When to start orthodontic treatment

If you have been considering orthodontic treatment for yourself or your child, you may be curious about when the right time is to begin your treatment plan. There are many benefits to starting orthodontic treatment early, as well as starting it during the teenage years, or adulthood. Schedule a free smile assessment today.

Starting orthodontic treatment in Asheville, Hendersonville, and Waynesville

No matter where you are in life, It’s always a great time to start your smile journey. However, each age group presents different alignment opportunities. Find out more about the advantages of early treatment, teen treatment, and adult treatment.

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Early treatment and the growth & guidance program

It’s best to have your children’s teeth examined sooner than later. While many people believe that you need to wait until your child’s baby teeth fall out before visiting an orthodontist, early treatment can help your child avoid more intensive treatment down the road. We can diagnose many orthodontic issues before they arise, and may help prevent costly surgery and extractions. However, many children do not need early treatment. That’s why we created the Growth & Guidance program. The Growth & Guidance program is a free service where every 6-12 months we monitor your child for problem areas and monitor their orthodontic development. If problems arise, we will be able to recommend treatment options. Plus, we’ll teach you some great tips for maintaining a healthy and beautiful smile. All at no cost to you! Learn more about early orthodontic treatment.

Teen treatment

Most teenagers’ permanent teeth erupt between the ages of 12-16. Orthodontic treatment during this time will help address crooked teeth, gaps, or bad bites. Beginning orthodontic treatment during this time can be beneficial since the need for intervention is more apparent, and growth spurts make it easier to achieve quicker results. You may be surprised to learn that teens in our office regularly request braces and Invisalign® because many of their peers are also transforming their smiles. And improving your teen’s smile can help prevent issues such as cavities and gingivitis while boosting their self-confidence. 

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Adult treatment

It’s always a smart decision to invest in your smile. Getting a great alignment is more comfortable and safer than ever. While treatment time will vary depending on your goals, we make it easy to enjoy an affordable alignment experience. 30% of our patients are adults seeking orthodontic treatment. Recent innovations in braces technology make it easier to enjoy a more natural smile without using the bulky and awkward appliances you may remember from your youth. Plus, we offer the freedom of flexible payments and zero percent interest financing

Black Orthodontics makes it easy to save on your treatment

It’s our mission at Black Orthodontics to help people from all walks of life to enjoy the life-changing power of braces. The price of braces shouldn’t stand in the way of the smile you deserve. Our staff will work with you to find an arrangement that fits your budget. In addition to flexible financing and 0% interest, our team will help you file any insurance paperwork. At Black Orthodontics, there are no hidden fees. Your upfront cost covers all necessary treatments and appliances — including two sets of retainers and digitally-printed models just in case you need to have additional retainers made — and one year of post-treatment follow-ups. Meaning you don’t have to worry about paying any more than what we quote you. Plus, we offer additional incentives. For example, all of our Invisalign patients receive a three-month guarantee at the start of their treatment. If, for any reason, we discover that Invisalign clear aligners don’t work with your lifestyle, we will switch your treatment to self-ligating Damon braces at no additional cost. If you do not have insurance, that is okay, too! Many of our patients are uninsured. We are proud that our staff can work with anyone to help them afford the smile they deserve at a price that makes sense. Schedule a free smile assessment now to learn more about your payment options. We offer virtual and in-person appointments, so it’s easier than ever to enjoy the perks of a natural and alluring smile.

Get treatment with Asheville’s leader in orthodontic care

For over 30 years, Dr. Black has been helping people across Western North Carolina transform their smile with braces. Whether you are looking to enroll your little one in our Growth & Guidance program, are shopping for teen braces, or interested in giving yourself a glow-up with adult braces, it’s never been easier to get the smile you’ve always wanted. Your smile is one of your most essential features. While most patients begin at an early age, there is no age limit on when to start orthodontic treatment. Trust Dr. Black to help you begin your smile journey with Invisalign or Damon System Braces. Getting started is no sweat with affordable options, as well as virtual or in-person consultations available. Contact us today or book a free smile assessment now.