Child and Juvenile Interceptive Treatments
The American Association of Orthodontists recommends that children have an initial evaluation by the age of seven because it is the optimal time to evaluate skeletal development and to identify the position of the permanent teeth.
The importance of early orthodontic evaluation and convenient treatment is the reason that Dr. Huxford invites Dr. Gibson, Henderson-based orthodontist, into the BDG practice every other Monday, your child the best opportunity for a healthy, beautiful smile!
Through early treatment, both Dr. Huxford and Dr. Gibson will have the opportunity to guide jaw growth, lower the risk of trauma to protruded front teeth, help correct harmful oral habits, improve appearance, guide permanent teeth into a more favorable position and improve the way lips meet.
Invisalign straightens your teeth with a series of clear, virtually invisible custom-molded aligners. By using a series of clear, removable aligners, Invisalign straightens your teeth with results you'll notice sooner than you think. The course of treatment involves changing aligners approximately every two weeks, moving your teeth into straighter position step by step, until you have a more beautiful smile. And unlike braces, these clear aligners can be removed while you eat and brush your teeth as usual.
There once was a time when brades were considered "just for kids", but today, a growing number of adults are now straightening their teeth with the use of braces. Not only are braces more affordable because insurance coverage for orthodontic work has risden, but braces are no longer the large metal contraptions with steel wires and unsightly headgear they once were. Instead, they are available as clear ceramic brackets or brackets attached to the backsides of the teeth. In some cases, they can forget about brackets altogether and go for Invisalign, which utilizes a series of clear plastic trays to gently coax the teeth into place.
In addition, as bone density decreases with age, the bones in our mouths also lose density and shift with age or simply due to natural wear in the mouth. Even adults who had braces as children or teens occasionally need to return for orthodontic treatment as adults, especially if they haven't been diligent about wearing their retainers and their teeth have shifted out of alignment.