Our orthodontist practices in South Jordan, Ut. and in Murray, Ut. recognizes that adults and children have different needs and require different levels of attention and care. We will work with you to ensure you receive the most appropriate treatments and your needs are met with understanding, respect, and full commitment from us.
Braces For children
The American Association of Orthodontists recommends that your child schedule a visit to the orthodontist at 7 or 8 years old. When we see patients at this age we are able to spot serious problems that would benefit from early treatment. Early treatment allows your Dr Young to correct and guide your child’s eruption of permanent teeth and guide your child’s jaw to a better growth pattern. We are able to create extra space for crowded teeth which may help to avoid the need for extractions later in life. We can also correct thumb sucking habits and minor speech problems caused by a tongue thrust or thumb sucking habit.
Some of the few things to watch for at this early stage includes crowded, misplaced or even missing teeth. Also, if your child has difficulty chewing or biting, if they are a mouth breather, do they have thumb sucking habit that they can’t stop, or if their jaws have a popping sound, all these things may indicate that your child needs to be seen for a free consultation by Dr Young.
Braces For teens
Braces are cooler than many teens may think. In fact, braces come in an assortment of styles, materials, shapes and colors. This makes life with braces much more fun, easier, comfortable, and more stylish than ever before. The several treatment options to choose from include traditional silver metal, tooth colored ceramic, invisible braces and clear aligner trays. Just ask our staff about the different options available.
Treatment times vary with each individual, and depending on how quickly your body responds and how much work is needed you may be in and out of braces in no time. Each treatment plan is designed to give you the show-stopping smile you desire.
Braces are usually placed once all the permanent teeth have erupted. This is usually between 11 and 12 years of age. If you have a teenager then they are probably the perfect age to correct any malocclusions.
Braces For adults
There is great news for all adults, braces and Invisalign are excellent treatments for everyone 20 – 60 years old. In fact here at District Orthodontics at the District in South Jordan, 4 out of ten patients are over the age of 21! Many adults are choosing to receive treatment because they understand that straight teeth are easier to keep clean which is important in maintaining good health. They also love how straight teeth make them feel better about their appearance.
The orthodontic treatment options today offer a variety of braces and other appliances, clear braces, self-ligating braces, lingual braces, and clear aligners such as Invisalign, that are all comfortable, aesthetic, and customized to meet your needs. Remember, a straight smile isn’t just beautiful; it will help you maintain the health of your teeth for life! Riverton, Bluffdale, Herriman and Draper are just a 5 min drive from our Office in South Jordan. Call today for a Free consultation.