All Ages Accepted
David McInnis Orthodontics provides orthodontic treatment for adults, adolescents and children. Treatment typically lasts from 6 to 30 months, depending on age and the severity of the orthodontic problem. Outstanding results are also dependent on maximizing the coordination of care between you and our practice. We are committed to delivering the best possible service in order for you to achieve your orthodontic objectives.
First Orthodontic Evaluation at Age 7
Often parents are told to wait until their child has lost all of their baby teeth to consider orthodontics. We follow the guidelines established by the American Association of Orthodontists by recommending that an orthodontic evaluation take place at age 7 for all children. This early evaluation can help to determine the best time to begin any necessary treatment.
Many progressive treatments are now available for patients 7 to 11 years of age that provide significant benefits, especially when jaw irregularities are present. These treatments may also prevent certain conditions from worsening. Treating children with these types of problems during their growth stages allows our practice to achieve results that may not be possible when face and jaw bones have fully developed. This early treatment can simplify or eliminate additional treatment for the child.
As a parent, it’s not always easy to determine if your child may need orthodontic treatment just by looking at outward appearance. Early treatment new means a healthy, beautiful smile for the future!
Orthodontics for Teens and Adults
Often people are surprised by all the advancements in orthodontics. Bulky, uncomfortable metal braces are a thing of the past. Our brackets are smaller, sleeker, and far more comfortable than ever before. Additionally, for many patients Invisialign is a perfect option for them. The Invisalign System is a series of clear overlay templates (called aligners) that have been generated by computer stimulation to gradually move the teeth.
One in five orthodontic patients is over the age of 21.
Many adults are choosing to receive treatment later in life because they understand the importance of maintaining their oral health, they want to feel better about their overall appearance, or both. If you have any pain, notice your teeth are crowded, your bite doesn’t feel comfortable, or simply aren’t happy with your smile, schedule a free consultation so we can help you.