Orthodontics – Braces – San Marcos

Orthodontics – San Marcos CA

orthodontics and braces for young and old patients

Orthodontics and braces are more than just straightening the teeth. Although that will happen as well. Braces and orthodontics allow the face to develop more fully. Some problems in dentistry are due to the teeth being out of alignment and taking away space from other vital organs. We see this in cases where the crowding forces the tongue to move backward causing snoring and sleep apnea. In other cases, the teeth trap the lower jaw from being in a comfortable position. This results in the development of TMJ and jaw pain.

Braces for All Ages

Braces are not only for teens. However, teenagers make up a big majority of patients in braces. When fixed braces are not a convenient or viable option, removable braces such as Invisalign are an excellent alternative.

Braces are sometimes started when the child has all of their adult teeth. In other cases, earlier treatment is recommended. This is referred to as Phase I treatment which is for children between the ages of 4-8 years old. Phase I treatment can be necessary for a number of reasons. Our San Marcos orthodontics dentist can help determine what choice of treatment is best for you or your child.

Cost of Braces

The cost of orthodontic treatment depends on the complexity of the case. And that’s because the more complex, the longer treatment will take. Dental insurances usually offer optional coverage for orthodontic therapy. We also offer financing to make braces more affordable.

Ready to straighten your smile? Contact us now.