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Lancaster, CA (661) 949-2290
Tehachapi, CA (661) 822-6819

For All Ages

Orthodontics for Children

The American Association of Orthodontists recommends orthodontic evaluations around age seven, a time when mixed baby and adult teeth can facilitate early diagnosis and treatment.

Orthodontics for Teens

A common teenage experience. Today’s braces are more comfortable and aesthetically pleasing, available in a variety of styles and colors to suit individual preferences.

How long will I have to wear braces?

Factors Influencing Duration:

  • Early Treatment: Monitors jaw growth and helps in planning further orthodontic care.
  • Correction Needs: The extent of the dental issues affects treatment length, which can vary from 12 to 24 months.
  • Patient’s Role: Active cooperation in wearing and maintaining braces influences the treatment’s timeline.

Braces Your Way!

  • Variety of Options: Our practice provides several types of braces, including:
  • Ceramic braces
  • Invisible braces
  • Lingual braces
  • Traditional metal braces

Orthodontics for Adults

Orthodontic care has grown increasingly popular among adults, many of whom are seeking to improve both their dental health and appearance. The American Association of Orthodontists notes that one in five orthodontic patients is now over the age of 21.

Common reasons why adults consider orthodontic treatment:

Adult dental concerns include:

  • malocclusion (bad bite)
  • crowded or spaced teeth
  • jaw pain
  • the desire for a more confident smile

Treatment options for adults

Adults can choose from various types of braces to fit their needs and lifestyles, such as:

  • clear
  • ceramic
  • self-ligating
  • lingual
  • invisible, and 
  • traditional metal braces.

The difference between adult orthodontics and orthodontics for children and teens:

Adult orthodontic treatment can differ significantly from younger patients’ care due to factors like non-growing jawbones, requiring different approaches such as orthognathic surgery. Other adult-specific considerations include:

  • Gum or bone loss (periodontal disease)
  • Worn or missing teeth
  • Completing previously unfinished orthodontic treatments

Why should you consider orthodontic treatment?

Orthodontic treatment offers several benefits:

  • Healthier Teeth: Proper alignment makes dental hygiene easier and helps prevent other health problems.
  • Boosted Confidence: A straight smile can significantly improve self-esteem.
  • Preventing Worsening Conditions: Addressing dental issues early can prevent more serious health issues later.

For more details or to book an appointment, please contact our practice. We understand the demands of a busy schedule and are committed to making your visits as convenient as possible.