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Having a beautiful, straight smile can be transformative. It can turn somebody who’s self-conscious about their appearance into somebody who is self-confident. It can make it easier to speak and eat. And it can help teeth stay healthy and cavity-free.
Are you wondering if braces could help you or your child? Call our orthodontist in Voorhees, NJ today to schedule a consultation. You’ll leave your appointment knowing which type of orthodontic treatment would be best, how long treatment will take, and how you can fit the cost into your family’s monthly budget.
Getting braces is often a milestone moment; it’s the day you start creating the smile that you want to show off to the world. If you or somebody you love has a smile that’s less than perfect, call our Voorhees orthodontist today.
Common Reasons for Braces in Voorhees
Some people have a perfect smile. Others need a little assistance. In many cases, genetics play a large role in how your teeth develop. If one of your parents needed braces, it’s likely you may too. Childhood habits such as thumb sucking can also push teeth out of alignment. And as you get older, your teeth may shift as the density of your jawbone changes. All of these can cause a malocclusion, which simply means a bad bite. Malocclusions can make it easier for food and bacteria to get caught between the teeth, which can lead to an increased risk of cavities. They can also cause problems with eating or with speech. In addition to the clinical problems, having a crooked smile can make some people feel shy or self-conscious, which can have a negative impact on their social relationships.
Our orthodontist is an expert at straightening teeth and improving smiles. Braces work by gently moving the teeth into proper alignment over a period of time. Our orthodontist in Voorhees can correct almost any orthodontic problem including:
- Crowded teeth
- Open bite
- Buck teeth
- Gaps between teeth
- Jaw misalignment
One of the greatest rewards of being an orthodontist and seeing the transformation as someone’s smile becomes straight and beautiful.
Types of Dental Braces Available at Dental Arts of South Jersey
Our orthodontist offers several different types of braces in Voorhees, NJ. The type of braces that is best for you depends on the type of treatment you need, your lifestyle, and your budget.
Here’s a look at some of the types of braces we offer:
When you think of braces, you probably think of traditional, high-quality, stainless steel brackets. This is a proven method of moving teeth into proper position. Now, you can customize them with colored bands to fit your personal style. Some students even like to choose their school colors.
Sometimes called invisible braces, these clear ceramic or tooth-colored ceramic brackets are nearly invisible against the tooth. They are stain-resistant, odor-resistant, and have a smooth surface.
This system uses brackets and wires similar to traditional braces, but it does use any elastic or rubber bands. Instead, it uses special clips to move the archwire that is guiding the teeth into place.
Unlike braces, which attach to the teeth, Invisalign treatment uses a series of clear, removable aligners to gently move teeth into alignment. READ MORE
Dental Braces for Children and Teenagers
For many teenagers and pre-teens, getting braces is a rite of passage. Their siblings, friends, or classmates may have braces already, and many children love personalizing their braces with different colored bands. Plus, it boosts their self-confidence as their teeth straighten. We love hearing the stories that parents tell us about how braces made a difference in their children’s lives.
Even young children can benefit from early orthodontic treatment. The American Association of Orthodontists recommends kids see an orthodontist by age seven to identify any problems with tooth alignment or jaw alignment. Early orthodontic treatment, which is also called Phase I Treatment, can help guide the jaws so the permanent teeth come in correctly. Early treatment may also lessen the amount of time the child may need braces later.
Children typically get braces once their baby teeth have been replaced with their permanent teeth; many children start braces between the ages of 11 and 13. Our orthodontist in Voorhees will be happy to discuss with you the best timing to start braces for your child.
Braces for Adults
More and more adults are getting braces now, too. About one in five orthodontic patients is an adult, according to the American Association of Orthodontists. Seventy-five percent of adults have some sort of a malocclusion, meaning their teeth don’t bite together properly. There are several reasons for this including spacing issues, crowding, or their teeth have drifted out of position as they got older.
You might be surprised by how many of your friend, colleagues, and neighbors in Voorhees choose to get braces for social or professional reasons. Having a beautiful smile makes a good impression, and can boost one’s self-esteem. Plus, there are many convenient and visually-appealing choices for orthodontic treatment now. Adults may choose clear ceramic braces instead of traditional stainless steel braces. Another aesthetic option is Invisalign treatment, a series of clear, removable aligners that gently guide teeth into alignment. Our orthodontist in Voorhees will be happy to discuss the options with you.
Call Dental Arts of South Jersey Today for an Orthodontic Consultation
Having properly aligned teeth can make them easier to clean, which means fewer cavities. Reducing the amount of dental decay means there’s a stronger likelihood that your natural teeth with stay healthy and last a lifetime. Properly aligned teeth can also make it easier to eat and to speak. Call us today to schedule an orthodontic consultation and find how our orthodontist in Voorhees can help you have a smile you’re proud to show the world.