The best time to get an orthodontic evaluation is at 7 years old. As the teeth start to form and erupt, we want to make sure they are growing in the right direction for their adult teeth. A complimentary consultation at age 7 is a chance for us to evaluate your child’s jaw and check the progress of their adult teeth.
It’s important to get a proper orthodontic evaluation at an early age. At the age of 7, the individual is in a position to receive a complimentary consultation that will help establish whether or not orthodontics are necessary. In some cases, these movements may not come about until 12 or 11 1/2.
Orthodontic treatment usually starts when the second molar teeth are beginning to grow in.
The best age to start orthodontic treatment for most people is probably going to be in general somewhere between 11 and a half and 12 1/2 or 13.
If you’re looking to recover from jaw surgery, make sure you know what orthognathic surgery is. During this procedure, surgeons will reposition your lower or upper jawbone, using orthognathic surgery techniques. These techniques can help prevent some of the adverse effects of jaw surgery, like swelling or discomfort.
The best way to recover from jaw surgery is to take it easy and follow your doctor’s orders, which usually includes rest, relaxation, TLC and appropriately following up with the doctor. You’re looking at about 7-8 weeks of recovery time.
It will take some time for you to regain feeling in your mouth after surgery, so you might need to drink with a straw and eat softer foods.
Every case is different. This can range from 6 months to as long as 2.5 years.
There is no charge for the consultation.
The appointment is about 30 minutes long.
A series of photos and x-rays will be taken, and treatment options will be presented, including what appliances can be used and length of treatment time. An estimated cost breakdown will also be provided.
We can start treatment the same day as your consultation if you are indeed ready to move forward after reviewing all treatment options with the doctor.
Give our office a call so that we can get you in as soon as possible to repair it.
Either move up to the next aligner or if it is too uncomfortable, move back to the previous aligner. Give our office a call to see if we need to re-order the lost aligner.
You should be able to continue wearing the cracked aligner as long as it is not causing any discomfort. If it is uncomfortable, go back to the previous aligner or try to move up to the next aligner.
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