Our orthodontic team is child-friendly but can help mom and dad achieve their dream smiles as well. Proper tooth alignment does not only enhance aesthetics, but it has also been proven to help prevent gum disease, and improve function, thus preventing early tooth loss. Orthodontic treatment requires the use of braces for 18-30 months for full, active treatment but sometimes as little as 6-12 months will do the job. Ideally, your child should be examined by age 7 because some problems require early intervention and careful growth and eruption monitoring. Children seen earlier can often be treated without extraction of teeth since the orthodontist can start treatment at the optimal time for that child. But missing that perfect time is not the end of the world. We are dedicated to helping adults achieve the smile of their dreams while minimizing the embarrassing effects of wearing braces. Metal braces are not the only option, and we offer a number of nearly invisible solutions to serve your aesthetic needs.