Looking for a straighter smile but can’t bear the thought of wearing traditional metal braces? Invisalign may be a good option for you. The Invisalign aligners are removable and virtually invisible, which means you can straighten your teeth without anyone knowing! Plus, Dr. Sims is a board-certified Invisalign Premier Provider, which means he has achieved a significant level of experience in treating patients with the Invisalign system. Learn More About Invisalign.
The most common age for braces is between 11-years-old and 15-years-old. This is usually the perfect time for treatment because children at this age are growing rapidly, and we can take advantage of these growth spurts to help shape the bite and teeth correctly.
Braces aren’t just for kids anymore! Orthodontic treatment later in life can drastically improve your personal appearance and self-esteem, as well as the health of your teeth and gums. If you are experiencing gum and/or bone loss, tooth decay, abnormal wear of tooth enamel and tooth surfaces, headaches, or jaw (TMJ/TMD) pain, this may be a result of crooked teeth or a bad bite. That’s where we come in!
Two-phase orthodontic treatment is a specialized process that combines tooth straightening and physical facial changes. Sims Orthodontics in Pensacola, Florida uses the two-phase treatment to give children the healthiest, most functional, and most beautiful result, which will remain stable throughout their lives.
For most patients, orthodontic treatment can be provided without any need for surgery. However, in more severe cases, corrective surgical treatment may be the best option to help you achieve the results you want and deserve. If you suffer from jaw bone abnormalities, bite abnormalities, or malocclusion (the abnormal alignment of the upper and lower teeth), Sims Orthodontics can help answer your questions about surgical treatment and refer you to the best surgeon in town.
Getting your braces taken off is cause for celebration, and all of us at Sims Orthodontics certainly commend you for reaching this important milestone in your orthodontic treatment! However, orthodontic treatment does not end when the braces are removed. At this point, you begin the retention stage of your treatment, and your final orthodontic result will depend on your retainers.