According to the American Association of Orthodontists, children should have their first orthodontic appointment when they are about seven years old. During the developmental years, it is much easier to identify and diagnose dental skeletal issues.
Not every child will need braces at a young age. However, for those who do, early treatment will allow Dr. Markham to:
If you are trying to determine whether or not your child needs to visit an orthodontist, there are a few symptoms you can look for. These include:
Plenty of adults are successfully completing orthodontic treatment. In fact, according to the American Association of Orthodontics, one out of every five patients is over the age of 21. There are many reasons adults pursue braces. For some, they simply wish to improve the aesthetics of their smile. Others have come to understand the role that straight teeth play in overall oral health. Many of our patients seek orthodontic care due to:
No matter what your reason may be for considering orthodontics, we can help you find a solution. During your consultation, Dr. Markham will listen closely to your concerns and design a personalized treatment plan to meet your needs. We can even combine your treatment with procedures in cosmetic dentistry for a dramatic new smile.
Dr. Markham understands that each patient is unique, and will, therefore, have different needs. At our practice, we offer a variety of treatment options that will cater to a number of lifestyles: