Invisalign & Early Orthodontic Care in Lewes, DE
Until recently, most adults would never have even considered the idea of orthodontic treatment. With a busy life and the need to interact socially and professionally with others, who has the time or energy to devote to dealing with a mouthful of metal brackets and wires?
Adult orthodontic treatment has improved significantly, and metal bracket and wire braces are no longer your only choice for straightening your teeth. The Dental Group at Carpenter's Crossing is pleased to offer options like Invisalign clear braces at our Lewes, DE dental office that helps you achieve a beautiful straight smile discreetly and comfortably.
State-of-the-Art Orthodontic Treatment
Our skilled dental team provides the most advanced dental treatments that enhance your oral health and improve your quality of life. Invisalign is an adult orthodontic treatment system that accomplishes both. There are many benefits to choosing Invisalign clear braces over traditional metal braces:
- Invisalign uses crystal-clear plastic aligners that virtually disappear into your smile. No one needs to know you’re having treatment unless you tell them.
- Invisalign’s smooth plastic aligners won’t irritate your mouth, making them more comfortable to wear.
- You can remove your Invisalign aligners for meals and oral hygiene.
- Brushing and flossing are more comfortable because you can clean your teeth as you usually do.
- Results with Invisalign clear braces can often be achieved in as little as a year.
If you thought your only choice was to wear metal braces or live with a crooked smile, please ask us about Invisalign clear braces at our Lewes, DE dental office.
Early Orthodontic Treatment for Kids
Around age six, your child will get their first permanent molar. This is called the mixed dentition stage because children have both baby teeth and permanent teeth.
For this reason, The American Association of Orthodontists says that children should have an orthodontic evaluation around age seven. Identifying potential tooth alignment problems early on helps us take steps that can minimize the extent of orthodontic treatment your child needs.
We can examine and monitor your child's growth to determine when starting treatment will be most effective. Our goal is to help create the conditions that allow your child’s permanent teeth to erupt normally. There are certain appliances that allow us to do that.
A palatal expander, for instance, is an appliance that works to address the problem of crossbite, a malocclusion where the upper and lower jaw is misaligned. The expander widens the upper jaw so that the lower and upper teeth fit together better. Over time, it gently spreads the teeth apart to move the upper jaw into a more ideal position.
Please Call for More Information
At The Dental Group, we work hard to ensure that all your family’s dental health needs are met in a supportive and caring environment. Whether you’re an adult who’d like to learn more about Invisalign or you have a child who you feel may be in need of orthodontic attention, please give us a call.