A straight smile isn’t only important because it helps you look and feel good. The position of your teeth also says a lot about the health of your mouth. When teeth are crooked, gapped, or crowded, or your bite is misaligned, it can cause jaw pain and other problems. In kids and teens, crooked teeth can even cause issues with the eruption of new permanent teeth and cause impaction and infection. At Lake Oswego Orthodontics & Periodontics, we offer conventional braces to kids, teens, and adults. We offer high-quality start-to-finish care during your orthodontics treatment, so rest assured you can trust us with your smile.
Modern Metal Braces
These days, metal mouths and headgear aren’t usually necessary for you to get a beautiful, straight, healthy smile. Thanks to modern materials and technologies, braces are sleeker and more comfortable than ever before. They can even complement your style. We can use clear or tooth-colored brackets, or we can use your favorite color to make them pop.
Benefits for Braces
Traditional braces are ideal for patients with moderate to severe alignment or spacing issues. Come in for a smile assessment with Dr. Vanessa Peterson to find out if conventional braces are right for your needs. She’ll walk you through the entire process, develop a customized treatment plan, and answer any of your questions or concerns.
- Straighten teeth that are crooked or rotated
- Create more space for crowded teeth
- Adjust overall bite
- Ideal for all ages
- In children, preserve space for unerupted teeth
- More cost-effective than other orthodontic options
Early Orthodontic Intervention
Dr. Peterson is trained in providing orthodontic treatment to patients of all ages. If your child has alignment or bite issues, we encourage you to consider early orthodontic intervention. With the help of braces, we can correct mild or moderate issues before they become severe, helping them avoid more serious or invasive dental work in the future. Many times children ages 7 to 11 can benefit from seeing an orthodontist and might only need minimal intervention like a retainer or a space maintainer to help teeth erupt into a better position and reduce their overall time in braces when they are ready for them. According to the American Association of Orthodontics, all children should receive an orthodontic screening by the time they are 7 years old, so call us to schedule your child’s appointment!
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In Our Community
We feel so honored to be your trusted dentists in Lake Oswego. We love to give back to our community to show our appreciation. When you come in for a treatment, we donate a portion of the cost of your care to a local charity, like Girls on the Run. You can even receive a discount on your treatment by volunteering. Visit our Financial page to learn more!Contact Us