When you need straight teeth fast, what is the fastest braces treatment available?
So, you’ve been patient and waited until all your baby teeth have fallen out and now you want to get that smile you’ve always dreamed of. You see, while some parents might decide to start corrective dental procedures before their child has lost all their baby teeth, Dr Peter Miles at Newwave Orthodontists believes the fastest braces treatment may be performed later, around the age of 12 or 13.
Having said that, some dental issues can be treated more effectively if the treatment is started earlier on. Impacted teeth which have failed to emerge from the gum correctly often benefit from early treatment. Crossbites can also be treated effectively at an early age. Of course, it’s difficult for an untrained person to know what’s best for our child when it comes to dental care, which is why seeking the advice of a reputable orthodontist is crucial, especially as children start to develop into adults.
As your child’s mature teeth start to erupt, the foundation of their smile is being laid for the rest of their lives. Not only is this the time many people opt for teeth straightening procedures, there are a range of other challenges to the teenage mouth. Most teenagers live an active lifestyle that includes lots of contact sport, putting them in greater danger of broken or chipped teeth. Unfortunately, there are other issues that are common among teenagers, such as smoking and eating disorders, which can affect dental health. Teenagers are naturally rebellious which may result in an unwillingness to perform proper and regular oral hygiene.
Fast and Furious
Teenagers love to live life in the fast lane, so they want straight teeth yesterday. While no orthodontic treatment can manage that, there are some straightening treatments that are faster than others. Our experience is that for simple alignment cases, Invisalign is faster than conventional braces. Invisalign can straighten teeth in just 12 months however, this is dependent on the specific case, so treatment times will vary.
If you want to find out more about teeth straightening, whether your child is ready for braces, or what the fastest braces treatment is, get in touch with Newwave Orthodontics and make an appointment to chat about your options with Dr Peter Miles.