Early intervention refers to phase one treatment which has the goal of guiding the patient’s growth to achieve a favorable outcome later in life. Not all children are eligible for early treatment but we recommend getting an orthodontic screening around the age of 7. Children who receive early treatment often benefit from more accurate results and less invasive treatments. The Canadian and American Pediatric Association recommends all kids be seen by an orthodontist by age 7.
Having braces as a teen feels like a wright of passage. When treating our teens, we focus on finding options that allow them to express their personality while maintaining comfort as a priority. We take into account the teens lifestyle and personality when recommending the treatment plan that we believe will fit them best ranging from discreet clear braces to highly-precise traditional metal braces.
As an adult, the thought of wearing metal braces may be enough to turn some patients away. However, rest assured that at Impressions Orthodontics, we offer a full range of treatment options to meet your needs. We offer clear ceramic braces, Invisalign clear aligners, lingual braces, and of course an updated version of traditional metal braces.
Metal vs. Clear Braces: Which Is Right for You?
Metal braces are appropriate to treat most orthodontic cases. They are made of high-grade stainless steel. We offer a variety of metal braces including self-ligating brackets (Damon Brackets) that allow a high-level of precision and comfort during treatment. Self-ligating brackets are also available in a clear version (Damon Clear) that offers a more discreet option for older teenager and adult patients.