Along with the American Association of Orthodontists,we recommend that a child receive their first orthodontic screening by the age 7.
By starting treatment early, we are able to recognize potential problems early and correct them before they become more serious. This not only saves time, but also money. Early interceptive orthodontic treatment has proven to be beneficial for the overall desired result. Because a young child’s permanent teeth have not finished erupting, we are able to thoroughly evaluate the front-to-back and side-to-side tooth relationships and address any impending problems at its earliest stage.
Braces aren’t just for kids anymore. Tooth alignment can be changed at any age if your gums and bone structure are healthy. We offer a variety of treatments that are designed for different age groups – including adults. A new smile can begin today.
Orthodontic treatment at later stages in life can dramatically improve your personal appearance and self-esteem. Improving the health of your teeth and gums is equally important. Crooked teeth and a bad bite can contribute to gum and bone loss, tooth decay, abnormal wear of the tooth enamel and surfaces, headaches and jaw joint (TMJ/TMD) pain.
Dr. Nancy Wiley holds herself to a higher standard. She not only graduated from Columbia Dental School, but is also a Lifetime Diplomat to the American Board of Orthodontics, which is an elective process completed only by those who strive for excellence and is considered a very rare achievement. Dr. Wiley treats patients of all ages, but specializes in early treatment. She began her career in a large pediatric dental practice treating children for 10 years. She believes that all children should be screened by the age of 7 to help prevent life altering issues.