The benefits of orthodontic treatment often go beyond the obvious physical changes of an improved bite and straighter teeth; it is also a great way to improve a person’s overall self-image. While having beautiful straight teeth is important, even more important is the need to alleviate any potential health problems associated with the teeth or jaw.
The American Association of Orthodontics recommends that children get an orthodontic evaluation no later than age 7. Though orthodontic treatment can be done at any age, timely treatment ensures maximum dental health.
With all of the recent advancements in orthodontics, wearing braces has never been easier. State-of-the-art appliances and treatments are now available, from traditional metal braces, to clear and tooth coloured brackets, to self-ligating brackets that require fewer adjustments and invisible braces such lingual braces that are placed at the back of the teeth.