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Age and Orthodontic Treatment

At Dentistry on Monroe, we believe in the power of a smile to transform your appearance and boost your confidence. Located in the vibrant Oakhurst neighborhood of Charlotte, NC, our clinic is renowned for its cutting-edge approach to orthodontic care, utilizing Clear Aligner Orthodontics. Here, we’re dedicated to breaking down the barriers to achieving your ideal smile, regardless of age. This guide will walk you through the essentials of orthodontic treatment across different life stages, demonstrating that it’s never too late—or too early—to invest in your smile.

What is the best age to start orthodontic treatment?

The journey to a straighter smile begins with understanding the optimal time for treatment. While orthodontic interventions can be effective at almost any age, early evaluations are key. The American Dental Association recommends that children receive their first orthodontic evaluation by the age of 7. This early assessment allows an orthodontist to identify potential issues and plan for timely intervention. However, it’s never too late to seek treatment. Clear Aligners offer a discreet and convenient option for teenagers and adults alike, making any age the right age to enhance your smile.

What is the impact of age on the outcome of orthodontic treatment?

Age can influence the dynamics of orthodontic treatment, but it doesn’t dictate success. Children and teenagers often benefit from more malleable jawbones and quicker response times to treatment. Adults, on the other hand, may experience a slightly longer journey to alignment due to denser bone structure. Nevertheless, advancements in Clear Aligner technology and working with a qualified dentist or orthodontist ensure personalized treatment plans that optimize outcomes for every patient, regardless of age.

Are there any age-specific considerations for orthodontic treatment?

Orthodontic treatment is not one-size-fits-all, and certain age-specific considerations come into play. For younger patients, orthodontics focuses on growth and development, leveraging braces and/or Clear Aligners to guide the jaw and teeth into optimal positions. Adults may require special attention to address wear and tear, previous dental work, or gum health issues. Our team at Dentistry on Monroe, and the specialists we work with, excel in creating treatment plans that respect these factors.

Begin Your Smile Transformation: Connect Today!

The path to a perfect smile knows no age limits, and at Dentistry on Monroe, we stand ready to support you on your journey to achieving the smile you’ve always desired. Our practice, nestled in the vibrant community of Charlotte, NC, specializes in providing advanced Clear Aligner Orthodontics to patients of all ages, ensuring a seamless and comfortable experience from start to finish. Whether you’re considering orthodontic treatment for the first time or looking to enhance your smile later in life, a lifetime of smiles awaits. Contact us today to discover how we can help you achieve your orthodontic goals and ensure your smile shines bright for years to come.

Dr. Turner - Dentistry on Monroe

Eric Turner, DMD 

Dr. Eric Turner, DMD, a Philadelphia native and Temple University Kornberg School of Dentistry graduate, employs a blend of advanced medical knowledge, fine motor skills, and compassionate patient care in his Charlotte-based dental practice. With a high-level expertise in dental implants, Invisalign, and restorative and cosmetic dentistry, he leverages his advanced training to improve the quality of his work and optimize patient comfort. Outside his practice, Dr. Turner, a passionate traveler, scuba diver, skier, guitarist, and culinary enthusiast, cherishes his new home and community in Charlotte, NC.