If you’re toying with the idea of braces or perhaps one of your children need braces, you might wonder when the best time to get braces is. Truth is, it’s different for everyone. Palencia Dental in St. Augustine, FL is here to provide you with the Invisalign treatment you need to achieve a perfect smile. Find out when the best time for you to get braces is with our information below.
When Should Kids Get Braces?
If you were recently notified that your child needs braces or perhaps you are preparing to give your child braces in the future, you might want to know when the perfect time for them to start their orthodontic treatment is. Most dentists recommend that children begin their orthodontic treatment between the ages of 9 and 14. Since your child is still losing baby teeth and growing in permanent teeth, their jawbone is already a bit loose. This makes it easier for teeth to shift with braces on.
For Invisalign treatment, we prefer to start children when they are in their teen years because Invisalign requires more responsibility than just metal braces alone. Your child must feel comfortable with regularly removing and cleaning their Invisalign aligner and wearing it consistently throughout the day to achieve results. Once your child is responsible enough, we can provide them with Invisalign treatment.
When Should Adults Get Braces?
Since adults already have all of their permanent teeth, they can usually start their orthodontic treatment as soon as they want. In some cases, your dentist might have to extract wisdom teeth or restore damaged or decayed teeth before Invisalign treatment can begin. Your teeth should be completely healthy before we begin treatment. Adults of any age can benefit from an Invisalign treatment. Whether you are 30 or 65 years old, Invisalign can help you achieve the perfect smile you have always wanted.
The treatment is nearly undetectable so you can straighten your teeth with complete discreetness to maintain your confidence. You can also eat whatever you want during the treatment as long as you remove your aligners and brush them afterward.
If you’re interested in receiving Invisalign treatment or you think your child is ready for braces, give our cosmetic dentist, Dr. Kinsey at Palencia Dental a call for an Invisalign consultation at (904) 474-5444 or fill out our contact form. We look forward to meeting you!