No Matter Your Age, Park City Orthodontics Has You Covered
At Park City Orthodontics, we believe that everyone deserves the confidence that comes with a beautiful smile, no matter your age. Whether you’re seven or seventy-two, we offer a wide range of treatment options that are perfect for children, teens, and adults alike.
Orthodontics for Children
You want the best for your children, and as dads themselves, Dr. Sumsion and Dr. Blackham understand that. At Park City Orthodontics, we love working with kids and teens to transform their smiles and boost their confidence, so you can rest easy knowing your child is in good hands.
Check In 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. Sumsion or Dr. Blackham by age seven. The younger your child is when they visit Dr. Sumsion or Dr. Blackham for their first orthodontic checkup, the easier it is to shift their teeth into gear as they get older.
When kids are young, their jaws constantly grow to accommodate new teeth. During this time, orthodontic treatment shifts the teeth more easily for patients who require early treatment.
Not all children require early treatment. Usually, early appointments help us monitor your child’s jaw growth, so we know the exact time to start braces. However, some kids do need a two-phase treatment plan. A short first phase directs jaw growth and development to allow room for permanent teeth.
Two-Phase Treatment for Kids
Dr. Sumsion and Dr. Blackham use two-phase orthodontic treatment to straighten more severe orthodontic cases from an earlier age. 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. Sumsion or Dr. Blackham 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 Park City Orthodontics patients is an adult? Dr. Sumsion and Dr. Blackham 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 for a Happy Smile
There is no such thing as being too old for orthodontic treatment. From advancements in modern dentistry that allow for more discreet and less invasive orthodontic treatments to addressing oral health issues, braces aren’t becoming popular for cosmetic reasons alone.
More adults than ever are seeking straighter teeth for many more reasons than one.
Shortest Treatment With the Best Care
Dr. Sumsion and Dr. Blackham carefully study each patient’s unique alignment to find just the right time to start treatment with the shortest possible treatment. At Park City Orthodontics, we don’t want anyone to wear braces longer than is necessary to obtain an ideal smile. By choosing the right time to start the braces, we can significantly reduce treatment time.
Everyone’s treatment time varies, but we can decrease treatment time by using the latest technology. State-of-the-art braces, super-elastic titanium wires, and springs help us give you the results you’ve been waiting for.
Schedule Your Appointment Today!
You’ll love your new smile from Park City Orthodontics. Why wait to get started? Schedule your free consultation with Dr. Sumsion or Dr. Blackham in our Park City office today.