Treatment for Children, Teens & Adults
At Clinebell & Anderson Orthodontics, we believe everyone deserves the confidence of a beautiful smile regardless of age. Whether you’re seven or seventy-two, you can straighten your smile with Dr. Clinebell and Dr. Anderson on your side.
Decatur Braces & Clear Aligners
You can find the latest fixed and removable orthodontic appliances at Clinebell & Anderson Orthodontics. We offer:
- Spark® Clear Aligners
- Damon® Clear Braces
- Damon® Metal Braces
Orthodontics for Children
Dr. Clinebell, Dr. Anderson, and The American Association of Orthodontists recommend that every child receives his or her first orthodontic screening by age seven.
By starting treatment early, we can recognize potential problems and correct them before they become more serious. This will save you and your child time and money by preventing future problems before they ever even begin.
Early interceptive orthodontic treatment has proven beneficial for the overall desired result. Because a young child’s permanent teeth have not finished erupting, we can thoroughly evaluate and address any impending problems at the earliest stage.
During your child’s first free consultation at Clinebell & Anderson Orthodontics, we'll determine if we need to address any problems, like potential crowding, open bite, overbite or gummy smiles. The Phase I treatment plan can include preventive, interceptive or modifying treatment.
Dr. Clinebell or Dr. Anderson may place an orthodontic appliance to prevent a problem from occurring, correct a current problem or help direct jawbone growth. We can fix multiple issues with tooth alignment, gums, jaws and facial problems with Phase I treatment.
Schedule a free consultation at our Decatur office today to find out if your child is a candidate for early interceptive treatment.
Orthodontics for Teens
Typically, adolescent orthodontic treatment involves placing braces on the patient once his or her permanent teeth have erupted. The braces straighten the permanent teeth and finish correctly aligning the patient’s jaw.
By age 12, most, if not all, permanent teeth have erupted and are in place. Crooked teeth, gaps and bad bites can easily be detected at this stage. These problems will hardly ever correct themselves. This stage is when most parents around Decatur decide to seek orthodontic treatment for their children.
For many teenagers, wearing braces is a part of life—and an important one at that! That’s because a beautiful and healthy smile from Clinebell & Anderson Orthodontics can boost self-confidence and give you a healthy bite for the future.
Children at this age are growing rapidly, and Dr. Clinebell and Dr. Anderson can usually take advantage of these growth spurts to help correctly shape the bite and teeth. Pre-teens and teenagers have high metabolisms, which can help shorten overall treatment time and reduce the discomfort of orthodontic treatment.
Orthodontics for Adults
More and more adults around Decatur seek orthodontic treatment to improve their smiles. At Clinebell & Anderson Orthodontics, you can find a full range of treatments specifically designed for adults—leaving you with a dramatically different smile and healthier bite.
Orthodontic treatment is not only designed to improve the appearance of your smile but the health of your teeth and gums as well. By seeking orthodontic treatment as an adult, you can possibly avoid severe tooth decay, gum and bone loss, irregular wear of the tooth enamel and TMJ/TMD pain.
Since adults are usually more compliant in their orthodontic treatment, their results are often better.
Following the instructions provided by Dr. Clinebell and Dr. Anderson can enhance your results and shorten your treatment time!
At Clinebell & Anderson Orthodontics, we offer a wide variety of braces to meet each of our adult patients' individual needs and lifestyle goals.
From traditional braces to advanced technology, Dr. Clinebell and Dr. Anderson feel confident we can help you achieve and maintain the beautiful, healthy smile you’ve always dreamed about.
Don’t ever feel it’s too late to achieve the smile you have always wanted! Schedule your free consultation at our office in Decatur today.