We purposely to tailor your treatment to your specific needs and aspirations. We love sharing in our patient’s aspirations, inside the practice and out. Be it by providing straighter, better-aligned teeth for a life event such as graduation or wedding or any achievements such as a school 5k, food drives or dance recitals. We here to support you!
We love to encourage you in your aspirations through our relationship with you. We count it an honor to support you in your upcoming plans and dreams while treating you comfortably, whether with early treatment for children, adult treatment, alignment of teeth to coordinate with your upcoming implants, traditional braces, ceramic braces, Invisalign, or Clear Correct. We would love to help guide you to your best treatment option!
Orthodontics for All Ages
Ahava Orthodontics counts it an honor to take care of patients whether young, mature, or in between! It is recommended by The American Association of Orthodontists (AAO) to see children by age 7.
If early intervention is needed, whether to re-direct the growth of a lower jaw, to expand the width of an upper jaw, or anything further, that process can begin. It is easier and more comfortable to achieve skeletal changes at this younger age, and thus impact the adult dentition for the best.
Adult treatment can include straightening the teeth, uprighting teeth to make way for future implants, or can help prepare your mouth optimally for future crown and bridge needs or address jaw issues. Temporomandibular joint (TMJ) & Temporomandibular disorders (TMD) occur when your joints and/or muscles are not working properly. These disorders can involve joints, muscles, or both. Find out more about TMJ.
The American Association of Orthodontists recommends that your child’s first visit to the orthodontist be by the age of seven. By this age, a child’s first permanent molars will probably be erupted. This timing is an appropriate opportunity to identify any potential bite or growth problems that could negatively impact your child’s dental and skeletal development. By conducting an early assessment, it is possible to evaluate the alignment and eruption situation of the teeth within the available space of the jaw, as well as to assess growth patterns. Beginning treatment at an earlier period supports easier skeletal and dental adjustments, often will avert the future need for surgery, possibly lower overall expenses, and can allow for orthodontic treatments to be successfully accomplished by earlier ages.
Benefits of Early Treatment
We see that challenges are opportunities for helping young kids to gain the confidence that they can accomplish treatment and be successful! We love to focus on the abilities of all our patients, assuring them that what some see as disabilities, we see as opportunities to make a huge impact on the world through them and their accomplishments. Many kids wake up each day challenged with disabilities, and we want to celebrate them and all they dream about, do, and accomplish, starting with an inspirational smile!
Some of the many benefits of early treatment include:
– Creating room for crowded, erupting teeth
– Preserving space for teeth that have not yet erupted
– Reducing the need for possible tooth extraction
– Lowering the chance of trauma to the front teeth
– Alleviating the need for future surgery
– Improvement in breathing
– Stopping thumb/finger sucking habits before malocclusions can develop
– Tongue thrust therapy
– Reinforcing good oral hygiene habits from an early age
– Providing improved self-esteem through an awesome smile!
Early treatment can be used to address many different oral problems in a child, including the following:
– Tooth crowding or spacing issues
– Protrusive bites
– Facial asymmetry problems
– Tooth eruption challenges or abnormalities
– Jaw growth abnormalities
– Detrimental habits such as thumb or finger sucking, tongue thrust, and mouth breathing
When you’re looking for high quality orthodontic treatments like braces and Invisalign in the Fort Worth Metroplex area, Ahava Orthodontics is here to meet your needs. We’re glad to serve patients of all ages, including those adults who may be in search of orthodontic care. Orthodontic treatment isn’t just for kids; many adults nowadays are taking the opportunity to enhance their smile with the help of orthodontics. If you think you may be interested, we hope you’ll take the time to look at our adult orthodontic treatment options.
Some of the most popular orthodontic treatments that we offer from our Fort Worth, TX office are:
This is the traditional form of orthodontic treatment that you’re probably familiar with. These braces feature small metal brackets that are bonded to the front of the teeth with a thin wire running through the brackets. Modern braces are now much lighter and more comfortable than they were in the past.
The main difference between ceramic braces and the traditional metal braces is that these braces offer a more discreet treatment. The brackets are made of ceramic or plastic, making them harder for other people to see. While they’re not as visible as metal braces, they’re also not as durable.
This treatment is considered the alternative to braces. Invisalign features a series of customized and removable plastic aligners that are practically invisible. You’ll wear each pair of aligners in a set order for about two weeks. By the time the last aligners have been worn, your teeth will have gradually shifted into their proper alignment.
What’s the Difference Between Early and Adult Treatment?
While orthodontics will always be similar no matter who the patient is, there are still a few differences between orthodontic treatment that’s performed on an adult as compared to a teenager or child. These include:
– The main difference between adults and younger patients is that the jawbones of children and teenagers are still growing. Orthodontic appliances can’t change the jaw structure of an adult, however, since the jawbones have stopped growing, orthognathic surgery can be used to align the jawbones.
– Adults are more likely to suffer from periodontal disease. If gum tissues aren’t healthy, bone loss can occur during orthodontic treatment. It’s important to get gum disease under control before treatment has started.
– Adults are also more likely to have teeth that are worn down, missing, or drifting into unfavorable positions. If this is the case for you, Dr. Barron will develop a treatment option that takes this into account.
Contact Your Fort Worth Orthodontist Today!