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Who Makes A Good Candidate For Invisalign or Braces?

Children from the age of 7-12

1/3 children can benefit from wearing braces. The American Orthodontist Association recommends that all children should see an orthodontist for consultation by the age of 7.  By the time your child is 7, your child’s teeth have developed enough for your orthodontist to check the condition of their teeth and recommend braces or other corrective appliances to help them have a nicer smile in the future.  It is better to start treatment at around this age because children’s teeth, face, and jaw are still developing and makes it easier to adjust them.  Starting early treatment can also help your children avoid other problems that come with having crooked teeth like; tooth decay, cavities, and gum disease.

Teenagers from the age of 12-18

Around 80 percent of teens in the United States have worn braces. A lot of teenagers have had problems with their teeth and complications with their mouths.  Most of these teens benefit from having braces or other corrective alternatives. Teenagers that have under bites, overbites, or crowded teeth can fix these problems by wearing braces. With today’s technology there are so many braces and corrective appliances that are discreet but also comfortable and can correctly align your teeth. Invisalign teen is one of the most popular products used to straighten teeth today.  Most teens are good candidates for Invisalign in San Diego, but it is always better to just come in for your free orthodontic consultation and let us take a look at your smile and recommend what is best for you.

Adults from the ages of 19-70+

According to the American Association of Orthodontics 25 percent of people wearing braces are adults. Adults of any age are ideal candidates for braces. Some of our patients are in their 70s and have achieved wonderful results.  Braces can help adults that may be suffering with other oral problems such as gum defects, plaque accumulation and crooked teeth. Having an easy to clean smile can help eliminate and prevent these problems from occurring. In addition to these benefits, a lot of adults enjoy having a beautiful smile they can be proud of. Braces can improve your smile drastically and improve your self-esteem over time.  We have a wide range of treatment options such as clear braces and Invisalign to help you get that beautiful smile in a discreet and comfortable way.

The San Diego Orthodontic practice of Dr. Lindsay Pfeffer and Dr. Noel Moser, recognize that every patient is different, and we work hard to cater to the unique needs of each patient. We offer the latest in dental braces and Invisalign, plus we treat our patients like family and will go out of our way to make them smile from the inside out!  For a free consultation, call us today at 858-756-6878.

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