Orthodontic tooth movement can be achieved at any age. Dr. Khakhria has patients ranging in age from 7 to 77.
The American Association of Orthodontists recommends children receive their first orthodontic no later than age 7.
Dr. Khakhria agrees that it’s better to be early than late when it comes to growth modification. With early detection, he can carefully monitor growth and begin treatment at the ideal time.
So how does early treatment benefit your child?
- Creates room for crowded, erupting teeth
- Promotes facial symmetry by influencing jaw growth
- Reduces the possibility of trauma to your protruding front teeth
- Saves space for teeth that have not yet erupted
- Decreases the need for tooth removal
Orthodontic during the teen years is considered the norm for most people. This is considered a good age to establish a more stable and final bite that is not only healthy and functional but also should be as esthetic as possible. After all, this is the age most kids need all the confidence they can get. Invisalign® is great option at this time.
Adult orthodontic therapy can be very complex. The supporting bones and gums are much more delicate and treatment has to be done by an orthodontist with some experience in this field. There are some orthodontists who avoid adult treatment just for this reason. Dr. Khakhria has been treating adults since 2001 and enjoys the challenges in this field. He also uses state of the art technology like Acceledent® and or Propel® to help accelerate the process for adults. And of course he is a certified Invisalign® Premier Provider too.