Orthodontics for All Ages

Caring for Smiles of All Sizes

At Elenberger Orthodontics, we’re committed to delivering exceptional orthodontics for all ages. Whether you’re exploring options for your child or teen — or yourself as an adult — Dr. Elenberger and our compassionate team are here to guide you through a personalized orthodontic journey tailored to your unique needs. Orthodontic health is vital at every stage of life, and we're here to ensure you and your family receive the best care possible.

Smiles for Every Stage of Life

Straight Smiles, No Matter Your Age
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Orthodontics is the dental specialty that corrects teeth and jaw misalignment. Orthodontic treatment for kids can address crowding, gaps, and bite problems. Early intervention can help ensure proper jaw growth and development, and a healthy smile for life. If you're concerned about your child's teeth, an orthodontist can evaluate their smile and recommend the best course of treatment. 
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Orthodontics can be a great option for teenagers looking to improve their smiles and overall oral health. This is a prime age for treatment because the jawbone is still growing, which can make orthodontic corrections more efficient. Teens can choose from various treatments like braces or clear aligners to achieve a straighter smile, boosting their confidence and improving chewing, speaking, and even breathing. 
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It's never too late to create the smile you've always wanted! Adult orthodontics can address misaligned teeth, gaps, or bite problems you might have experienced since childhood or developed over time. They become easier to clean, reducing the risk of cavities and gum disease. Modern treatments like clear aligners are comfortable and discreet, fitting seamlessly into your adult lifestyle. Doctor Elenberger can help!
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FAQs For All Ages Orthodontics

At what age should I first visit an orthodontist? The American Association of Orthodontists recommends an initial orthodontic screening around age 7. This allows the orthodontist to identify any potential issues with jaw growth or emerging teeth early on. However, treatment usually begins between ages 9 and 14.

Is orthodontic treatment just for kids and teens? No! Orthodontics is effective for people of all ages. Adults increasingly seek treatment for a variety of reasons, from wanting a straighter smile to correcting bite problems.

What are the different types of braces available? There are several options to choose from, including traditional metal braces, clear ceramic braces, and clear aligner therapy (like Invisalign). The orthodontist will recommend the best option based on your individual needs and preferences.

How long will I need to wear braces? Treatment time varies depending on the complexity of the case. It can range from 6 months to 30 months, with most treatments averaging 18-22 months.

Will braces hurt? You may experience some mild discomfort when your braces are first put on and adjusted. However, this is usually temporary and can be managed with over-the-counter pain relievers.

These are just a few frequently asked questions. An orthodontist can address any specific concerns you may have during a consultation.

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