When Should A Person Visit The Orthodontist?

In short, the sooner you or your child visits the orthodontist the better. As an orthodontist Orange County, CA patients trust from John Redmond Orthodontics can explain, waiting to begin treatment, such as tooth alignment, could make the treatment process more time consuming and difficult. And, of course, the sooner you start the sooner you will be done and have a completed treatment plan and straight teeth that form a properly functioning mouth. It has been most common for teenagers to see an orthodontist, but adults and younger children alike can benefit from orthodontic treatment as well. Contact us today to schedule your appointment for a consultation, evaluation, and treatment options discussion. 

  • Elementary Aged Children
    More and more orthodontists are having great success with starting treatment young as the patient’s mouth is still growing. During this time your orthodontist can assist the growth by working with it to prepare the mouth and teeth to be properly aligned as the body and mouth finishes the growth period and becomes a fully grown, adult mouth and teeth. Starting early is especially helpful for patients that are anticipated to need more extensive orthodontic treatment. If you think you see signs of more extensive care being required, don’t wait to start working with our orthodontist on your child’s care.
  • Teenagers
    Oftentimes orthodontists have worked with teenagers and pre-teens because they have just grown in all their adult teeth, and for many patients that is the time to begin teeth alignment and straightening with a qualified orthodontist. Once all the adult teeth are in and your orthodontist knows what they’re working with they can begin treatment. During the teenage or pre-teen years is likely the time to begin orthodontic treatment if the teeth are only somewhat crooked or out of place and not requiring major adjustments. 
  • Adults
    There are several reasons an adult may seek orthodontic treatment, such as simply not having the opportunity to straighten teeth at a younger age, having had braces before but teeth moving over the years from not wearing your retainer, etc. No matter the reason, if you’re not happy with the look or function of your teeth, it is time to talk with a qualified and experienced orthodontist from our office. 
  • Accident Victims
    Damage to teeth can occur quite easily in any kind of accident, and the repair work can be completed by an orthodontist. From chipped teeth, to knocked out teeth, to damaged teeth from a hard “bite,” and more, your orthodontist can treat your damaged teeth to restore them to their previous state before the accident. 

Call Our Office Today

Whatever your reasons for wanting to seek orthodontic care, don’t hesitate to give us a call. During your initial appointment we will do an evaluation, answer your questions, and begin to discuss your treatment goals, needs, and options. There is no need to wait to take the first step toward your treatment. Call us today to schedule your appointment.