As a parent, you are responsible for providing your child with proper dental care. Once a child reaches the age of seven, they need to visit the orthodontist for an exam. This first office visit begins a patient’s journey to achieving and maintaining a beautiful, healthy, straight smile throughout their lifetime. If you are an adult just beginning your own orthodontic journey the following guide will help you learn more about the process.
Orthodontics for Children
Visiting the orthodontist office can be a scary experience for children but it doesn’t have to be. Visiting the office at a young age and allowing a child to feel comfortable in the environment as well as bond with the doctor and staff will create a healthy relationship that will last a lifetime.
There is no minimum age requirement for children to begin orthodontic treatment. However, scheduling a first office visit and screening at age seven is recommended by the American Association of Orthodontists.
Early Treatment Benefits for Children
- Correct thumb sucking
- Improve minor speech problems
- Avoid the need for future extractions
- Correct the development of the jaw
- Create space for crowded teeth
- Detect crowded teeth
- Detect misplaced teeth
- Treat popping jaws
Parents that notice any of the above-listed issues are encouraged to contact the orthodontist as soon as possible.
Orthodontics for Teens
The most common orthodontic treatment for teenagers is braces. In the past, braces were something teenagers wished they could avoid. Today, most teenagers are eager to straighten their teeth so they can achieve their best smile. Braces come in a variety of materials, styles, and colors which encourages teens to express their individuality by choosing a style that suits their personality.
Common Treatment Benefits for Teens
- Correction of underbite
- Correction of overbite
- Correction of crowding
- Correction of spacing
- Correction of crossbite
- Correction of openbite
- Correction of impacted canines
Teens that experience any of the issues listed above can benefit from braces. Orthodontists create a customized treatment plan for each patient until the issues are resolved successfully.
Orthodontics for Adults
Adults who did not receive orthodontic care when they were younger are racing to the office for assistance to treat a variety of issues. The most common issues in adults are listed below:
- Missing teeth
- Crowded teeth
- Abnormal jaw pain
- Crooked teeth
Society is obsessed with taking pictures, selfies, and videos. Adults desire to have a perfect smile that will help them take great pictures. Also, adults realize the condition of their teeth is preventing them from feeling self-confident. Orthodontists offer a wide range of treatments that will benefit children, teens, and adults throughout their lifetime.
Dr. Jacquie Smiles Treatments
- Conventional metal braces
- Ceramic braces
- AcceleDent Aura – an alternative to braces
- Teeth Whitening
- Zoom! Whitening
Dr. Jacquie Smiles Product Line
- Dr. Jacquie Smiles lip balm
- Dr. Smiles whitening pen
- Invisalign aligner retainer case
- Kid smile gift bag
- MI Paste Plus
- PeriActive Gingivitis Rinse
- Phillips Sonicare for Kids
- Phillips Zoom! Day Whitening Kit
- Phillips Zoom! Nite Whitening Kit
Orthodontic treatments will give you a healthy beautiful smile. Dr. Jacquie Smiles is part of the Invisalign prestigious faculty department and one of the most experienced Invisalign providers in the world. She is dedicated to offering her patients the best quality care. Dr. Jacquie says, “My favorite patients are the ones with smiles referred to me by other doctors asking me to treat them with Invisalign. It is a great compliment to have my colleagues believe in me and entrust their patients with me, my office and my team.”
If you are interested in an orthodontic consultation in NYC, please contact the offices of Dr. Jacquie Smiles today for an appointment by calling 212-972-3522 or filling out the contact form to receive additional information. Her office is conveniently located near 30 East 40th Street Park Avenue, New York, NY 10016.