Among the many comprehensive dental services that we offer, we also provide full orthodontic treatment for children and adults. Orthodontic braces are designed to address various types of tooth misalignment (known as malocclusion), which can begin to appear at any age. During routine exams and cleanings, we will carefully check for signs of tooth misalignment and recommend orthodontic braces to correct it, if necessary. According to the American Dental Association (ADA), children as young as seven years old, with crooked teeth, can receive early orthodontic treatment to improve their smiles, bite function, and overall confidence as they grow.
To determine if orthodontic braces are a good idea, your initial consultation will include a thorough examination, including X-rays. We can discuss what you can expect as far as time and treatment, and we’ll submit an estimate to your insurance company to give you a close idea of the total cost. During your second appointment, usually a week later, we will once again go over treatment costs and expectations in detail. We will take any additional records, images, and models needed, as well as place your metal or clear ceramic brackets and wires. During your next appointment, typically two weeks later, we can place bands on the very back teeth to complete the placement of your braces.
If you or a family member can benefit from orthodontic braces, then schedule a consultation by calling Dimples Family Dentistry in Norwalk, IA, today at 515-256-1176.