Early Orthodontics

What is the best age to begin orthodontics?

Georgetown Orthodontics offers braces and orthodontic treatment to patients of all ages! Even though an orthodontist can enhance a smile at any age, there is an optimal time period to begin treatment. Selecting the optimal timing ensures the best result with the least amount of time and expense. Because every patient is unique, at Georgetown Orthodontics, we have a conservative and personalized treatment philosophy.


Why should malocclusion (crooked teeth/bad bites) be treated?

According to studies by the American Association of Orthodontists, untreated malocclusion can result in a variety of problems:
  • Crowded teeth are harder to brush and floss, which may contribute to tooth decay and/or gum disease.
  • Protruding teeth are more susceptible to accidental chipping.
  • Crossbites can result in unfavorable growth and uneven tooth wear.
  • Openbites can result in tongue-thrusting habits and speech issues.
Ultimately, orthodontics does more than make a pretty smile – it creates a healthier you. The quality of treatment and timing is crucial.

I am an adult. Is it too late to start orthodontic treatment ?

Braces aren’t just for kids anymore. If your gums and bone structure are healthy, tooth alignment can be changed at any age. We offer a variety of treatments that are designed for different age groups – including adults. Your journey to a new smile can begin today!

Orthodontic treatment at later stages in life can dramatically improve your personal appearance and self-esteem. Improving the health of your teeth and gums is equally important. Crooked teeth and a bad bite can contribute to gum and bone loss, tooth decay, and abnormal wear of the tooth and enamel.

Good news! The new techniques and appliances we use greatly reduce discomfort levels. They also decrease the frequency of visits, shorten treatment time, and may allow you to choose from several options. Your options may include metal braces or clear translucent braces.

During the initial exam, we will be able to determine the best possible treatment for your individual needs. We provide you with a detailed treatment plan that includes the time of treatment expected and the approximate cost.