Orthodontics | Cosmetic Dentist Burien & Kent
Adult BracesTeeth alignment can be changed at any age if your gums and bone structure are healthy. Dr. Sonika Singla offers a variety of treatments designed for different age groups. In fact, a large portion of her practice is adults. Orthodontic treatment at later stages in life can dramatically improve your personal appearance and self-esteem.
During your complimentary initial examination, Dr. Sonika Singla will be able to determine the best possible approach for straightening your teeth and your individual needs.
During this initial examination, she can outline the treatment plan, time of treatment expected, and the approximate cost. A large percentage of our patients are adults, and they agree that it’s never too late to improve their smile.
Adult Braces can lead to a great smile at any age!
Early TreatmentGood dental health begins early with Rewards Dental's treatment options. The American Dental Association recommends that a child first visit the family dentist at an early age.
This can help detect and prevent problems as well as maintain good dental health. Braces for kids may mean treatment in two phases, but it helps in certain cases to make room for the permanent teeth before that window of opportunity closes (typically, age 10).
Another important step recommended by the American Association of Orthodontics is for your child’s first visit to the orthodontist to take place by age 7. For a jaw growth problem or tooth problem, it might be necessary for this first visit to take place as early as age 5 or 6. Treatment may not start at this time, but it is important to ensure that your child receives the maximum dental health.
A Good Rule of Thumb: At age 7, whether an orthodontic problem is detected or not, a child should visit an orthodontist for a check-up. This may surprise you since orthodontics is usually associated with adolescence and you’re thinking of braces for teens. But braces for kids are not uncommon and can also have psychosocial benefits if the child’s teeth are very crooked or crowded and he / she is experiencing teasing or bullying.