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Orthodontics Across Ages: Options for Every Life Stage

January 18, 2024 9:00 am

Your mouth is a dynamic wonder, changing and growing with you through every stage of life. At Meason Orthodontics, we’re dedicated to providing age-appropriate solutions to protect your bite and enhance your smile. Let’s explore some of the key orthodontic treatments suitable for different life stages, helping you make informed decisions for yourself and your children.

Childhood: The Foundation of a Lifetime Smile

Think of childhood as the golden era of orthodontics. Here’s where the magic happens! With modern advancements, kids have a variety of options, but traditional braces are our trusty heroes. They are exceptionally effective in correcting alignment issues during the crucial growth phases. Braces in childhood lay the foundation for a healthy, well-aligned smile in later years.

Adolescents: Style and Function Hand in Hand

The teen years! A time of self-discovery, and yes, orthodontics. For adolescents, traditional braces and clear aligners are popular choices. We get it – teens want to keep it cool and clean, which is why clear aligners are a hit. They’re the undercover agents of orthodontics, working quietly to create that perfect smile. They also make oral hygiene easier than traditional braces, as they can be removed during brushing and flossing. However, due to their reliability and effectiveness, modern traditional braces remain a mainstay in orthodontic treatments, with innovations like self-ligating braces enhancing their appeal by offering a more comfortable and efficient treatment experience.

Adulthood: Sophisticated Solutions for Mature Smiles

Who says braces are just for kids? Adults deserve stunning smiles too! Clear aligners are the popular pick, blending seamlessly into your busy life. While they require careful cleaning similar to traditional braces, they offer a more discreet appearance, making them an attractive choice for many adults. However, we also offer Damon braces, a great option for many adults that could get you straighter teeth by your next cleaning!

Retainers: The Unsung Heroes

Retainers are the quiet guardians of your orthodontic journey. Whether you’re young or just young at heart, these little wonders ensure your teeth stay in line, preserving the hard work and investment you’ve put into your smile. At Meason Orthodontics, we offer same-day retainers!

Orthodontic Surgery: For When You Need a Little Extra

Sometimes, a smile needs a bit more TLC, and that’s where orthodontic surgery steps in. Orthodontic surgery is sometimes necessary for significant misalignments, malocclusions, or other issues. It is generally recommended for adults and older adolescents, providing a more intensive treatment option when needed. It’s not just a procedure; it’s a pathway to a smile that truly fits you, no matter your age.

Every smile has a story, and at Meason Orthodontics, we’re excited to be a part of yours. If you’re pondering the next chapter in your orthodontic adventure, give us a call for a consultation. Let’s make that smile of yours a masterpiece!


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