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When Should You See an Orthodontist?

December 17, 2021
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Posted By: Palatine Complete Dental

At Palatine Complete Dental, Dr. Michael Unti is a top dentist who also has certification as an orthodontist from the United States Dental Institute. That means he can offer a variety of orthodontic treatments for patients of all ages.

But how do you know when you should see an orthodontist?

Orthodontics in Palatine, IL for Children

If your child is a patient with us, we can evaluate them early for orthodontic issues, paying attention to how their teeth are coming in, whether or not their jaw is large enough to accommodate adult teeth, and more.

Orthodontic treatments for kids may include space maintainers if baby teeth are lost too early. Your child’s orthodontist in Palatine may also suggest palatal expanders to help accommodate adult teeth or promote shorter orthodontic treatments in the future. Additionally, we offer traditional braces for children.

Adult Orthodontics and Invisalign in Palatine, IL

Adult orthodontics and Invisalign can correct the following issues:

  • Spacing issues
  • Overlapping teeth
  • Crooked teeth
  • Crowded teeth
  • Gapped teeth
  • Bite issues

We offer traditional braces and discreet clear aligner therapy for adults through Invisalign.

When to See an Orthodontist

We recommend an early evaluation for your child. Even if erupting teeth are not overcrowded, a professional must take a closer look.

For adults, you should see an orthodontist if your teeth are crowded, crooked, or your bite is not aligned. These issues lead to premature wear on teeth and even tooth loss eventually.

Our orthodontist will evaluate your smile and make recommendations. If you decide to go ahead with orthodontics, we will talk to you about cost, insurance, and treatment timeline. We are also available if you have any questions.

Would You like to Schedule an Evaluation for Braces or Invisalign in Palatine?

For more information or if you’re ready to get started, reach out to a member of our team today.

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