Malocclusion occurs when the teeth are out of alignment. This condition can be the source of a variety of dental problems. Misalignment of teeth can manifest as a natural occurrence, or it can be the result of habits such as thumb-sucking. It can also occur due to trauma or missing teeth. Orthodontic treatment is available for adults and children to correct malocclusion and straighten teeth for a beautiful smile.
Intervention in the early stages of malocclusion makes it possible for the orthodontist to develop a treatment plan so your child’s permanent teeth can come in straight. The American Association of Orthodontists recommends that children with orthodontic needs be seen around age seven. At this age, most children have a mix of primary and permanent teeth, which allows for a more accurate diagnosis and treatment of tooth and jaw issues. This early intervention can also minimize or eliminate the need for surgery.
Teens and adults of all ages also seek orthodontic treatment to straighten crooked teeth. Mild misalignments can affect the aesthetics of your smile. More severe cases can lead to other dental problems. In some situations, if the malocclusion is severe enough, surgery may be needed. Schatz Orthodontics addresses all levels of orthodontic care.
Orthodontic Treatment for Children, Teens and Adults
The type of orthodontic treatment needed depends on a variety of factors. Age is one consideration, as is the severity of the malocclusion. Different methods of straightening teeth are available, and each has its advantages and drawbacks. Click on the links below for more information about our various orthodontic treatments.
Early intervention is ideal but not always possible. Schatz Orthodontics works with all ages to provide the best results possible for correcting malocclusion.
At Schatz Orthodontics, we offer a variety of orthodontic treatments. We have traditional braces when necessary, and Dr. Schatz is a certified provider for Invisalign and Invisalign Teen.
Invisalign and Clear Aligners
When you schedule your free consultation with us, Dr. Schatz will make a recommendation regarding the best options for the orthodontic treatment you are seeking. Many individuals do well with clear aligners, while others with more severe malocclusion will need traditional braces in order to achieve the best results. Schedule your appointment with Schatz Orthodontics today for more information.