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Orthodontic care in the Encino Area

When it comes to self-confidence, having a smile you can be proud of goes a long way. Orthodontics addresses any irregularities in the teeth or the jaw, including misalignment, gaps, and crowding. While early intervention is good, there are treatments available for people of all ages.

At NobleCare Orthodontics, we provide comprehensive care for children, teens, and adults. Our highly trained team can help diagnose and treat problems with your teeth and jaws. Finding the right alignment with your teeth and jaws can not only help you feel more confident but can also reduce your risk of other dental problems. To schedule an orthodontic assessment, contact our office at (818) 660-1101. Let us help you get the smile you’ve always wanted.

Care for Kids

The American Association of Orthodontics recommends that all children be screened by an orthodontist at 7 years old. They note that by age 7, children have enough permanent teeth that an orthodontist will be able to detect potential problems. Early intervention helps to address the problem before it becomes more significant and more difficult to treat.

Common problems that are detected in childhood include:

  • Excessive crowding
  • Underbites
  • Crossbites
  • Improper spacing or gaps
  • Missing teeth
  • Extra teeth 
  • Oral habits such as finger-sucking that can affect the teeth and jaw development
  • Reducing the chance of trauma to protruding front teeth

One of the most important things to know about childhood problems with the teeth and jaw is that they rarely self-correct. Many times it takes some form of intervention to help correct the issue and realign the teeth. There are several options for early, interceptive care.

Care for Teens

Embracing orthodontic treatment for your teen brings a multitude of wonderful advantages. Having straight teeth and an attractive smile can help boost their confidence, making them feel better and more secure within themselves. Teens should see an orthodontist if they have any concerns or discomfort with their teeth, such as difficulty chewing, overcrowding, or a shifting jaw.

In addition to boosting confidence, orthodontic treatment during the teenage years can help improve a child’s speech and result in more comfortable chewing and biting. Braces and other straightening treatments can also help to decrease tooth decay and gum disease, improving a child’s overall dental health. 

Why Treatment for Teens and Adolescents Is Important

While orthodontic treatment offers several mental and physical health benefits for teens, it is also essential because the jaw is still growing. If you wait too long, corrective measures may be more extensive and expensive. Obtaining an evaluation during the teen years can help ensure that your child has a beautiful smile throughout their life. Today, there are more options than ever to help teens and adolescents achieve straighter teeth.

For teens, having any kind of abnormality can be traumatizing. Addressing teeth and jaw issues as early as possible can help teens better adapt. Braces and other corrective treatments are most frequently used during adolescence. 

Orthodontic treatments for teens and adolescents:

  • Metal braces
  • Ceramic braces
  • Clear aligners/Invisalign
  • Orthodontic appliances

Prompt diagnosis and treatment for orthodontal issues during the teenage years is preferred to waiting until adulthood since children are still growing during adolescence. Since their mouths, jaws, and teeth are not fully formed, they are easier to reposition. Since many of their friends may also be getting orthodontic treatments, it is usually easier for them to accept and be willing to do.

Care for Adults

While it may be preferable to treat orthodontic issues as early as possible, the reality is that many adults have never even been to an orthodontist. Despite having insecurities about their smile or even living with pain, they have never taken the steps necessary to get a proper diagnosis.

Options for adults in orthodontics:

Today, there are more options than ever for adults who experience overcrowding, gaps, misalignment, and other common problems with their teeth and jaw. Many times adults can opt for nearly invisible aligners that help to reposition teeth without having to commit to braces. It is never too late to get the smile you have always wanted.

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