Braces and Teeth Straightening
Braces are not just for children! Dr. Cutler can evaluate if orthodontics are necessary to improve your dental health, enhance your facial appearance and even boost your self-esteem.
An early orthodontic evaluation can ease both your child’s and your concerns about crooked teeth or facial development and about the orthodontic care. Dr. Cutler follows the American Association of Orthodontics guidelines for early check-ups to gain the most benefit of treatment. She makes timely referrals, stays informed of the most current options and keeps you and your child’s well being at the utmost concern.
Want information about orthodontic treatment for children (through age 12)?
Some children as early as 5-6 years of age may benefit from an orthodontic evaluation. Although treatment is unusual at this early age, come preventative treatment may be needed. Learn More
Want information about orthodontic treatment for teenagers?
Most patients begin orthodontic treatment between ages 9 and 16, but this varies depending on each individual. Because teenagers are still growing, the teen years are often the optimal time to correct orthodontic problems and achieve excellent results.
Want information about adult orthodontic treatment?
Today, orthodontic treatment is a viable option for almost any adult. It is well recognized that when left untreated, many orthodontic problems may become worse. When you have a malocclusion (“bad bite”), your teeth may be crowded, excessively spaced or may not fit together correctly. Such conditions may lead to dental health problems. Crowded teeth are hard to clean and, given time, may contribute to tooth decay, gum disease and even tooth loss. Bad bites can also result in abnormal wearing of tooth surfaces (see photo below), difficulty chewing and damage to supporting bone and gum tissue. Poorly aligned teeth can contribute to pain in the jaw joints.