Did you know that the recommended age for your child to visit an orthodontist is 7 years old? That's because the sooner we can identify potential problems, the sooner we can fix them, and the less work your child will need later. Connolly Orthodontics will give your child a thorough examination with kindness and compassion. We want your child to be comfortable with us from the moment we meet. We'll also let you know whether your child needs orthodontics or is good to go. We'll never recommend treatment they don't need. Honesty is everything at Connolly Orthodontics, and you can expect an honest evaluation every time.
The sooner orthodontics issues are addressed, the less work we need to do later. That means your child will have fewer problems with biting, chewing, speech, and the look of their smile later. Teeth also move easier with younger patients. Connolly Orthodontics can set your child on the right path to a healthy, beautiful smile that will last a lifetime.
Self-ligating braces are a step up from the traditional metal braces you're used to seeing. These work without elastic bands around each bracket. Instead, tiny doors hold the archwire in place and allow it to slide better. That means your teeth move into place faster and more comfortably than with traditional braces. Without the elastic bands, patients find self-ligating braces trap food less, so they're easier to clean. They also have shorter orthodontic checkups because elastics don't need to be changed.
Not all patients qualify for Invisalign clear aligners. Braces may be the better option. For those patients who feel self-conscious about wearing traditional metal braces, Connolly Orthodontics offers clear braces. These braces use a ceramic material that's closer to your natural tooth color, so they're less visible than traditional braces. They still provide the same moving power of metal braces, giving you a smile you can be proud to show off during and after treatment!