Orthodontics is that branch of dentistry focused on aligning the upper and lower teeth into an ideal bite. There are various orthodontic options available at Boulder County Smiles in Lafayette CO.
The American Association of Orthodontists recommends that children have an orthodontic examination by the age of seven. That’s too young for braces, but by that age we’ll be able to see whether there are any issues with the incoming adult teeth. Even though your child still has most or all of his or her baby teeth, the adult teeth are visible with X-rays.
We have several orthodontic options for you to consider:
- Traditional Braces. The metal braces available today are much smaller and lighter than they used to be. They’re a lot more comfortable, too. They consist of stainless steel brackets and wires that apply pressure to the teeth to bring them into proper alignment. Metal braces are still the most common form of orthodontic treatment.
- Clear Braces. Sometimes called “invisible,” these are a lot like metal braces. The difference is that they are made from material that blends in with your teeth color, making them hard for others to see.
- Clear Aligners. Aligners look like an athlete’s mouth guard. You wear a series of customized aligners that gradually move your teeth into an ideal position. People love them not only because they are clear. They can be removed at mealtime and to brush your teeth.
The orthodontic options at Boulder County Smiles in Lafayette CO can give you an ideal bite, resulting in better dental health. We have straightened teeth in patients from Boulder, Louisville, and Broomfield. People also come to our practice for general and family dentistry. Call for an appointment today!
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