Treatment for all ages

Rappahannock Orthodontics offers braces for all ages.

At Rappahannock Orthodontics, we know that straightening teeth is about more than a great-looking smile. If your teeth aren’t aligned properly, you may have problems biting, chewing, or speaking, now or in the future. Orthodontic treatment often starts in childhood as the growth process helps move the teeth more easily and allows for shorter treatment times. However, orthodontic treatment can be effective at any age. Make sure your bite is aligned. Contact us for a complimentary consultation in our Chatham or Amyclae orthodontist office today.

What is orthodontic treatment

Orthodontic treatment includes diagnosis and correction of teeth and jaws that are not positioned correctly. The bite problems that orthodontists treat include:

When should I get braces?

Orthodontic treatment can begin at any time for adults. For children, it’s common to schedule an evaluation when their baby teeth have fallen out, and most adult teeth are in place, around seven years old.

Early treatment

One of the most important milestones in a child’s life is their first visit to the orthodontist. When it comes to your child’s dental health, scheduling an orthodontist appointment earlier rather than later ensures their smile is bright and beautiful throughout their life. In some cases, such as severe crossbite, crowding, or protruding teeth, we suggest early orthodontic intervention for children. We may use devices such as palatal expanders to widen the upper jaw or tooth extraction to make room for the adult teeth.

Ask your family dentist if they feel an early assessment and treatment would benefit your child.

Teen braces

Many kids in their early teens begin orthodontic treatment. It’s helpful to start in the 11-13-year-old age range because so many of your child’s classmates will be experiencing the same situations.

Your teen has several options for braces, including metal and clear braces and Invisalign® Teen clear aligners, and we are happy to discuss them with you. The first step to straightening your teen’s teeth is scheduling their complimentary consultation.

Teeth straightening for adults

It’s never too late to perfect your smile! While we can’t change the bone structure for adults, we can straighten your teeth.

Together, we will discuss your options for braces, including our discreet options such as clear braces and Invisalign® clear aligners, and what you can expect. Ensuring good dental hygiene is even more important as adults because we are more prone to periodontal disease.

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