What Is Comprehensive Orthodontics?
Comprehensive orthodontics refers to treatment for children and adolescents who have all of their permanent teeth. At this stage, all existing orthodontic problems will be addressed and treated. This differs from the goals of interceptive orthodontics, at which time only specific, big-picture problems are addressed. Most children and adolescents who are ready for comprehensive orthodontics are treated with traditional braces on all of their permanent teeth. Every child’s needs are unique, but the average treatment time for traditional braces is 18-24 months.
We’re Here for You Every Step of the Way
At Carousel, we know that getting braces is a big decision, so we do everything we can to make the process as easy as possible for you and your child.
Orthodontic treatment is also an investment in time and money, and we want your child to get the greatest benefit from treatment. Patient education is an essential element of the orthodontic care we provide at Carousel, from oral hygiene counseling to elastic wear instruction, and finally retainer care and maintenance.
Our routine preventive dental visits are the perfect time to share whatever orthodontic concerns you may have about your child's teeth!