Orthodontic treatment can be appropriate for both adults and children.
For children aged 7-12 years, new treatment modalities are available that focus on dental and facial orthopaedics. Using these techniques at during this age range, allows the orthodontist to take advantage of the patients growth and eliminate irregularities in the facial bones. The aim is to create a more harmonious relationship between the jaws and face.
In addition, improving things at this age encourages the permanent teeth to erupt into better positions, potentially reducing the severity of a developing maloclusion.
For adults, the techniques and appliances we use increase comfort levels, decrease the frequency of visits and shorten treatment time. In addition, appliances are more aesthetic with tooth coloured ceramic braces, and invisible with lingual appliances or aligners.