The American Association of Orthodontists recommends that children have an initial evaluation by the age of seven. Why? Because it is the optimal time to evaluate skeletal development and to identify the position of the permanent teeth. Severe malocclusions (incorrect jaw bone development) can be treated or modified at this time–as needed.
More and more adults are seeking orthodontic treatment (Braces or Invisalign). With healthy gums and bone structure, teeth can be straightened at any age. Dr.Murad Orthodontics team features clear aligners such as Invisalign®, transparent braces and lingual braces – worn on the inside of the teeth – that can make treatment virtually undetectable. Convenient treatment methods make a happy, healthy smile possible in no time.
Surgery corrects skeletal discrepancies in the bony structures of the teeth and jaws. Treatment begins with the movement of teeth into optimal position through Invisalign® or braces. Once the patient has sufficiently healed, Dr. Murad guides the teeth into ideal relationships to establish stable, comfortable, and functionally correct tooth positions while optimizing aesthetics. The result is a beautifully balanced bite and smile.
Invisalign® utilizes a series of clear, removable orthodontic aligners to move the teeth. The aligners sit directly on the dental arch, are virtually invisible when worn, and are removable for eating, drinking, brushing, and flossing.
The aligners are worn 22 hours a day, with removal only as necessary for eating and oral hygiene. Each set of aligners is worn for about 1-2 weeks before moving to the next set. With each new pair of aligners, the teeth move closer to their final alignment in a beautiful smile. At the end of the treatment, the patient achieves a gorgeous smile.