muscles. As our skin and muscles age, they tend to sag and wrinkle. Repositioning the teeth and jaws can improve facial aesthetics and combat signs of aging.

That perfect, youthful smile does not have to be a distant memory. Treatment with braces can help you look and feel younger.

Have More Questions? Give Us a Call

Your smile is important to us. The Centre for Braces orthodontic team in Miami wants to help you achieve the healthy, confident look that you have always desired. If you have any more questions about braces, Invisalign or other orthodontic treatments, please contact our office to speak with a professional, or schedule your obligation-free consultation!