Orthodontics: Why Start Now (Based On Age)?

You may have some serious opinions, feelings, and even worries about beginning orthodontic treatment and some of those details may be connected to the age in question. Maybe you feel like you’re a bit too old, so why bother starting now (what difference does it make, you wonder?). You may guess that your child is still very young, so getting started might be a bit of a waste! Our Temecula, CA team understands. However, we also want you to recognize that generally speaking, when you are ready for a straight smile for yourself or your child, starting right now is often your best bet. Let’s explore the reasoning behind this idea!

Treating Younger Kids’ Smiles

You have a kid whose smile is not aligned! Your initial thought is that you guess you’ll wait and talk with our team about orthodontics once your child is older. However, then we mention that it’s a good idea to start as soon as possible. Why is this, you wonder? Well, we want you to consider the fact that beginning as early as you can often makes treatment easier. By guiding development from the very start, it’s easier to prevent serious misalignment from occurring, so we can promote easier care, rather than waiting on treatment that ends up becoming quite complex later on.

Treating Teen Smiles

Perhaps your child is a teenager and you have been thinking that you might as well wait until your child graduates from high school or even college. Perhaps you figure this is the type of thing better addressed in adulthood. However, we remind you that oral tissues are still much more pliable in the teen years, making shifting teeth easier. In addition, once your child’s smile is aligned, it can stay that way for life! Starting now may be the beneficial choice you’d like to make.

Treating Adult Smiles

If you’re an adult, you may figure that you’ve made it this far without orthodontic care, so why rush? Well, keep in mind that when your teeth are misaligned, you’re at a greater susceptibility to hygiene-related disease, functional problems, and all because your smile isn’t straight. The sooner it is, the easier protecting your oral health will become.

Treat Your Smile With Orthodontic Care

Get started as soon as possible with orthodontic care to align your smile or your child’s smile! Talk with us about the benefits associated with orthodontics at any age, so you feel more motivated to follow through! Give us a call in Temecula, CA to schedule a consultation with your dentist. We are proud to serve patients from Riverside, Temecula, Moreno Valley, Corona, and all surrounding California communities. To schedule an appointment, contact one of the following locations nearest to you:

Riverside Dental Group at Magnolia in Riverside, CA at (951) 689-5031.

Dental Associates of Moreno Valley in Moreno Valley, CA at (951) 697-6800.

Riverside Dental Group at Woodcrest in Riverside, CA at (951) 776-9001.

Oasis Family Dental in Temecula, CA at (951) 695-2290.

Dental Associates of Riverside in Riverside, CA at (951) 369-1001.

Dental Associates of Corona in Corona, CA at (951) 273-9580.