The American Association of Orthodontists recommends that children have an orthodontic evaluation by the age of 7. Not all children need early treatment , but when indicated, early orthodontic treatment can help accommodate permanent teeth and can work with jaw growth to improve the way upper and lower jaws fit together.
The Rapid Palatal Expander is an orthodontic device used to create a wider upper jaw. It is typically used when the upper jaw is too narrow for the lower jaw or when the upper teeth are crowded or blocked out of the dental arch. When patients are still growing, their…
The most common time for orthodontic treatment is between the ages of 11 and 15. This time period offers a great opportunity for smile and bite correction as most of the permanent teeth are in place but jaws are still malleable.
Orthodontic treatment is not just for children and teens! Many adults choose orthodontic treatment not just to enhance their esthetics, but also to improve their overall dental health.
Orthognathic (Jaw) Surgery
Corrective jaw surgery (orthognathic surgery) treats and corrects abnormalities of the facial bones, specifically the jaws and the teeth. Often, these abnormalities cause difficulty associated with chewing, talking, sleeping and other routine activities. Orthognathic surgery corrects these problems and, in conjunction…
Types of Braces
Thanks to improvements in technology patients now have many options when it comes to aligning their teeth. These options include not only traditional metal braces but also advanced self-ligating braces and cosmetic options such as ceramic braces and Invisalign®.
Invisalign® straightens your teeth without wires and brackets, using a series of clear, customized, removable appliances called aligners. It’s virtually undetectable, which means hardly anyone will know that you’re straightening your teeth…
Braces help create a beautiful, healthy smile, retainers are necessary to maintain your results. Retainers help hold teeth in correct alignment while bone, gums and muscles adjust to the new tooth position. Retainers also minimize changes in tooth position that occur with age and time. Your final orthodontic result depends on your retainers so please wear them as instructed!
You don’t have to have a mouth full of metal in order to straighten your teeth! Creative Orthodontic Associates offers invisible and nearly invisible options to help you achieve the beautiful smile of your dreams…