Orthodontic treatment can start as early as age 7. In fact, the American Association of Orthodontists recommends your child have an initial orthodontic evaluation at age 7. At this early age, orthodontic treatment usually isn’t necessary, but early examination can detect certain problems before they get worse and allows Dr. Younis to see how your child’s teeth and jaws are growing. Beginning treatment at the right time ensures the best result and the least amount of time and expense.
Just in case you’re not aware yet, orthodontic treatment isn’t just for kids! Teeth shift at all ages and you are not alone. Adults are the fastest growing group seeking orthodontic treatment. Adult treatment can improve your appearance and self-confidence. We offer a variety of treatments that are designed just for you including Invisalign clear aligners and clear braces.
Younis Orthodontic’s new techniques and clear appliances fit your busy lifestyle. Treatment is less visible. Treatment is more comfortable. There are fewer visits and treatment time is shorter. It’s never too late to do something about the smile you want.
Here are some of the most common orthodontic problems that may cause you to seek treatment:
The Invisalign System combines advanced 3-D computer graphics technology with 100-year-old science of orthodontics. No more uncomfortable braces and poking wires! Invisalign aligners are designed to gently move your teeth in small steps using virtually invisible plastic aligners. Each aligner is precisely calibrated and customized to fit your mouth. And, Invisalign is super convenient. You can eat whatever you want. There are fewer appointments are treatment times are shorter.
Dr. Younis is pleased to offer the first ever Invisalign treatment option for kids, Invisalign® First clear aligners. These aligners, designed specifically for younger patients with a mixture of baby and permanent teeth, are perfect for Phase I patients. Phase 1 treatment is early interceptive orthodontic treatment for young patients, traditionally done with expanders or metal braces, before all permanent teeth have erupted, which is typically between the ages of 6 and 10.
You want that great, confident smile but don’t want to give up all the things you love. Don’t worry, Dr. Y is your certified Invisalign Teen provider. Big game- no problem. Big performance-no problem. Big school dance- no problem. You can play sports, sing, act, play a music instrument or just snap selfies without worrying about braces getting in the way. Pizza Party, Movie Night popcorn, bubble gum -no problem. You can still eat and drink whatever you want. You can brush and floss normally to maintain healthy gums and teeth. Plus, there are no wires or brackets to cause mouth abrasions or more serious injuries if you get hit in the mouth. Invisalign® Teen is the clear way to straighten teeth without giving up all the things you love to eat and do. Aligners are removable and virtually invisible, which means you can also straighten your teeth without anyone knowing.
Dr. Younis is proud to be an Invisalign Gold Plus provider, meaning that he has a higher level of education and experience with Invisalign treatment.
Metal braces are made of high-grade stainless steel. Today’s metal braces are smaller, more comfortable and more attractive.
Clarity Advanced Clear Braces
Unlike metal braces, each Clarity brace is made of a translucent ceramic material that blends in with your natural tooth color. They do not stain or change color.They are as sturdy as they are attractive and work exactly the same as metal braces. Clear braces are also beneficial to patients who have allergies to certain metals.
While you are wearing braces, please avoid eating hard foods, sticky foods and foods high in sugar. Hard foods can break or damage the wires and brackets, and sticky foods can cause the wires and brackets to break loose. Minimize the amount of sugary foods you eat; the sugar can cause tooth decay and other related problems.
It is very important to maintain good oral hygiene throughout the length of your treatment. Braces, wires, bands and retainers can all trap food particles and make it difficult to brush or floss away plaque. Careful brushing and flossing, preferably after every meal and snack, is the best way to prevent plaque build-up, tooth decay and gum disease.
You’ll be relieved to know that there are very few true orthodontic emergencies, but we are always available to help you. If you have a broken appliance or are experiencing intense pain, please call us as soon as possible. We will do our best to fit you into the schedule for an appointment. Even if you have a regular appointment scheduled, call to notify us that you need an appliance repaired.
Please TEXT if you have an issue that occurs after usual business hours and a member of our patient care team will return your text. AFTER HOURS EMERGENCY CARE NUMBER: 304-263-4946