Giving Your Child a Reason to Smile
At OrthoTime, we cater to the orthodontic needs of young children and teens in American Fork, UT. We recommend that your child see an orthodontic specialist like Dr. Jeremy Watson by their eighth birthday.
Since the first permanent molars and incisors usually emerge by the age of eight, it’s a good time to determine potential orthodontic problems. For instance, there may be evidence of crossbites or crowding. Many times, we won’t begin treatment until your child is older. However, there are instances where orthodontic intervention is necessary to guide incoming teeth and the growth of the jaw. Early treatment can also:
- Regulate the width of the dental arches
- Gain space for permanent teeth
- Avoid need for extractions
- Reduce likelihood of impacted teeth
- Correct thumb-sucking
- Eliminate speech problems
For more complex cases, we may consider phase one treatment using the Damon Braces System.
Learn more about OrthoTime’s orthodontic devices for straightening your child’s teeth:
OrthoTime Creates New Smiles, Confidence for Adults
Are you wondering if adults really do get braces? The answer is yes! At OrthoTime we can create a new smile, not to mention new confidence, for adults who need straighter teeth, or other orthodontic treatments.
Is it too late for braces?
It’s never too late to make an appointment with Dr. Watson at his American Fork, UT office. After a free, thorough orthodontic assessment, Dr. Watson can discuss possible treatments to fix crooked teeth, improper bite, and jaw issues. Often the same orthodontic treatments that work for children also work for adults! Dr. Watson uses Self-ligating Braces for the fastest and most comfortable treatment.
Are adults stuck with the “metal mouth” look?
No! There are so many orthodontic choices for correcting your improper bite it’s just a matter of finding which one works best for you. The Damon Braces System offers a clear option that doesn’t use metal brackets.
What are self-ligating braces and how do they work?
Traditional style braces require elastics to hold arch wires in place. Those elastics are wrapped around each bracket and cause pressure and friction as the teeth are trying to move. This results in longer treatment time and less comfortability. Damon System Braces are a self-ligating brand that we commonly use. They hold the wire in place by a sliding gate that clips over the wire instead of an elastic band. This allows the wire to slide between the brackets and lets the teeth move and align smoothly without as much pressure and pain. Learn more about Self Ligating Braces.
Find Your Smile Again with the Damon Braces System
At OrthoTime, we want our patients to find their smiles again! With our orthodontic treatments we can straighten teeth, fix jaw alignments, and restore proper bites. With the Damon Braces System, you’ll not only have a beautiful, straight smile, but you’ll also have your dentofacial health restored!
The Damon Clear system uses tieless brackets with high tech archwires and clear brackets. The unique slide mechanism curtails friction and binding. What does that mean? It means your teeth can move quickly and more comfortably than they might with traditional braces. In fact, in clinical studies showed treatments with the Damon Braces System worked up to six months faster!
Since this is a tieless braces system, there are no wires that require tightening. The Damon System are actual braces; they work twenty-four hours a day, seven days a week, to straighten your teeth. And, perhaps the best part–our clear braces don’t cost any more than the more traditional metal braces!