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4021 Miller Road, Flint, MI 48507

When Are Braces Best?

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Braces are commonly seen on teens to improve their developing smiles. But today, braces have outgrown this small stereotype and orthodontists are helping all different ages at a variety of stages.

Basics of Braces

Braces are attached to the teeth with wires and brackets, applying gentle pressure to straighten teeth, as well as moving the teeth and jaw into proper alignment. They are also used for cosmetic reasons. Dental treatment is provided by specialists called orthodontists. Your dentist can recommend the best orthodontist in Flint for your personal needs.

Candidates for Braces

Anyone who wants to have straighter teeth or improve their bite may be a good candidate for braces. Braces can be for any age group, but the best orthodontist tip is that treatment should begin in childhood to address developing problems, as well as avoid later treatment. Orthodontists recommend that children have an orthodontic evaluation as young as age of seven. Yet only a thorough evaluation by an orthodontist can determine whether braces are best for you or your family.

Phases of Treatment

While orthodontic braces are now popular for all ages, there are preferable times for treatment to start. According to the best orthodontist experts, treatment typically follows these formats:

  • Phase one of treatment focuses on the developing dental problems in children. This is called interceptive orthodontic and is best when performed at a young age because it can be easier to make permanent changes while teeth, jaws and bone are still developing. The child’s conditions will determine whether braces are best at this stage. Following this first phase, a resting period is essential to allow permanent teeth to fully emerge.
  • Phase two begins about the age of 12 or 13, when it is decided whether a child needs to get braces. If an orthodontist is first seen after this second phase, then care must be customized to meet the older patient’s needs and may include dental extractions to create space for teeth to be properly aligned.

Fortunately, you can benefit from braces at any age. Find the best orthodontist in Flint and discover the difference that braces can make for you.

To get the dental care you deserve from an affordable dentist in Flint, call Family Dental Group today at (810) 515-8952 or make an appointment.

Family Dental Group offers affordable family dentistry and gentle, compassionate dental care in Flint. Our office is conveniently located with extended hours to meet your needs. At Family Dental Group, we provide most dental services, from basic preventative care and general dentistry to specialized procedures and complete dental reconstruction. We accept most dental insurance plans and offer affordable financial solutions for any budget. Patient satisfaction is our top priority and we strive to provide the exceptional, affordable dental care and personal touch that lead to lasting relationships. A smiling patient is our greatest reward and we look forward to keeping those smiles healthy, beautiful, and bright. Discover an affordable dentist who truly cares at Family Dental Group.

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