We take everything into consideration and discuss your options before we tailor your treatment.


There isn’t a definitive age to get started with orthodontics. We recommend an initial consultation around age seven. By this age, most children have a mix of baby teeth and adult teeth, making it easier for the orthodontist to diagnose and correct tooth and jaw problems sooner (and more importantly, without surgery). There’s no better treatment than prevention. Catching things early will help to give your child a healthy, beautiful smile for the future.

Here are a few things to look for that may mean your child needs to see an orthodontist:

  • Early or late loss of baby teeth
  • A hard time chewing or biting food
  • Mouth breathing
  • Finger or thumb sucking
  • Crowded, misplaced, or blocked teeth
  • Jaws that pop or make sounds when opening and closing
  • Teeth that come together abnormally, or do not come together at all
  • Jaws and teeth that are not proportionate to the rest of the face
  • Crowded front teeth around age seven or eight


We offer a variety of braces (types and styles) for teens to choose from.

Some common options include:

  • Ceramic braces
  • Invisalign
  • Traditional metal braces


Rest assured, you’re not alone in seeking treatment. Whether it’s recurring jaw pain, gum disease, crowded teeth, a bad bite, or simply building confidence in their smiles, one in five orthodontic patients are actually over the age of 21. Some stigma stems from visible metal braces. We know this discourages a lot of adults from treatment which is why we offer lots of alternatives.

Alternative options:

  • Clear braces
  • Ceramic braces
  • Invisalign
  • Traditional metal braces

Give us a call if you’re considering orthodontic treatment for yourself or your child. We’re always open to finding new solutions for patients of any age. Every happy smile looks the same to us.