Stunning Smiles for Every Age
At Botsford Family Orthodontics, we believe that a beautiful smile is for everyone, no matter their age. That's why we offer orthodontic treatments for children, teens, and adults.
Orthodontic treatment not only improves the appearance of your teeth but also helps to correct functional problems that can impact your oral health.
Braces Made Just For You!
Botsford Orthodontics offers a variety of braces, types, and styles to choose from. Some common options include:
- Ceramic braces
- Invisible braces
- Classic metal braces
While braces may have had a bad reputation, today’s braces make it easy to look and feel good! Dr. Botsford understands that every patient requires a customized treatment plan with special consideration. She has helped hundreds of teens smile with confidence and looks forward to helping you achieve the smile of your dreams!
Orthodontics for Children
Early orthodontic treatment is usually recommended for children between the ages of seven and ten when their permanent teeth are just starting to come in.
This phase of treatment is called Phase 1 and typically lasts about 12 to 18 months.
During this time, we focus on correcting bite issues and creating space for permanent teeth to come in properly. Some common bite issues children experience include:
Dr. Botsford uses a variety of growth-modifying appliances during Phase 1 treatment, including:
- Elastics (rubber bands)
- Palatal expander
- Separators (spacers)
- Herbst appliance
At Botsford Family Orthodontics, we understand that children may be apprehensive about orthodontic treatment, so we strive to make the experience as comfortable and positive as possible.
Your child will enjoy a fun and welcoming environment with a team who will help them feel at ease during their appointments.
Orthodontics for Teens & Tweens
Having braces or Invisalign really isn’t as scary as you may think. In fact, braces are more comfortable, come in more colors, and are faster than ever before.
The first question most teens in our Medford office ask is, “How long will I have to wear braces?” Some key factors determine how long your treatment will last, including:
- What needs correction — Treatment times can vary based on how quickly your body responds and how much work is necessary to correct the issue. Every person reacts to treatment differently, so while one patient is in braces for 12 months, another may require 24.
- YOU! — You play one of the most important roles in your treatment. When Dr. Botsford prescribes rubber bands or other appliances, it’s up to you to use them properly. Your treatment will be significantly shorter if you follow all of Dr. Botsford’s rules.
Orthodontics for Adults
Don’t let age stop you from having the straight teeth you’ve always dreamed of—everyone deserves a beautiful smile! The process of tooth movement is the same for children and adults, so you can straighten your smile at any age.
An increasing number of adults are seeking an improved smile as part of an emphasis on a more youthful appearance and overall health. In fact, one in every four patients in our Medford office is over 21.
Thanks to technological advances in treatment and equipment, many options are available to transform your smile. At your free consultation, Dr. Botsford will discuss your goals and the treatments available, including new aesthetic options that make it easier and more practical for adults to benefit from orthodontics.
What to Expect From Orthodontics
Typical adult orthodontic problems include crooked teeth and bad bites. These issues can contribute to tooth decay, abnormal wear on the teeth, gum, bone, and tooth loss, headaches, and TMJ (jaw) pain.
Our goal is to help you achieve the correct functional and aesthetic bite through a personalized treatment plan. At Botsford Family Orthodontics, you can improve the health of your teeth and gums and dramatically improve your appearance and self-esteem.
Often, adult patients are more appreciative of the many benefits of orthodontic treatment after having lived with unfavorable smiles and bites for many years. While orthodontics can have great cosmetic benefits, many adults do not realize that well-aligned and properly fitting teeth also enhance the ability to keep your teeth for a lifetime.
Dr. Botsford understands that adult treatment requires special consideration and experience. To address adult needs, we offer:
- Extensive knowledge of Invisalign treatment
- Aesthetic clear and metal braces
- Retainer treatment for minor tooth movement or relapse
- Braces on the upper or lower arch only for limited treatment goals
Reasons to Consider Orthodontic Treatment
Straight Teeth Are Healthy
After Dr. Botsford aligns your teeth, it’s easier to keep them clean! Regular brushing and flossing help prevent oral issues that can affect your overall health, like tooth decay and gum disease.
Boost Your Self-Esteem
Successful treatment with Botsford Family Orthodontics can boost your self-esteem, improve your quality of life, and give you the confidence to show off your smile.
Untreated Will Only Get Worse
If you refuse or delay orthodontic treatment when Dr. Botsford recommends it, you may develop long-term health issues that cost you more.
At Botsford Family Orthodontics, our team treats kids, teens, and adults with personalized care that meets their unique needs at our inviting Medford office.
Start With a Free Consultation
Start your journey towards a healthy new smile today and schedule your free consultation with our expert and friendly orthodontist, Dr. Botsford.
Visit Botsford Family Orthodontics to learn more about your options and get an orthodontic treatment plan for your needs and smile goals.