Do you believe that your child might need braces? Have you always wanted to straighten your own teeth, and Invisalign sounds like the perfect solution? In either case, you’ll find exactly what you need here at OPD Smiles Orthodontics & Pediatric Dentistry. Dr. Michael Choy is ready and able to treat patients of all ages in Lucas, ensuring that local families can get the specialized dental care they deserve right at home. To learn more about our orthodontic options and which one might be best for you or a loved one, give us a call today to schedule a consultation.
Orthodontics for Children
Orthodontics for Teens
In today’s world of social media, selfies, and Instagram filters; teenagers are experiencing more pressure than ever to maintain an excellent smile. While our dentists strongly believe in the importance of inner beauty, we also have the skills needed to help your son or daughter enjoy a straighter and more confident smile.
Between the ages of 10 and 15 is the most common time to begin orthodontic treatment. By age 12, most if not all permanent teeth have erupted and crooked teeth, gaps, and bad bites can easily be detected. These problems do not correct themselves and in some cases get worse, which is why it is important to seek a complimentary orthodontic consultation.
Upon consultation, Dr. Michael will present a customized treatment plan to you and your teen. Several treatment options are available, including metal braces, clear/ceramic braces, and Invisalign. Dr. Michael’s recommendation will depend on the severity of your child’s orthodontic concerns and any personal preferences regarding the appearance of their braces.
You are never too old to benefit from orthodontic treatment. Today, more and more adults are beginning their own smile journeys. Adults now make up about one in every four orthodontic patients.
While metal braces are always a viable option, we understand that adults are more likely to want an approach that’s subtler and suited to the professional world. That’s why we offer aesthetic-friendly choices like clear/ceramic braces and Invisalign®.