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Waltuch Orthodontics now owns the most up-to-date Itero Element 5D. This scanner eliminates the need of orthodontic impressions and is more comfortable for our patients. It provides the most accurate images for the best fitting aligners.
Our office strives to achieve the best smile and now offers 3M indirect digital bonding, the newest technique on precise bracket placement, which decreases chair time and increases patient comfort. When delivering removable retainers to our patients, we provide them with their 3D printed models from our office in the event they need to be replaced.
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Traditional Metal Braces
3M Clarity Aligners
Incognito orthodontic braces are hidden behind your teeth, so no one will even know you are wearing braces. They can be beneficial for active patients who play sports or just as a cosmetic alternative. Incognito braces are just as effective as traditional braces but provide a comfortable fit, confidence, and convenience.
When Should Orthodontic Treatment Start?
We recommend that children see an orthodontist as early as age seven because we can determine what type of treatment your child needs. There are two phases in early treatment, one begins around age eight or nine, and two begins around age eleven or older.
Typically, baby teeth are all lost by age 13, and the jawbones stop growing. Early treatment helps to make room for permanent teeth to come in properly, lessening the chance of extractions, correcting jaw growth, and fixing possible bite problems. Planning for your child’s oral health now can help save you money and save their smile later in life.
The purpose of two-phase treatment is to address tooth straightening and physical facial changes. It maximizes the opportunity to accomplish the ideal healthy, functional, esthetic result that will remain stable throughout your life.
- Jaw development
- Avoid future tooth extraction
- Monitor teeth progress
- Proper teeth development
- Execution of phase 1 plan
Depending on how quickly your body reacts to the treatment and if you’ve had early orthodontic consultations, we can determine your treatment length. Whether you are interested in traditional metal braces or ceramic, invisible, or lingual braces, you have the power to choose your orthodontic journey.
At our office, we recognize that adults and children require different orthodontic treatment. For adults, straighter teeth can minimize the chances of gum disease and other oral issues. We are well equipped and experienced to deliver the different levels of attention and care. We will work with you to ensure that you receive the most appropriate treatments and that your needs are met with understanding and respect from us.
Dentofacial orthopedics is a special process intended to normalize bone structure growth and repair imbalances in the face and jaw. Typically, it is a two-phase treatment that begins when the patient is around seven or eight years old.
Specializing in dentofacial orthopedics is earned by orthodontists who have received their orthodontic specialization in dental school and have completed a two or three-year orthodontic residency program.
Your orthodontist will examine your child’s growth to determine when treatment will be most effective. During phase-one, your orthodontist will work to correct your child’s jaw growth and ensure that the jaw bone is properly aligned. After this, the second phase of treatment can begin, which usually involves braces to straighten the teeth.
Dentofacial orthopedics in adults may involve surgery because the bones are no longer growing, and their jawbones have hardened. Surgery can adjust the jaw bone and properly establish the bite alignment before beginning orthodontic treatment. With dentofacial orthopedics, adults can still achieve the beautiful smile they’ve always wanted.
Common Reasons For Orthodontic Treatment
There are many reasons why one may desire or require orthodontic treatment. Whether you want to fix a visually unappealing issue in your smile or require teeth movement for better mouth function, we can help. Treatment times vary for different age groups and oral situations, but our team is equipped to handle all types of scenarios.
Sheldon Waltuch Orthodontics
3 NJ-27 STE 204
Edison, NJ 08820
Mon: 8:30 AM - 6:00 PM
Tues: 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Wed: 12:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Thurs: 8:30 AM - 6:00 PM
Friday: 7:30 AM -1:00 PM
September through June, Open two Sunday mornings a month