At Boise Valley Orthodontics, we help children, teens, and adults achieve beautiful, healthy smiles by offering a variety of treatment options, including traditional and clear braces as well as Invisalign. Every smile is unique, so our experienced orthodontic team tailors your treatment plan to you based on your preferences, budget, and needs.
Read on to learn more about how we treat juniors, teens, and adults, as well as the types of braces we offer.
Beginning orthodontic treatment sooner rather than later can mean easier treatment, as well as a shortened treatment time. In fact, the American Association of Orthodontists recommends an evaluation no later than age 7. Here's why:
- Current and future issues can be noted by orthodontists while there are still baby teeth, even if the smile appears to be straight, and recommend treatment accordingly
- The orthodontist can let you know whether the bite is fine or if there is an issue that can benefit from early treatment—either way, parents know early on what to plan for
- Early treatment can be beneficial for both prevention of more serious issues as well as reducing or eliminating future treatment
- In some instances, early treatment can actually provide better results compared to treatment that occurs after jaw and face growth is complete
Early treatment can give your orthodontist the opportunity to guide growth, reduce painful effects of teeth protrusion, improve appearance, and address and correct poor oral habits.
The teenage years are ideal for orthodontic treatment. Generally, by age 13 all baby teeth have all been lost, and the permanent ones have come in. This is a perfect time to begin correcting the concerns that lead to a bad bite and crooked teeth. These typically don’t get better with age, and are easier to treat while the body is growing.
When it's time for braces, you may have questions like: Does my kid NEED to have braces? Should I even worry about an overbite? How long will it take to fix? Can my daughter get Invisalign? What happens if we don’t get braces?
We are happy to answer these and any other questions that come up when we do the orthodontic evaluation. Every teen is different, so when yours is ready for braces we will work with you to determine the type that will give your child the best result for them.
Have you ever had thoughts like: Am I too old for braces? What’s different about braces for adults? Would Invisalign work for me? I wish I would have worn my retainers! How long would it take to fix just these lower teeth?
While braces are considered more common for teenagers, adults are increasingly turning to orthodontics to address issues they didn't as teenagers. It's never too late to get the smile you want, and Boise Valley Orthodontics works with people of all ages.
No matter what stage of life you're in, we are dedicated to finding a solution that works for you and your busy adult life!
Types of Braces
Here are the types of braces we offer at Boise Valley Orthodontics.
Gone are the days of large, clunky metal braces. Modern metal braces are smaller, more comfortable, and more attractive than ever before. Traditional braces are considered one of the best options for your smile because they are extremely durable, and effective for treating a wide variety of orthodontic concerns.
Learn more about traditional braces
Clear braces work just like traditional braces but are translucent, ceramic braces that are preferred by many of our patients who seek a more cosmetic option. If you want all the benefits of having a beautiful smile, but want a less noticeable alternative, clear braces may be the best option for you.
Invisalign is ideal for adults or teens that would prefer to not wear braces. Invisalign uses custom clear, removable aligner trays that gradually and gently straighten teeth over time. If you have a social occasion or sports activity that you would rather not wear your aligners, you can simply remove them. Removing trays also allows the benefit of easily eating the foods that you love and allows for normal brushing and flossing.