Family Orthodontics at KidZdent in Old Bridge
A beautiful, healthy smile can change the way people feel about themselves, promote positive self-esteem, and help to maintain the overall health of the entire body.
We believe that straight, beautiful smiles can be achieved at any age. For over 25 years, we have provided children and adults alike with smiles they are proud to show off. Our team of orthodontists understand how each smile is unique and will provide a customized treatment plan for every patient. We help children, teens, and adults obtain the smiles they deserve and provide long term retention and follow-up.
Why choose Family Orthodontics at KidZdent for your orthodontic needs?
- We provide orthodontic care for families, beginning with children at age seven to seniors, aged sixty-five and above.
- Our orthodontists and team are highly trained and experienced.
- We offer FREE orthodontic consultations, including radiographs!
- We pride ourselves in the smiles that we give to our patients. Our orthodontists place top and bottom fixed retainers for all of our orthodontic patients. In addition, patients wear removable retainers while they sleep to avoid relapse. This combination of fixed and removable retainers help minimize changes in alignment after the completion of one’s orthodontic treatment. Without this combination, teeth will continue to change over time, increasing the likelihood of alignment relapse. The best part is that this is included in your treatment plan!
- Complimentary insurance benefits check and payment plans are available.
- We offer convenient appointment hours.
Family Orthodontic Care for All Ages
Each age group requires a different approach to orthodontic care. Young children may need extensive alignment therapy because of jaw development issues. Pre-teens and teenagers have smiles that are growing into permanent alignment and may require care for proper position. Adults, whose smiles have already matured, may only need a cosmetic approach for their teeth. Our Old Bridge orthodontists determine the braces option that best suits one’s specific needs and goals. With a personalized treatment plan that outlines the path to successful alignment, our patients can rely on our guidance and expertise at every stage.
For adult patients who feel self-conscious about crooked, misaligned, or gapped teeth, traditional metal braces may be unappealing. At Family Orthodontics, we provide cosmetic braces options in Old Bridge to help you feel confident about straightening your teeth in a more subtle manner. While KidZdent offers specialty care for pediatric patients, our Family Orthodontics team has proficiency in an array of treatment options that can serve the orthodontic needs of parents as well. With discrete orthodontics, you can gain the smile you’ve always wanted. Children can even learn the benefits of orthodontics from watching their parents undergo treatment.
When Should Patients Start Braces?
There are no age limits on exceptional orthodontic care. In fact according to the most recent surveys, over 25% of today’s orthodontic patients are over the age of 21. Patients should receive their first consultation by the age of seven. However, adults can benefit from orthodontics as well. Adults are finally getting the straight, self-confident smiles and health benefits they wished they’d received as children, without having to sacrifice the appearance of their smile.
Who Needs Braces?
Orthodontics are recommended for patients experiencing mild to severe dental alignment problems, including gaps between teeth, crowded teeth, or bite issues that include cross-bite, over and under-bite, or open bite.
How Much Do Braces Cost?
The price of braces varies, depending on the severity of dental issues and if multiple appliances are necessary to achieve healthy alignment. Family Orthodontics provides free orthodontic consultations for patients of all ages, as well as complimentary insurance benefit checks to determine coverage. We work with many insurance providers and offer affordable in-house payment plans to manage the cost of braces.
Interceptive Orthodontics (Phasal Care) for Children
When children experience dental alignment issues with their smile, it’s important to address them proactively. Family Orthodontics at KidZdent offers dedicated care to children ages seven and up, correcting skeletal concerns and providing their best chance for a beautiful smile as adults. If necessary, we can extract teeth that impede proper alignment, and then pair children with the appropriate appliances. We may use palate expanders, headgear, and metal braces in their treatment and will coordinate with one of our pediatric dentists to ensure cohesive treatment.
Full Family Orthodontic Treatment
Teenagers and adults can both receive full braces to align their teeth and jaw for optimal function and beauty. We utilize materials that support efficient movement while minimizing aesthetic impact to improve comfort throughout the length of treatment. We offer cosmetic components for traditional braces, such as tooth-colored brackets and wires, which allow the orthodontic appliance to blend in with your teeth.
Invisalign Clear Braces for Teens and Adults
Invisalign aligners can be an alternative to full metal braces, depending on your orthodontic needs. These removable braces allow you to maintain a normal lifestyle and are nearly invisible, so you too can achieve a straight smile with ease and comfort. Although not right for all patients, those who have minor to moderate alignment issues are best suited to receive this type of treatment.
This orthodontic method is recommended for those whose jaws have fully matured and have the dedication to follow the regimen – making it ideally suited for adults. Invisalign clear braces can straighten your teeth while remaining low profile; others won’t be able to notice that you’re wearing a dental appliance. Invisalign requires its wearers to keep the trays in place for 22 hours a day, only removing them when eating or brushing their teeth. To determine if Invisalign treatment is the right option for you, our Old Bridge dentist examines your smile and evaluates the extent of orthodontic work you require.
Once patients choose invisible trays as the solution for their needs, our dentists take impressions of your smile and send them to the Invisalign lab. Invisalign fabricates and ships your aligners. You will return to Family Orthodontics at KidZdent to receive your aligners along with instructions on when to change them as you progress through your treatment.
Ceramic or Clear Bracket Braces
For patients in need of complex care, but who wish to avoid silver metal orthodontics, Family Orthodontics at KidZdent offers ceramic, clear, or tooth-colored bracket braces. These appliances are made from high-quality materials and are color-matched to the shade of your teeth to leave you with a seamless appearance. They are also stain-resistant and will not discolor over time.
Ceramic or clear bracket braces are highly recommended by our Old Bridge dentists for patients who have a difficult time managing removable aligners. These discreet braces still use the same framework as traditional metal wire orthodontics to provide you with effective treatment, but offer an improved appearance for our adult patients.
Providing Excellent Family Orthodontic Treatment in Old Bridge
Our team of orthodontic specialists is proud to offer some of the best care for malocclusion in the area. With over 20 years of experience and thousands of happy smiles, we are here to provide you and your family with the smile you deserve!
If you want a straighter smile, or wish to bring your child in for a pediatric exam, and schedule a FREE consultation, contact us today!