Orthodontics for All Ages

When it comes to your oral health, our orthodontists want you to know it’s never too late to take steps toward a beautiful, new smile. Whether you’re 16 or 65, your teeth are vital to your overall health and need the proper attention to last throughout your lifetime. Early intervention is best, but many adults choose to live with misaligned teeth simply because they don’t want all that unsightly metal in their mouths. Fortunately, modern advancements in orthodontics mean you have options for correcting your teeth. Keep reading to learn about discreet options for adult braces at Today’s

Early Orthodontic Treatment for Children

Parents are usually relieved to learn that “early orthodontics” at Today’s Orthodontics is NOT about getting braces! Rather, overall oral health is affected by proper alignment and symmetry of your smile, jaw, and face. Your child’s early evaluation with our children’s orthodontists in Canton, Novi, Livonia, and Woodhaven, MI, is not simply for aesthetics but will help guide the growth and development of your child’s jaw and teeth – preventing more serious problems later.

The American Association of Orthodontists recommends that your child’s initial orthodontic evaluation should occur by age 7 – the time when adult teeth are erupting. At Today’s Orthodontics, we evaluate erupting teeth to detect issues such as a possible overbite, open bite, crowding, or gummy smiles. We can tell if your child will benefit from early treatment, as many potential problems may not be visibly apparent until prevention is too late. Beginning treatment at this optimal time not only ensures the greatest result but also means less time and expense down the road.

Signs That Your CHILD Needs An Orthodontic Assessment

It is especially important to schedule a screening with our team if you notice any of the following conditions in your child:

  • Crowded or misplaced teeth
  • Difficulty in chewing or biting food
  • Early loss of baby teeth
  • Mouth breathing
  • Finger or thumb sucking
  • Jaws that “pop” when opening and closing
  • Misaligned teeth that close abnormally or without touching
  • Jaws and teeth that are not in proportion to the rest of the face

The benefits of early treatment

While you don’t need to rush into obtaining braces for your young children, some oral health issues can be avoided with early screening and treatment, including:

  • Open bites – when the upper and lower teeth are unable to physically touch each other when the jaws are closed
  • Crossbites – when the two rows of teeth don’t meet correctly. A misaligned bite can cause tooth decay, gum disease, stress on the jaw muscles, headaches, and more.
  • Speech impediments
  • Injury to protruding teeth

Orthodontic Treatment for Teens

At Today’s Orthodontics, we understand that orthodontic treatment for your pre-teen or teen is a big decision. That’s why we offer a variety of high-quality orthodontic treatments that will provide a happy, healthy smile they can enjoy for a lifetime! Keep reading to learn about our 5-star-rated pre-teen and teen orthodontics in Canton, Novi, Livonia, and Woodhaven, MI.

WHEN SHOULD YOUR PRE-TEEN SEE AN ORTHODONTIST?

Our experts recommend bringing your pre-teen in for an evaluation once all of their adult teeth have erupted, around age 12. Waiting until this time will ensure any issues they may have can be addressed without having to risk the chance of retreatment at a later age.

OUR PROCESS

When your child comes in for their appointment, our orthodontists will perform a thorough evaluation of their smile and bite. This will allow our experts to determine which type of treatment will be best suited to their needs. Our team will also take the time to educate you both on what to expect from treatment, plus answer any questions you may have prior to beginning treatment.

Treatment options include

  • Traditional Metal Braces
  • AcceleDent
  • Advanced, Self-Ligating Braces
  • Clear Braces
  • Lingual Braces
  • Invisalign Teen®

Retainers Included!

Parents are usually relieved to learn that one set of retainers are included in treatment at no additional cost. We also offer Retainers for Life, which includes four sets of retainers each year for only $50 per set – contact us today for more information!

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Orthodontic Treatment for Adults

According to the AAO, 20% of all orthodontic patients in America are more than 21 years of age. While braces are traditionally seen as a dental treatment for teenagers, today’s patients are realizing that adults have optio

Benefits of Orthodontics

Regardless of your age, straighter teeth provide many benefits for your oral health as well as your personal well-being. For adults, the advantages are even greater. They include:

  • Enhanced appearance & smile
  • Increased oral health
  • Improved self-confidence
  • Prevention of oral health issues like gum disease
    and tooth decay
  • Prevention of bone loss caused by improperly
    positioned teeth
  • Improved ability to bite and chew

Available Treatment Options for Adults

If the idea of wearing metal braces is keeping you from a beautiful set of teeth, then you’ll be glad to know that advancements in orthodontics mean there are now many options for treatment. In addition to traditional metal and self-ligating braces, we offer the options below for adults who prefer a more discreet treatment method.

Treatment options include

  • Clear Braces
  • Lingual Braces
  • Invisalign®

We also offer a device that can accelerate your treatment time by up to 50% – ask for more information at your new patient appointment.

Retainers Included!

You’ll be glad to learn that retainers are included in treatment at no additional cost. We also offer Retainers for Life, which includes four sets of retainers each year for only $50 per set – contact us today for more information!

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TYPES OF Braces

Do You Want a More Discreet Method of Straightening Your Teeth?Ceramic braces are clear braces that offer a durable, stain-resistant, and discreet alternative to traditional metal braces. Adults and some teens choose ceramic braces because they “blend in” with your natural teeth and are far less noticeable than metal braces. We believe every individual has the right to live their life with a smile they truly love, without obstructing the smile they currently have. Our team at Today’s Orthodontics provides high-quality clear braces in Canton, Novi, Livonia, and Woodhaven, MI, that can help you achieve the smile of your dreams!

Are Ceramic Braces the Right Choice for You?While ceramic braces are visually less prominent, they do require more attention to your oral hygiene. Ceramic braces are larger in form and more fragile than traditional metal braces, so the modern look and feel of this option tends to be a popular choice among our older teens and adult patients who can be more responsible with their oral hygiene.

Are Traditional Metal Braces Right for You?
In some cases, traditional metal braces are the best option for aligning your smile and improving dental health. While they may not be the quickest or newest method of straightening teeth, metal braces have made real technological advances in recent years. The way that metal braces are used is not the same as it was 10 or even 5 years ago. While some of the experiences may be similar, the materials are now stronger and more resilient to standard wear and tear.

Mix & Match with Metal Braces
The colored bands used with braces are now stronger and stain-resistant. Whether you want to wear your favorite color, show school pride, or represent your favorite sports team, you will get a fun, new look every time you get an adjustment!

Metal Braces are Sturdy & Effective
Traditional metal braces today are made from stronger materials and use a more effective adhesive. The end result is fewer broken brackets or bands that might otherwise extend the length of your treatment.

Behind the Teeth Braces – A Discreet OptionSome professionals who speak in public regularly or perform in front of a camera desire a discreet way to straighten their teeth. Other teens and adults simply feel they don’t need to share their cosmetic or overall dental health decisions with others. Placed behind your teeth, lingual braces are a good option for situations where you need to show your best face close-up.

Custom Built with You in MindThese unique braces are created using state-of-the-art technology and are specially designed to fit the unique structure of your mouth. Lingual braces can give you a beautiful smile, even while you’re wearing them. Not only will you receive top quality orthodontic treatment, but a radiant smile as well! If you are looking for a virtually invisible type of braces, explore the benefits of lingual braces.

Improve Your Smile Discreetly with Invisalign from Today’s OrthodonticsIInvisalign is a revolutionary leap in orthodontic technology that lets you straighten your teeth without your friends, family, and coworkers noticing! As Gold Providers of Invisalign in Canton, Novi, Livonia, and Woodhaven, MI, our team has helped numerous patients improve the health and appearance of their smiles with this discreet alternative to braces.

Is Invisalign Right for You?When it comes to matters of your teeth, it’s important to arm yourself with as much information as you can prior to choosing a treatment method. With a variety of available options, each one has unique benefits and is ideal for a specific patient type. Invisalign, for example, is groundbreaking and offers benefits that appeal to many, but it’s not for everyone. There are certain pros and cons to keep in mind:

Invisalign Pros

  • Virtually invisible – Discreet treatment option uses clear aligners
  • Removable aligners – Easy to clean, no change in diet necessary
  • Comfortable fit – No poking wires or brackets
  • Safe to Use – BPA-free plastic
  • Usually less treatment time and fewer visits- Results in 12-18 months, as opposed to two years and office visits every 4-6 weeks

Invisalign Cons

  • Requires self-discipline – Aligners must be worn 22 hours a day, which means you must stay on top of keeping them in the majority of the time
  • Must be removed prior to eating and brushing after every meal is required to avoid staining

See Our 5-Star-Rated Orthodontists for InvisalignThere’s plenty more to learn about Invisalign and our team is always ready to help you assess your treatment options, plus provide you with everything you need to know to make an informed decision. If you’re in need of orthodontic treatment, then contact our office today! We take a consultative approach to treatment, which means you’ll be involved in the decision-making process from the start. Our top priority is to ensure you’re comfortable with every aspect of treatment before beginning. We’re here for you, so don’t delay – call us today!

 

 

Dramatically Reduce Your Time in BracesIf you are looking for noninvasive accelerated braces treatment, then Today’s Orthodontics has just what you need! We offer AcceleDent as an option for accelerated orthodontics in Canton, Novi, Livonia, and Woodhaven, MI. Using this pain-free, easy appliance, you’ll achieve your most perfect smile in no time at all. You can now reduce the time of your orthodontic treatment by up to 50% with the AcceleDent system!
How Does AcceleDent Work?

AcceleDent is a light, comfortable, and hands-free appliance that is used 20 minutes per day as a complement to braces to accelerate tooth movement. The patented technology gently vibrates the teeth and surrounding bone, allowing your teeth to move more freely. The best part of the AcceleDent system is that it’s completely safe! You may experience a slight tingling sensation, much like that of the vibration of an electric toothbrush, but it should diminish after you become accustomed to using the appliance.

The Benefits of AcceleDent Will Make You Smile!

  • You’ll accelerate your orthodontic experience without sacrificing aesthetics.
  • AcceleDent is completely safe for patients of all ages – adolescents, teens, and adults.
  • The AcceleDent appliance is lightweight and comfortable. You may even forget you’re using it!
  • The hands-free design allows you to achieve a beautiful, straight smile faster than you ever thought possible – even while reading, watching television, listening to music, or doing school work.

Enjoy Faster TreatmentOne of the most frequent questions we get at Today’s Orthodontics is, “How long will my orthodontic treatment take?” It’s not a surprise – we’d want to know the very same thing ourselves! Knowing that a more stunning smile is just around the corner can be very exciting! That’s why we make every attempt to balance the quality of our treatment options with the most effective methodology so you can shed your braces as soon as possible. We are proud to offer innovative options such as our Today’s Touchup in Canton, Novi, Livonia, and Woodhaven, MI, that can cut your treatment or retreatment time in half – or more! – without compromising your results.

What’s Is Today’s Touchup?Today’s Touchup provides results in far less time than traditional braces by combining the two-step process into one. Whereas traditional metal braces pull the crowns of the teeth into place during the first year, and the roots of the teeth during the second year, this process moves them both simultaneously. Using cutting-edge technology can straighten your teeth in less than half the time of traditional braces.

Benefits of Today’s TouchupAlthough not appropriate for everyone, those who qualify will experience benefits including the following:

  • Results typically experienced in 120 days
  • Fewer office visits
  • Less retainer wear
  • More affordable than traditional braces
  • Contact us today to schedule a consultation and see if you qualify!

MOUTHGUARDS PROTECT YOUR BEAUTIFUL Smile

Adequate teeth protection, especially for those who wear braces, is essential when playing sports. Accidents happen, and having a preventive mouthguard can potentially save your child from oral pain and damaged braces. Today’s Orthodontics specializes in custom-made athletic mouthguards in Canton, Novi, Livonia, and Woodhaven, MI, for any sports your child pursues.

Did You Know?How prevalent are sports-related dental injuries? In 2012, the National Youth Sports Safety Foundation forecast that more than 3 million teeth would be knocked out in youth sporting events that year!

Sports-related injuries can result in time lost from school and work, and substantial cost to treat a missing permanent tooth. A properly-fitted, comfortable mouthguard, worn whenever playing sports is a simple and relatively inexpensive way to reduce the chance of dental injury in children.

Use the Right EquipmentYou wouldn’t let your child play football without a helmet and protective padding, right? Yet it might surprise you to know that kids playing basketball are 15 times more likely to sustain injuries to the mouth or face than football players! Mandatory mouthguards are one reason for that: More American kids wear mouth protection for football than any other sport, which has resulted in a dramatic drop in injuries. Whether you play on a team or pursue individual athletic activities, keeping safe as you keep fit is your first priority.

Types of Mouthguards

  • A stock mouthguard. Available at many sporting goods stores, this type comes in a limited range of sizes and varies widely in quality. As the least expensive option, it offers a minimal level of protection that’s probably better than nothing.
  • A “boil and bite” mouthguard. These are designed to be immersed in hot water and then formed in the mouth using bite pressure. They generally offer better protection than the first type, but they may still be uncomfortable, and usually fail to offer full coverage of the teeth.
  • A custom mouthguard that we make just for you through our Canton office. This is a piece of quality sports equipment that is custom-fabricated for your child’s mouth. We start by making a model of the teeth and then mold the protector around it for a perfect fit. It’s made from tough, high-quality material, offering maximum protection and a superior level of comfort — and its cost is quite reasonable.