Serving Children, Teens & Adults
Dr. Buttenbaum believes everyone should have the opportunity to enjoy orthodontic care and a stunning straight smile.
At Buttenbaum Orthodontics, we’re proud to offer a full range of orthodontics for children, teens, and adults at our office in Paoli, PA.
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Orthodontics for Children
The American Association of Orthodontists recommends that all children have their first orthodontic evaluation by age 7!
Most early treatment, also known as phase 1 treatment, occurs between the ages of 7 and 9. Not all children are good candidates for early treatment. This is one of the primary decisions made at the initial examination.
In general, early treatment is interceptive in nature, and is directed toward preventing an existing problem from worsening, or preventing the development of a new problem in the future. Commonly the treatment goals are achieved by working with how younger children are able to grow, treatments that are not physically possible at a later time.
Most patients who go through an early phase of treatment require braces to complete their orthodontic care once all of the permanent teeth have erupted. This is commonly referred to as phase 2 treatment. The benefits of early treatment will vary, but often include an easier phase 2 treatment over a shorter period of time, avoidance of the need to remove permanent teeth, and possibly most important a more stable final result.
Orthodontics for Teens
Many children don’t require an early phase of orthodontic treatment, making a two phase treatment process unnecessary. These patients will have all of their orthodontic treatment needs addressed with a single, comprehensive phase of care.
Almost all adolescent treatment involves the use of braces. In the past, active treatment time in braces was typically 24 months, but advances have allowed the treatment time to be reduced to 18 months for most patients. The frequency of appointments has also changed, and in our office patients in braces are seen at 6-8 week intervals.
Because children develop dentally at different rates, the best age to begin their treatment will vary. For most, they will be ready to begin between the ages of 11 and 13. This is when they will have reached a stage of development of their permanent teeth to be able to make an accurate evaluation, and develop a suitable treatment plan. This makes having braces a middle school experience, an easier time when many peers also have braces, and active treatment is finished before high school begins!
Orthodontics for Adults
Everyone deserves a great looking smile, and today more adults are seeking orthodontic treatment than ever before. For some, they never had the opportunity for treatment as children. For others, the positions of their teeth have simply changed over time. Either way, you are not alone!
There has never been a better time to consider orthodontic treatment as an adult. With today’s improved esthetic options, treatment efficiency, and level of comfort, achieving a great looking smile has never been easier. Orthodontic treatment is no longer just for kids.
Beyond the benefits of a beautiful smile, orthodontic treatment also has a significant dental health component. For adults who are experiencing dental health problems as a result of crowded teeth or an improper bite, orthodontics can play an important role in the restoration and maintenance of dental health. Adult treatment often times has a multidisciplinary approach with careful coordination between the general dentist and orthodontist.
So whether you are looking for the great smile you always wanted, or need to resolve a dental health issue, there is no reason to delay. Take the first step and call to schedule your consultation and discover the possibilities. You’ll be happy you did!
Why Should You Think About Orthodontic Treatment?
Straight Teeth Are Healthy
After Dr. Buttenbaum aligns your teeth correctly, it’s easier for you to clean them through regular flossing and brushing. This helps prevent other oral issues, including some problems that can affect your overall health.
A Straight Smile Builds Confidence & Self-Esteem
Successful orthodontic treatment at Buttenbaum Orthodontics can help boost your self-confidence, create a better quality of life, and allow you to smile freely for maybe the first time.
Untreated Oral Issues Will Get Worse
If you refuse or delay orthodontic treatment when recommend it, you may develop long-term health issues that may wind up costing you more in the end.
At Buttenbaum Orthodontics, we understand that teens, kids and adults all have different dental needs, so we give each age group personal care.
We’ll make sure you receive the most appropriate treatment at our inviting Paoli office.
Start With a Free Consultation
Start your journey towards a healthy new smile today and schedule your free consultation with our expert and friendly orthodontist, Dr. Buttenbaum.
Come to Buttenbaum Orthodontics and we’ll talk about your options and develop an orthodontic treatment plan designed just for your needs and smile goals.