Comprehensive Orthodontic Treatments in Glenview
At Glenview Dental Associates, our team believes that everyone deserves a smile that makes them happy. We provide comprehensive orthodontic treatments for kids, teenagers, and adults, focusing on oral health, functionality, and aesthetics. Our dentists have years of experience evaluating and correcting misalignment of the teeth and jaw. This quality treatment results in straighter teeth and a better, healthier smile.
As skilled dental professionals, we are committed to providing high-quality orthodontic treatments to you and your family. We always put in the time, effort, and attention to detail to give you the personalized dental care you deserve. Our dentists will listen to you, address your concerns, and help you find the orthodontic solution that works best for your unique situation. If you have questions about our Glenview orthodontic services or are ready to schedule an appointment, please contact us today.
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Why You or Your Child Might Need Braces
Orthodontic treatments are not just for children. While kids are often great candidates for early intervention, it is never too late to straighten your teeth. Dental technology has improved dramatically in the past few decades. Invisible braces offer a clear alternative to the metal braces that probably come to mind when you think about teeth straightening.
You or your child may benefit from braces to deal with any of the following issues:
- Open bite
- Crowding of teeth
- Crooked teeth
- Unwanted gaps
You and your loved ones deserve healthy, straight, and beautiful smiles. Whether using traditional braces or the latest in custom-fit removable aligners, our Glenview dentists can help.
When to Start Orthodontic Treatment for Your Child
As a parent, you may wonder when exactly to get braces for a child. There is no set age to initiate orthodontic care. It is a good idea to bring your child in for an in-depth orthodontic assessment at the first sign of problems with tooth spacing or alignment.
If there are no problems, it is still good to get an evaluation around age seven. Sometimes orthodontic issues are not immediately visible. Of course, an early orthodontic appointment does not necessarily mean that a procedure will be required. An initial orthodontic assessment is simply an evaluation.
With early intervention, it can be easier to correct dental alignment issues. Some children may need to begin orthodontic treatment quite early. In these cases, our orthodontic treatment in Glenview includes Phase I & II treatment and simple extractions when necessary. When we take early steps to correct emerging alignment issues, the result is a straight, beautiful smile your child will thank you for.
Phases of Orthodontic Treatment
We offer two phases of orthodontic treatment for kids and teenagers. Depending on the needs of the child, this can include multiple stages and appliances. The phases of orthodontic treatment are as follows:
- Phase I: Phase I orthodontic treatment is also known as early intervention. The procedure occurs before all of your child’s permanent teeth emerge, typically between ages six and ten. It can include the use of spacers, expanders, and retainers.
- Phase II: Phase II treatment is the traditional type of orthodontic care that most people are familiar with. Braces will be placed on the upper and lower teeth depending on your needs. Generally, braces remain in place from 12-24 months. After that, a retainer will help maintain alignment long-term.
Invisalign® for Adults and Teens
Many people are worried about getting braces because they have concerns about the immediate aesthetic impact. It is a critical issue for teenagers and adults, who may feel as though they are too old for traditional braces. The good news is that Invisalign offers a nearly invisible solution to straighten your teeth.
Invisalign treatments involve a series of customized aligning trays. These trays gradually shift your teeth into the desired position. In addition to being virtually invisible, Invisalign trays are removable. If you have any specific questions about Invisalign orthodontic treatments, we would be more than happy to help.
Quality Glenview Orthodontic Options
At Glenview Dental Associates, our dentists are committed to serving you with honesty, integrity, compassion, and the highest level of professional skill. We know that every smile is unique, and not every treatment is suitable for each person. Our dentists will put in the time and attention to help you find an option that works for you.
If you want more information about all our oral health treatment options, we are happy to take the time to sit down with you and your family. We provide premium orthodontic services in Glenview and throughout Cook County. Call us today!
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