Everyone wants straight, healthy and beautiful looking teeth regardless of their age. A beautiful smile can boost your confidence and Lancaster Dental is all for that!

As a parent, you want your children looking their very best and improving their dental health is one-way to achieve that. As adults, you understand just how radiant your smile makes you look and making it perfect is a priority. You can achieve all this and more with the help of braces. They help to straighten teeth and fix all sorts of bite issues.

Some of the most frequent questions we get asked about braces here at Lancaster Dental include:

  • When can I get braces?
  • At what age can my kid get braces?
  • Can I still get braces if I’m old?

For kids, regular dentist visits are important. They would most likely be first to notice any problems and recommend seeing the orthodontist. The generally recommended age by the American Academy of Orthodontists (AAO) for a child’s first visit to the orthodontist is no later than 7 years of age. It enables the orthodontist to know the recommended course of treatment and duration. Although most children go later around 9 years up till their teenage years. Even adults may require orthodontic treatment as there’s no age limit.

The first visit to the orthodontist doesn’t essentially mean they’ll get braces right away, it just makes the process of determining the problem and getting treatment earlier and faster.

Most children eventually get their braces within the ages of 8 to 14 as this is a good time for them to get braces. It is the time when their jaws, mouth and head are most conducive for straightening.

In adults, there is no age limit for getting braces. They could be gotten for a variety of reasons that were missed in childhood or developed in adulthood. Braces in adults can be used to align malposed teeth, reposition teeth, altering bite and even for aesthetic purposes. 

The orthodontist knows just how to determine what treatment plan is best for you or your kids based on your unique situation and requirements.

What are The Available Choices For Braces?

Depending on your condition, preferences and budget, our orthodontist could give you a variety of options to choose from.

  1. Traditional Metal Braces

These are made of metal and include brackets, arch wires and flexible wires to hold them together

  1. Ceramic Braces

These are like traditional braces but are made of ceramic instead. 

  1. Lingual Braces 

These are attached to the inner surfaces of your teeth instead of the outside and are much harder to see.

  1. Invisalign

This involves the use of clear and removable aligners to straighten the teeth without the use of metal wires or brackets.

At Lancaster Dental, our experts have been serving and helping our clients smile more confidently since 1978. We are cost efficient, affordable and friendly.

We specialize in all forms of dental care and treatment plans. Our expert care orthodontists have a world of experience that helps them give you the very best.

Schedule a Session Today, and let’s get you smiling!