The Importance of Orthodontics
We know that investing in your smile is important. An investment in orthodontic treatment with Bubon Orthodontics is an investment in both your health and self-confidence. Orthodontic treatment has no age limit, we treat both children and adult patients to ensure everyone can achieve the smile of their dreams.
Orthodontics For Young Children
Did you know the ideal age to begin orthodontic treatment is seven? At this point, their bones are still growing, and they are in the early stages of permanent teeth formation. While we may not place your child into braces this young, there are steps that we can take to help assess when and what type of treatment your child will need in the future.
By visiting our office at a young age, we are able to identify alignment issues. This allows us to intervene to ensure healthier tooth development. During these early stages we can:
- Create room in the arch for permanent teeth
- Guide permanent teeth as they begin to erupt
- Create spaces for permanent teeth
The American Association of Orthodontics (AAO) recommends visiting an orthodontist by the age of seven. Including the benefits from above, it can also simplify and shorten any treatment in the future.
Orthodontics for Older Children and Teens
When your child is nearing their teen years, most of their permanent teeth have come in. This is the point when a majority of patients begin looking into braces. When looking into braces for your teen, there are many benefits:
- Improving their bite
- Shifting teeth that are overcrowded, crooked, or poorly positioned
- Increasing their self-confidence
During their complimentary consultation, one of our doctors will design their treatment plan based on their bite and teeth placement. When it comes to choosing which type of braces, we have a variety of options to choose from depending on what is best for your child.
We are Wisconsin’s #1 Invisalign provider, which comes with years of practice and skill. Invisalign are clear plastic aligners that are a new way to straighten smiles. As your teeth move, so does your retainer. Every 2-6 weeks you will begin your next set of aligners to slowly shift your teeth into the desired position. The average treatment time lasts 12 - 18 months, though some cases can be completed in as little as 6 months, and the custom aligners are removable, comfortable, and invisible.
Improving your bite and teeth can help enhance your oral health. Our team of experienced doctors will ensure that you are receiving the best treatment at the lowest cost. With over 50 years of combined experience, we’ll help you decide on a treatment plan that will work best for your needs.
If you’re interested in learning more about orthodontic treatment don’t be afraid to reach out! Give us a call or text at (262) 522-7447 or schedule your free consult now.