Treatment for all ages

Treatment for children and teens

The American Association of Orthodontists recommends that a child receives his or her first orthodontic screening by age 7. By starting treatment early, we are able to recognize potential problems and correct them before they become more serious. This will save you and your child time and money by preventing future problems before they begin. Problems and habits that you should look out for are:

  • Early or late loss of baby teeth
  • Thumb/finger sucking habit
  • Breathing through the mouth
  • Crowded, misplaced or blocked-out teeth
  • Protruding teeth
  • Grinding or clenching teeth
  • Upper and lower teeth that don't meet, or meet in an abnormal way

During your child's initial complimentary evaluation, we will first determine if there are any problems that need to be addressed, such as potential crowding, open bite or overbite. If Dr. Phillips feels a problem needs to be addressed he will recommend a Phase I treatmen. The Phase I treatment plan can include preventive, interceptive or modifying treatment. Orthodontic appliances may be placed to prevent a problem from occurring, correct a current problem or help direct jawbone growth. Multiple problems with tooth alignment, gums, jaws and facial problems can be corrected with Phase I treatment. If treatment is not recommended at your initial evaluation Dr. Phillips will continue to monitor your child every six months to a year until the ideal time for braces is present.

To find out if your child is a candidate for early interceptive treatment, schedule a consultation.

ADULT TREATMENT 

More and more adults today are seeking orthodontic treatment to improve their smile. We offer a full range of treatments specifically designed for adults – leaving you with a dramatically different smile and healthier bite.

Orthodontic treatment is not only designed to improve the appearance of your smile, but the health of your teeth and gums as well. By seeking orthodontic treatment as an adult, you can possibly avoid severe tooth decay, gum and bone loss, irregular wear of the tooth enamel and TMJ/TMD pain.

Since adults are usually more compliant in their orthodontic treatment, their results are often better. By following the instructions provided by your orthodontist, you can enhance your results and shorten your treatment time!

We offer a wide variety of braces to meet the individual needs and desires of each of our adult patients. From traditional braces to advanced technology, we are confident we can help you achieve and maintain the beautiful, healthy smile you’ve always dreamed about.

Don’t ever feel it’s too late to achieve the smile you have always wanted! Schedule your appointment today!