Braces For Teens & Adults In Plano, Texas
For many generations, getting braces was usually done as a teenager. Many children would wear braces during their pre-teen and teenage years. Orthodontia has changed over the years. Now, our licensed orthodontists in Plano, Texas provide orthodontic care for children, teens and adults to help them accomplish the beautiful smile they have always wanted.
Children & Braces
Back in the day, a child never visited an orthodontist until they were aged from 10 to 12 years old. Our board certified orthodontists in Plano, TX in (in Accordance with the recommendation of American Association of Orthodontists), recommend that the first visit for your child to occur by the age of 7.
We recommend you bring your child at age 7, because at this age they are developing their permanent teeth. This means that our orthodontists will be able to determine if there are any problems before they worsen. Our professionals may observe that early treatment could save you costly treatment time later on.
Starting the Phase 1 Treatment
Phase 1 orthodontic treatment normally occurs between the ages of 6 and 9 years old and is mainly interceptive. Orthodontists at Infinite Orthodontics work towards the Phase 1 Treatment for your child because it addresses the problems with your child’s jaw. The purpose of this treatment is to avoid your child from the need of supplementary treatments later on and reduce the amount of treatment your child will need.
Braces: Teens & Adults
It is ideal for an adolescent to wear braces through their teenage years. This is because at that age, the permanent teeth have all grown in, but the skull is still growing. This does not mean that adults are not good candidates to wear braces. Even if the adult did not wear braces as teenagers, it is still possible to achieve a beautiful smile with braces. Wearing braces as an adult will also improve your smile if your teeth have shifted after your braces were removed at a younger age.
Options For Braces Treatment
Braces have changed a great deal in the last 20 years. Our team continues to be at the forefront of those changes that provide the best results in the shortest amount of time, with the greatest comfort.
The braces we offer can be metal or clear, and on the front or back side of the teeth, depending on your preference and the recommendation of your orthodontist. All of our braces incorporate smoother surfaces and are engineered for faster adjustments at each visit.
At your initial appointment, you’ll be able to check out all treatment options and discuss what type of braces best suit your lifestyle and preferences. If you prefer a removable, discreet solution, Dr. Hanoun and Dr. Isaac are also providers of Invisalign treatment and would be more than happy to discuss this option with you.
Choosing Your Next Braces
Our patients who need braces have a variety of options available. Here are some examples and descriptions.
Traditionaal Metal Braces:
Even though there are many types of braces, traditional braces are still the most popular. Great strides have been made since they were first used, and they are becoming more comfortable and effective.
Traditional braces use stainless steel brackets and archwires to move your teeth into their proper position. Many teenagers like to decorate their braces with colored rubber bands to give them a colorful and unique smile.
The Damon® System uses self-ligating brackets and hi-tech light-force archwires to improve your bite and smile. It is minimally invasive, yet it has proven to be very effective. The results are often extraordinary.
Some advantages of wearing damon braces:
Incognito – Clear/Hidden Braces or Lingual Braces
Lingual braces are similar to traditional braces except that they are customized to attach to the inside of your teeth and are hidden from view. They are a great option for moderate to severe requirements and straighten your teeth without the look of traditional braces. Lingual braces are a discreet way to straighten your teeth and provide a perfect alternative to conventional braces for esthetically minded individuals. Lingual braces are “fixed” to the teeth so they stay in until treatment is complete.
We use the Incognito brand of lingual braces, providing you with a fully customized set of braces. The results are beautiful and the ease of wear is too because they are designed to fit your teeth and mouth perfectly. They are a great alternative when Invisalign is not an option for you.
Am I too old for braces?
No! Whether you are 30 or 60, you are not too old for braces. During the initial exam with our board certified orthodontist, we will ensure that you are a good candidate and will recommend the best treatment plan for your specific needs.
What is a good age for braces?
At Infinite Orthodontics in Plano, TX we recommend an orthodontic evaluation by the age of 7. This also depends on the cause for your child’s teeth being misaligned and the seriousness of it. However, if you or your child is past the age of 7, it is not too late! Braces are not just for adolescents and teens. We specialize in orthodontic treatments for individuals of all ages.
It is ideal to begin wearing dental braces when your child has lost most primary teeth (baby teeth), when most of the adult teeth (permanent teeth) have already grown in. This usually occurs between the ages of 8 and 14. If our professionals observe that treatment is needed at this time, we will use interceptive and preventive care to your child’s advantage in order to model the best result as development takes place.
The best option for you and your child all depends on how serious your child’s dental problems are that moment. Our orthodontic professionals carry years of experience implementing orthodontic treatment for children, teens and adults.
Contact Dr. Hanoun, or Dr Isaac at Infinite Orthodontics to discuss your best course of action.