The American Association of Orthodontists recommends that a child receives their first orthodontic screening by the age of 7. Although treatment is likely not to begin that early, it's important for Dr. Brown to identify where the teeth are preparing to move to so proper treatment planning can take place. During the initial evaluation, our Oxon Hill orthodontist Dr. Brown will first determine if there are any problems that need to be addressed, such as potential crowding, open bite, overbite or gummy smiles. The treatment plan can include preventive, interceptive or modifying treatment. Orthodontic appliances may be placed to prevent a problem from occurring, correct a current problem or help direct jawbone growth. If you are interested in having an initial consult for your child, reach out to our team.
We as your Oxon Hill orthodontist like to call the adolescent treatment period "Phase II." This phase is considered normal orthodontic treatment, which involves placing braces on the patient once his or her permanent teeth have erupted. The braces straighten the permanent teeth and finish correctly aligning the patient’s jaw. By age 12, most, if not all, permanent teeth have erupted and are in place, which is when crooked teeth, gaps and bad bites can easily be detected. These problems will hardly ever correct themselves, so this is when most parents decide to seek orthodontic treatment for their children. If you are interested in having an initial consult for your child, reach out to our team.
More and more adults today are seeking orthodontic treatment to improve their smile. We offer a full range of treatments specifically designed for adults – leaving you with a dramatically different smile and healthier bite. Since adults are usually more compliant in their orthodontic treatment, their results are often better. By following the instructions provided by your orthodontist, you can enhance your results and shorten your treatment time! We offer a wide variety of braces to meet the individual needs and desires of each of our adult patients. From traditional braces to advanced technology, we as your Oxon Hill orthodontist are confident we can help you achieve and maintain the beautiful, healthy smile you’ve always dreamed about. Don't ever feel as if it's too late to achieve a beautiful smile!