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Orthodontics at Alabama Pediatric Dental Associates

Braces? Yes, please!

In addition to improving the way your child looks and feels, braces promote a healthier smile. Correcting a crooked and/or overcrowded mouth notwithstanding, braces also help decrease cavities, gum disease & unhealthy wear of teeth. An gorgeous smile and healthier mouth? This alone makes braces a perfect fit for any age.

Early Treatment

Early evaluation provides timely detection of problems and a greater opportunity for more effective treatment. Complete correction of the teeth can often be more difficult once full eruption of the permanent teeth has occurred. Early treatment takes advantage of bones and muscles that are still growing to optimize jaw & bite alignment. Creating room for crowded teeth, correction of crossbites, overbites & underbites and reducing the need for tooth removal are just some advantages of early treatment. The American Association of Orthodontics recommends your child see an orthodontist as early as age 7 to anticipate potential complications. If your child is seven or older, we will be happy to schedule a complimentary orthodontic screening.

Braces for Children & Teens

The most obvious reason for choosing braces is to straighten misaligned teeth, correct jaw problems and achieve a healthy smile. And while braces, many years ago, were considered awkward, today they are considered (dare we say!) cool! “Everybody’s doing it!” In addition to choosing what type of braces are best for you (metal, ceramic, et cetera), you can also customize your band colors to show off your team’s colors, an upcoming holiday or match an outfit!

Braces for Adults

While our office is tailored to the (ahem) younger generation, our Doctor’s knowledge supersedes age. According to the American Association of Orthodontics, one in five orthodontic patients is over the age of 21. So, you’ll be in good company. Adults understand the importance of a confident and healthy smile. We would be honored to help you achieve the goal. You deserve it!