Posts for: December, 2015

By Dr. Cecilia La Roche
December 09, 2015
Category: Dental Procedures
Tags: braces  
Find out if orthodontic treatment is the right option for your smile right now.

There comes a time in many people’s lives where they are fed up with crooked or misaligned teeth and dream of having a straighter smile. No matter your age, braces can always be a great way to get the smile you want. Find out if it’s time you talked to your Hollis Bracesdentist Dr. Cecilia LaRoche about braces.

The Magic Age Number for Braces

When it comes to children and their teeth it’s recommended that they get screened around seven years old to see if braces are right for them. By this time in their life all of their permanent teeth have come in so we have a better idea of what their smile will look like without treatment. Usually issues such as overcrowding and bite problems also present themselves by this age, and the sooner these problems can be corrected the better.

Remember, just because getting braces young is recommended it doesn’t mean that you can’t start orthodontic treatment at any age. In fact, almost 20 percent of braces wearers are adults. It’s never too late to see your dentist in Hollis about whether braces are the best option for you.

Reasons to Consider Braces

If you are unhappy or embarrassed by your smile then getting braces can certainly be the next step to getting a smile that you will feel confident in. A healthier smile will go a long way to improving your self-esteem and to keeping teeth healthier, since crooked and misaligned teeth are prone to gum disease and cavities. Plus, keep in mind that age is just a number when it comes to getting orthodontic treatment.

If you are dealing with any of these issues then it might be a good time to talk to us about braces:

  • Overcrowding
  • Overbites and underbites
  • Misaligned jaw
  • Gaps between teeth
  • Crooked teeth

You think you’re ready to get braces and want to find out which one is right for me? We have a ton of different orthodontic options including Invisalign for teens and adults wanting to straighten their smiles more discreetly. Call your general dentist in Hollis, NY at LaRoche Dental today. Let’s schedule your next orthodontic consultation with us!

Hollis, NY Dentist
LaRoche Dental
205-07 Hillside Ave Suite #17
Hollis, NY 11423
(718) 776-0600

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