Aurora Orthodontics & Periodontics
3535 E New York St, Suite 212
Aurora, IL 60504
(630) 338-1652

Right Age for Braces

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Orthodontic problems such as crowding of the teeth, large spaces between teeth, protruding teeth and bad bites can be inherited or caused by injury to the mouth, early or late loss of baby teeth, or thumb-sucking habits.

Most children lose all their baby teeth by age 13. By the end of their teen years, the jaw bones will harden and stop growing. Orthodontic procedures for adults often take more time and can involve tooth extraction or oral surgery.

Adults, teens and children have different needs, require different levels of attention and specific care. Dental braces for children, dental braces for teens, and dental braces for adults should be planned differently.

Dental Braces for Teens

Teenagers in braces are no longer scare. New technology makes braces for teens a fun journey. In fact, now dental braces come in different colors, which makes life with braces much stylish, more comfortable, and even easier than in the past. There are several treatment options to choose from, including traditional metal braces, clear braces, and invisible or invisalign braces.

Dental Braces for Adults

Braces for adults have changed dramatically in the last 10 years. Orthodontic treatment is no longer just for teens and children. The american Association of Orthodontists reports that 25 percent of orthodontic patients are over the age of 26. Many adults are choosing orthodontic care because they understand the importance of maintaining their health, and the confidence that comes from having a beautiful smile.

Today´s orthodontic treatment options offer multiple types of dental braces, such as clear braces, invisible braces, invisalign braces, self-ligating braces (damon braces), lingual braces (behind your teeth), and clear aligners that are comfortable, aesthetic, and can be customized to your needs. Remember, a straight smile isn´t just beautiful, it will help you improve your teeth´s health.

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