Orthodontics in Center City and Lawrenceville, NJ
Roberts & de Marsche specializes in orthodontics for all ages. Our practices in Center City, Philadelphia, and Lawrenceville, NJ, help patients achieve aligned teeth and bites through straightforward as well as complicated tooth alignment methods. There is a way for everyone to get straight teeth, and at Roberts and de Marsche we are ready to help you find the route to the smile you want.
There is no “right” age to get braces, but adults tend to face a dilemma when it comes to orthodontia. They want straight teeth, but they don’t want the treatment to be obvious to everyone around them. Depending on your alignment needs, you may qualify for the discreet Invisalign treatment, or your situation may be better served with ceramic braces or conventional metal braces.
Some adults pursue braces for more than just tooth alignment. TMJ problems can be relieved when teeth are straight and the bite is correct. Enamel erosion, tooth decay, and pain can also be minimized or eliminated entirely when teeth are in alignment.
Adult braces are a smart investment in your oral health, self-confidence, and future.
Braces for Kids
Pre-teens and teens are the most typical demographic for kids’ braces. At this age, all baby teeth have been lost and most adult teeth have erupted. Most teens are candidates for traditional metal braces or clear or white ceramic braces, though some may qualify for Invisalign.
Some teens see braces as a rite of passage, while others consider orthodontic treatment akin to torture. At Roberts & de Marsche, it is our goal to make your child’s orthodontic journey as pleasant as possible. We keep our youngest patients as informed as their parents to help enhance their dedication to their orthodontic treatment and determination to take care of their braces.
In some braces for kids cases, elementary-age children can benefit from early orthodontic intervention. It is wise to have children evaluated by an orthodontist around age 7 or 8, at which time it will be determined if appliances like expanders or space maintainers can intercept a developing problem before it becomes severe. Interceptive orthodontics do not guarantee that your child will completely avoid braces as a teen, but addressing obvious alignment problems early can help simplify or shorten the time needed for later orthodontic treatment.
The most in-demand orthodontic treatment is Invisalign braces. This inconspicuous alignment method is popular because it offers so many benefits to the wearer. Patients can remove the aligners whenever you eat which means zero food restrictions. It is nearly impossible to see the aligners so braces will not interfere with career, social life, or personal life. The treatment can sometimes be shorter than the length of time needed for traditional metal braces. And you will avoid the dreaded “metal mouth” nickname that so many adolescents must endure.
Invisalign offers freedom, but it does come with a great deal of responsibility. The customized treatment plan designed specifically for each patient at the start requires dedication to the rules of Invisalign. This means wearing the aligners 20 to 22 hours a day, cleaning the aligners properly to keep them odor-free and clear, and changing the aligners when indicated to make sure treatment is progressing as intended.
Choose a dependable Center City Invisalign provider to find out whether you are a good candidate for Invisalign, the treatment that has transformed the landscape of orthodontics.
Find out what orthodontic treatment is right for you or your child. Contact Roberts & de Marsche at our Center City office or our Lawrenceville office. It is our goal to make braces convenient, easy, and rewarding for you.