When to Start Orthodontic Treatment

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 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. 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 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,... Read More
Is Invisalign® Cheaper Than Damon System Braces?

Is Invisalign® Cheaper Than Damon System Braces?

At Black Orthodontics, we’re proud to offer Damon System Braces and Invisalign. If you’re weighing the difference between the Damon System and Invisalign, here’s what you need about our treatment options.   Schedule a Free Smile Assessment Advantages of Damon Braces The Damon System provides a gentle and more comfortable alignment. They use a passive self-ligating system that holds itself in place. A bracket holds the wire in place, and there is less abrasive rubbing than with traditional braces. Damon Braces provide you with improved treatment time, but you will need fewer in-person appointments.  At Black Orthodontics, we’ve even used the Damon System to keep adult patients from needing to get surgery or permanent teeth extraction. You are less likely to experience root resorption or other damage from a traditional braces system.  Learn More About Damon Braces Which is Cheaper: Braces or Invisalign? Your orthodontic treatment must meet your needs and lifestyle. That’s why it’s inadvisable to recommend blanket solutions for any condition. The orthodontic professionals at Black Orthodontics understand this and will recommend the best treatment for your condition.  A natural smile changes your life. At Black Orthodontics, we don’t think the price of treatment should get in the way of achieving a head-turning smile. No matter what your budget is like, our team will work with you to find an affordable arrangement for your alignment.   Schedule a Free Smile Assessment Breaking Down the Cost of Invisalign Typically, your Invisalign treatment through Black Orthodontics ranges from $975-$7500, depending on your individual treatment needs and goals. This figure accounts for the entire Invisalign treatment, including the early retention phase, two... Read More
What Can and Can’t Invisalign® Fix?

What Can and Can’t Invisalign® Fix?

At Black Orthodontics, we’ve helped many people across Western North Carolina address their orthodontic issues with Invisalign. Find out if Invisalign is right for you, and learn more about other treatment options we offer, by scheduling a free in-office or virtual consultation.  What Can Invisalign Fix Invisalign’s sleek ultramodern design and easy application make it a great way to treat a variety of concerns including correcting bites, adjusting alignments, closing gaps, and more! Simply by wearing aligners 22 hours a day — and trusting a qualified orthodontist — you can transform your teeth into a five-star smile.  Invisalign can manage the following issues: Overbites When the upper teeth overlap the lower front teeth, this is known as an overbite. Overbites can cause many issues, including issues with biting and chewing. Invisalign can align your upper and lower teeth, so they fit more naturally together. Underbites If your bottom teeth are not aligning with your upper teeth, you may have an underbite. Underbites can cause tooth wear and affect your speech. Invisalign guides the lower teeth into a more comfortable position.  Crossbites Additionally, if only some of your upper teeth rest inside your lower teeth, this is known as a crossbite. For many patients, Invisalign will help correct this issue and guide your teeth into a better position. Gaps When there is space between your teeth, that is known as a gap. In addition to being unsightly, gaps can cause irritation and contribute to gum disease. Using Invisalign, you can close the gaps, which will improve your overall oral health and appearance. Crowded Teeth A lack of jaw space causes... Read More
The Benefits of Having Your Child See an Orthodontist by Age 7

The Benefits of Having Your Child See an Orthodontist by Age 7

When it comes to orthodontics, 7 really is the magic number. In fact, the American Association of Orthodontists recommends everyone should get an orthodontic consultation by then. You might be asking, how old do you have to be for braces? Can a 7 year old get braces? Getting a check-up doesn’t necessarily mean your child will need treatment, but it is extremely helpful in order to evaluate any issues that they might have or potential issues that could... Read More
AcceleDent and How to Speed Up Your Orthodontic Treatment

AcceleDent and How to Speed Up Your Orthodontic Treatment

At Black Orthodontics we always keep up with the latest innovations. In line with our holistic approach to orthodontics, we provide each individual with the best, fastest, and least invasive treatments available. Along these lines, we’ve come to use AcceleDent, an excellent option for anyone who is interested in reducing their time in orthodontic... Read More
DAMON SYSTEM BRACES: NOT ALL BRACES ARE CREATED EQUAL

DAMON SYSTEM BRACES: NOT ALL BRACES ARE CREATED EQUAL

Black Orthodontics is proud to have the latest in technological advances that, together with Dr. Brown’s holistic approach to treatment, offers people the fastest and least invasive care options available. One popular option is Damon System Braces and Damon Clear... Read More