No Matter Your Age, Dr. Su Has You Covered
At Su Smiles Orthodontics, we believe that everyone deserves the confidence that comes with a beautiful smile no matter what age you are. We offer a wide range of treatment options that are perfect for children, teens, and adults alike.
Start at Age 7
Most orthodontic patients are children and teens. According to the American Association of Orthodontists, your child should meet with an orthodontist like Dr. Leon Su by the age of seven. The younger your child is when they start orthodontic treatment, the easier it is to shift their teeth into gear.
When kids are young, their jaws are constantly growing to accommodate new teeth. During this time, the teeth move easily with treatment, allowing for a shorter treatment time—especially in patients who undergo early treatment.
Two-phase orthodontic treatment is Dr. Su’s method for aligning a child’s teeth and producing a functional bite in two main steps. Usually, two-step orthodontic treatments begin between the ages of seven and nine, when many primary teeth remain in a child’s mouth.
At this age, your child will wear braces for a year or two during a period we call active treatment. Then, Dr. Su will remove them, and your child will wear a retainer for about three years during a phase we call retention.
Orthodontics for Adults
Did you know that one in every five of Dr. Su’s patients is an adult? At Su Smiles Orthodontics, we offer treatment plans for people of all ages. There’s no better time than now to get started on a beautiful smile!
It’s Never Too Late!
There is no such thing as being too old for orthodontic treatment. More adults than ever are seeking straighter teeth for many more reasons than one. From advancements in modern dentistry that allow for more discreet and less invasive orthodontic treatments to addressing other health issues, braces aren’t becoming popular for cosmetic reasons alone.
Preventative Care for All Ages
The field of orthodontics spans beyond corrective treatments. It also includes preventive care, which can help to avoid the development of a bad bite or crooked and overcrowded teeth. Preventive care is most effective when used early—usually while most primary teeth are still intact.
If you or your child undergo preventive treatments with Su Smiles Orthodontics, you can avoid the need for far more invasive treatments later in life. By the time preventive orthodontic treatments are complete, you’ll love the health benefits of a straight smile.
Schedule Your Appointment Today!
You’ll love your new smile from Su Smiles Orthodontics. Why wait to get started? Schedule your free consultation with Dr. Su in Rye or Flushing today.