In some cases, an orthodontic concern may require an earlier orthodontic consultation. Around age 7, the first adult molars typically erupt, helping to define a patient’s back bite and allowing the orthodontist to more effectively evaluate the bite. Treatment at this age may not be necessary, but orthodontic monitoring can help anticipate the ideal timeline for the most effective treatment and also help to prevent more serious problems in the future.
At Burkhardt Pecora Orthodontics, we love the energy and excitement teenagers bring to our office and feel that teenagers make wonderful orthodontic patients. By the time your child has reached their teenage years, they most likely have the necessary permanent teeth to allow full treatment to be completed. Our office utilizes comprehensive state of the art orthodontic treatment to achieve the best aesthetic results while correcting malocclusions (poor bite) and other imperfections.
More adults than ever are deciding to pursue orthodontic treatment. Orthodontic treatment can dramatically improve your smile and overall health. With so many exciting treatment options, we invite you to come in for a complimentary consultation and find the one that is best for you.
**Information provided by the American Association of Orthodontists
Retention – Orthodontic Rentention
Burkhardt Pecora Orthodontics uses custom retainers for all their patients to help ensure that the results of their treatment can be enjoyed long term. Following the recommended amount of wear and proper care of your retainers is important. Please click the learn more about retention button below to see the guidelines to care for your retainers and protect your amazing smile!
Smile Protection Program
Retainers are the final phase of orthodontic treatment that should never be overlooked. After removal of braces, patients are provided with retainers to maintain the result they worked so hard to achieve. The Burkhardt Pecora Smile Protection program is an opportunity to protect your smile for years to come. This program offers participants 10 years of coverage against retainer loss or breakage. Future dental work can make retainers no longer fit properly when a tooth shape has been modified, this program allows for easy replacement of retainers when this happens. Instead of paying full price for replacement retainers, patients pay only a small co-pay for a complete new set to hold teeth in the current alignment. Information about how this coverage can be purchased is available at you next visit, feel free to ask a team member for the details!