How Do I Know If I Need Orthodontics?

How do you know if you should consider orthodontic treatment for yourself? How do you know if you should consider orthodontic treatment for your child?

The best way to answer this is simply by scheduling an appointment with one of our orthodontists! During your initial exam with us, we will assess your orthodontic condition to help you determine whether you will benefit from orthodontic treatment. At your free consultation, we’ll discuss if orthodontic treatment will be beneficial, and if so when the best time to start treatment is.

How can you determine orthodontic need (for you or your child) on your own?

Regardless of his or her apparent orthodontic condition, your child should visit one of our doctors by the age of 7 as recommended by the American Association of Orthodontics. By this time, baby teeth are falling out and permanent teeth are erupting. Our doctors are trained to detect problematic orthodontic conditions before they progress to a severe state. You can find out more about the importance of early orthodontics here!

If you are considering orthodontic treatment for yourself, there are a few indicative conditions to look out for:

  • Are your teeth crooked, gapped or crowded?
  • Do you ever find it difficult to breathe, or maybe you’ve become a mouth breather?
  • Do you have trouble sleeping, or you’ve noticed signs of sleep apnea?
  • Does your jaw shift awkwardly or uncomfortably?
  • Do you struggle to chew or swallow food?
  • Were you a late permanent-teeth-bloomer, or you missed the ideal window for preventative orthodontics early in life?

If you answered yes to any of these, reach out to us today. There are many treatment options available, and our doctors can discuss these options with you at your consultation. (After all, you only need your fingertips to schedule your free orthodontic exam with us.)

Early detection and intervention of problematic orthodontic conditions may allow for better treatment options

The longer you wait to consider orthodontic treatment, the further along your condition may progress, and the longer your treatment time could take. Sometimes early treatment can allow for more treatment options. As conditions such as poor bites progress, they may cause difficulty in eating, sleeping and breathing!

Find out more with our complimentary consultation

Fishbein Orthodontics offers a complimentary consultation to provide more information on the benefits of orthodontic treatment. While a problematic condition may appear to be strictly a cosmetic concern, there may be functional problems that you aren’t immediately apparent. When you come to our office, our goal is to help you achieve your greatest quality of life. We will consider your condition, any uncomfortable symptoms you are experiencing, your preferences with orthodontic treatment and your personal smile goals.

If you are ready to begin your orthodontic journey with Fishbein Orthodontics, simply schedule a complimentary consultation at one of our offices.

If you’d like to meet with one of the orthodontists at Fishbein Orthodontics, you can schedule your complimentary exam with us today. If you aren’t sure if you need orthodontics, we still encourage you to schedule your complimentary exam with us.

With 8 locations in Northwest, Florida, we offer affordable braces and Invisalign® at an office near you!