If you are wondering if orthodontic treatment is right for you, chances are the answer is yes. However, there are many reasons why potential patients talk themselves out of getting treatment at our office in Salem. Orthodontic treatment, they think, is for teenagers—not for them. However, this simply isn't true.
At our practice in Salem, orthodontics treatment has been given to children as young as seven and to patients who have already retired. While it is true that you can be too young for orthodontic treatment, you can never be too old. If you have thought that you are too old for treatment or your child too young, here are a few things we would like you to consider.
Innovative BracesMany people choose not to seek treatment because they think that braces are painful or annoying. And while that might have been true in the past, there are newer systems that can give you a beautiful smile with a lot less hassle. Our favorite options? The Damon System and Damon Clear.
Invisible TreatmentsWorried about looking like a yearbook photo gone wrong? Stop worrying about it—you do not need to spend months with obvious, metal braces just to have a straight smile. There are several options on the market that allow you to get the smile of your dreams without relying on traditional braces. Here at Amborn Orthodontics, we like to use Clear Aligners—a completely invisible system.
Early InterventionYou might be reluctant to seek care for a younger child. However, early intervention can help prevent problems from getting worse as your child grows. A little bit of treatment early on, such as the Herbst Jaw Corrector, can prevent more extreme measures from being needed later on. Impacted Canines are best treated early to help your child's smile develop. Trust us, Traditional Braces while young is better than full headgear when older.
No matter who you are, or how old—or young—the team at Amborn Orthodontics strives to give our patients the smile they deserve in a friendly, comfortable, and encouraging environment. From your children, to teens, to adults, Dr. Amborn considers beautiful, healthy, and happy smiles our specialty.