Orthodontics in Novi, MI
It’s hard not to notice a beautiful smile. While we may often feel inundated with gorgeously straight teeth in magazines, TV shows, and movies it might also leave us considering how we can also get a smile just like that. If you have always wanted a straight, perfect smile, it’s never too late. Find out how our Novi, MI, dentist Dr. Neil Blavin and the team at Briar Pointe Dentistry use orthodontics to give patients of all ages a straighter smile.
This is the most common time to consider getting braces. As any dentist will admit, early intervention of orthodontic treatment offers a variety of benefits including correcting bite problems, improving the smile's overall appearance, and helping the jaws to provide room for erupting teeth.
Several conditions may warrant getting braces including,
- Malocclusions (e.g. open bites; cross bites)
- Spacing between teeth
- Missing teeth
While there is no right age for you and your child to consider the benefits of orthodontics, it’s usually good to have an orthodontist consultation with Dr. Blavin and his team by the time your child’s permanent teeth come in (around the age of 7).
Braces for Teens
With high school, dances, and sports in the picture, it can be less than exciting to find out that you need braces. While it was once accepted as a child to sport those metal brackets and wires, it might feel less than thrilling to consider this treatment now; however, we offer other more attractive orthodontic options for our older teen and adult patients.
One subtle orthodontic option is traditional braces that are made from porcelain, which makes blends in with natural tooth enamel. This is a great option for teens with more complex dental cases that need traditional braces but also want to be more discreet about their treatment.
Lingual braces are identical to traditional metal braces; however, they are attached to the back of your teeth rather than the front. This makes them less likely to be noticed by their peers while also helping to get your teen that straighter smile.
Considering Braces as an Adult
It might be hard to imagine that you are considering getting braces as an adult, but you might be surprised to hear that many adults these days are turning to our team for braces. Therefore, it’s never too late to get that perfect smile; especially with subtle, near-invisible options like Invisalign. These clear, removable braces look similar to whitening trays and go over the upper and lower teeth to shift and move your smile into its ideal position. Treatment lengths are often shorter than with traditional metal braces and you get to enjoy straightening your smile without anyone noticing.
No matter your age, it’s never too late for braces. To discuss orthodontics with Dr. Blavin and the team at Briar Pointe Dentistry, call us at (248) 347-0030 to schedule a consultation.