Braces For Kids

The American Association of Orthodontists recommends that the initial orthodontic evaluation should occur at the first sign of orthodontic problems or no later than age 7. At this early age, orthodontic treatment may not be necessary, but early examination can anticipate the most advantageous time to begin treatment.

At age 7, many kids are starting to get their adult molars and establishing their back bite. Early examination can determine the best course of action going forward so that more serious problems can be avoided. Regular visits to the orthodontist can result in:

  • Creating room for crowded, erupting teeth

  • Creating facial symmetry through influencing jaw growth

  • Reducing the risk of trauma to protruding front teeth

  • Preserving space for un-erupted teeth

  • Reducing the need for tooth removal

  • Reducing treatment time with braces

Most kids will not get braces at an early age but regular visits to the orthodontist can prevent future problems as well as determine when it will be the best time to start an orthodontic treatment. Schedule your initial no-obligation consultation today.

Braces For Teens

The teenage years is typically when people get braces. There are many considerations when determining the best treatment for teenagers. We have many options to fit their lifestyle. From traditional metal braces to Invisalign aligners, we can find a solution that will work for you and your family.

The first step is to come in and let us determine the best course of action. Our initial consultation is absolutely free and includes a comprehensive exam, x-rays and consultation with Dr. Mejia. After the exam and x-rays, we will provide treatment options, expected time of treatment as well as a variety of payment and financing to fit your budget. We also work very well with the most major dental insurance plans and will conveniently file all the paperwork for you.

Schedule your initial consultation today. The sooner we start, the sooner your teenager will have straighter teeth, improved chin and jaw features, and a healthier smile.

Braces For Adults

More and more adults are getting orthodontic treatments to correct their bites and straighten their teeth. The obvious reasons are for a better smile and self-esteem. But there are many health reasons to correct bad bites. Malocclusions as they are called can lead to poor teeth cleaning which can lead to gum and bone loss, not to mention tooth decay. In addition, some patients experience jaw joint pain and headaches due to their crooked teeth and bad bite.

EM Orthodontist can provide a free evaluation to determine the best course of treatment. We have many adult patients who sometimes just need a minor adjustment. There are options that greatly reduce the discomfort levels, frequency of visits and shortened treatment time.

Treatment plans for adults range from traditional braces to Invisalign aligners. We can determine from one visit the best plan to fit your lifestyle and budget.