Achieving a straight smile isn’t just beneficial for your appearance – it can improve your oral health and overall quality of life as well! Here in Carrollton, Dr. Marc Dandois enjoys providing orthodontic solutions to patients of all ages who can benefit from them.
When treating younger patients, our team will keep a close eye on the development of their smile over time, and we may recommend intervention early on. In fact, it’s strongly recommended that children should be attending an orthodontic consultation by the age of seven. This allows us to proactively address common issues like thumb sucking, overbites, or overcrowded teeth, as well as treat misalignment issues when they’re still relatively small and malleable. After all of the patient’s permanent adult teeth have arrived, a second phase of orthodontic treatment may then be required to maintain their smile’s ideal positioning.
When it comes to adults, orthodontic treatment may be needed for purely cosmetic purposes, health concerns, or both. We believe that you’re never too old to enjoy the positive influences of braces, and patients may find that even chronic symptoms like headaches and neck pain are greatly improved by a more uniform smile. Additionally, straighter, less crowded teeth are typically less prone to the development of cavities and gum disease over time.
If you’re not interested in wearing noticeable wires and brackets, that’s all right. Our team also offers more aesthetically friendly options, such as ClearCorrect. This series of invisible aligners will gradually move teeth into their desired position while allowing patients to smile comfortably throughout treatment.
We look forward to giving you and your children new reasons to smile through our dedicated work here in Carrollton, TX. Contact our office today if you have any questions, or if you’re ready to schedule an orthodontic consultation with Dr. Dandois.