Serving Children, Teens, & Adults
Orthodontics for Children
The American Association of Orthodontics, Dr. Byrne and Dr. Pinckney recommend that children have their first consultation with an orthodontist by age seven.
However, if your child is younger than seven, and you or your dentist recognizes a potential orthodontic problem, it’s appropriate to schedule their first check-up at a younger age.
Treatment time and necessary appliances may vary depending on the type of orthodontic correction your child needs. Your child may need an orthodontic consultation if you notice:
- Premature or delayed loss of baby teeth
- Premature or delayed eruption of adult teeth
- Difficulty eating or speaking
- Crowding or excessive spacing of teeth
- Poor dental habits, such as thumb sucking, clenching, or grinding
- An uncomfortable bite
- Overall concerns about facial imbalance or jaw asymmetry
Orthodontics for Teens
The most common time for orthodontic treatment at Byrne Orthodontics is between the ages of 11 and 16. Dr. Byrne and Dr. Pinckney can easily recognize spacing, crowding, bite, and alignment issues in this age range.
Also, your teen’s bone and jaw structure are formed enough to allow orthodontic treatment to begin. Your teen can choose from the latest treatment options in our Saratoga Springs office, including:
At Byrne Orthodontics, we offer stainless steel and ceramic braces. Both options have low-profile designs, making them more comfortable and better looking.
Ceramic braces are tooth-colored and provide an even more natural look. In addition to higher-performance brackets, we use less painful, more durable archwires to straighten teeth.
Invisalign for Teens
Invisalign aligns teeth and corrects bites using a series of custom, clear, removable trays. The aligners are virtually undetectable, easy to use, and comfortable.
Our orthodontists are certified by the Invisalign® company to treat teen patients with this convenient teeth straightening system.
Orthodontics for Adults
You’re never too old to benefit from orthodontic treatment with Dr. Byrne and Dr. Pinckney, so we offer orthodontics for adults at Byrne Orthodontics.
Believe it or not, your teeth don’t stop moving after the teen years. Teeth that were straight and aligned in youth could have shifted later in life. This can lead to jaw pain, trouble brushing, or a smile you’re unhappy with.
If you leave misaligned teeth untreated, you may develop other dental problems, such as tooth decay and gum disease. You may also notice abnormal wear on the surface of your teeth or that it’s difficult to chew normally.
Dr. Byrne and Dr. Pinckney can address these issues and more through orthodontic treatment, giving you the healthy smile you want. We use orthodontic forces to move teeth in the same way for adults and children, and you’ll notice the benefits of your treatment in no time.
Why Should You Think About Orthodontic Treatment?
Straight Teeth Are Healthy
After Dr. Byrne or Dr. Pinckney align your teeth, keeping them clean is easier. Since regular brushing and flossing are essential for healthy smiles, you’ll prevent other oral issues, including some problems that can affect your overall health.
A Straight Smile Builds Confidence
Successful orthodontic treatment at Byrne Orthodontics can help boost your self-esteem, improve your quality of life, and allow you to smile confidently.
Untreated Oral Issues Will Get Worse
If you refuse or delay orthodontic treatment when Dr. Byrne or Dr. Pinckney recommends it, you may run into long-term health issues that may cost you more.
At Byrne Orthodontics, our team understands that kids, teens, and adults have different dental needs, so we give each age group personal care.
Start With a Free Consultation
Start your journey towards a healthy new smile today and schedule your free consultation with one of our expert orthodontists, Dr. Byrne or Dr. Pinckney.
Come to Byrne Orthodontics, and we’ll discuss your options and develop an orthodontic treatment plan designed just for your needs and smile goals.