Teens & Children
Our doctors at Reichheld Ting Orthodontics believe everyone should have the opportunity to enjoy orthodontic care and a stunningly straight smile.
At Reichheld Ting Orthodontics, we’re proud to offer a full range of orthodontics for children, teens, and adults at our offices in Acton, Billerica, Lowell, and Westford.
Massachusetts Braces & Invisalign
You can find the latest fixed and removable orthodontic appliances to choose from at Reichheld Ting Orthodontics, like:
- Clear aligners
- Clear ceramic braces
- Traditional metal braces
Orthodontics for Children
Starting orthodontic monitoring early in life has its benefits! RTO orthodontists agree with the American Association of Orthodontists (AAO), which recommends that every child see an orthodontist around seven.
Why so early? Because around age seven, the first adult molars typically erupt, helping to define a patient’s back bite and allowing the orthodontist to evaluate the bite more effectively. Treatment at this age may not be necessary.
Still, orthodontic monitoring can help anticipate the ideal timeline for the most effective treatment and also help to prevent more severe problems in the future. In some cases, an orthodontic concern may require earlier orthodontic intervention.
Some results of effective early orthodontic treatment:
- Reducing the need for adult tooth removal
- Allowing for proper tooth eruption
- Addressing skeletal problems that can’t be fixed later
- Reducing risk of tooth impactions
- Creating space for crowded, erupting teeth
- Reducing the risk of injury to protruding front teeth
- Preserving needed space for permanent teeth
- Reducing future orthodontic treatment time
Orthodontics for Teens
At RTO, we always want to start orthodontic treatment when it is most effective, and for many patients, this is between the ages of 12 and 16.
This is because they now have enough teeth to support the orthodontic appliances, and their growth and development are adequately established and predictable.
Orthodontics is classically associated with teenagers, even though we treat patients of all ages—children through adults.
The key to orthodontic success is to start the orthodontic treatment at the optimal time of dental and skeletal development and emotional maturity. There is no one-size-fits-all approach to braces or clear aligners like Invisalign®.
It’s a highly individual task and is different for each teenager. These orthodontics cases are completed in a single phase of care; braces or clear aligners are worn for the appropriate period, usually 12-24 months, and the results are superb.
Orthodontics for Adults
You’re not alone in wanting that perfect smile – more adults are seeking orthodontic treatment now than ever before.
An attractive smile is an asset that will help you in both your personal and professional life.
It's one of the best investments you can make for your self-confidence, self-image, and overall health.
Your RTO orthodontic team is here to listen to you, answer your questions, and understand your needs and orthodontic goals.
Whether you’re looking to fix changes in your bite, teeth crowding or spacing, or any other orthodontic problems you’re dealing with, we’re here to help. Together, we’ll create an orthodontic treatment plan customized to you and your needs.