You never get a second chance to make a first impression and nothing makes you feel more bold and positive than a great smile!
Our orthodontic specialists at Dental Health Associates are proud to help achieve the smile of your dreams. Our practice provides quality, caring orthodontic treatment for children, adolescents, and adults. While we provide top care to the patients of our general dentists at Dental Health Associates, we also serve many patients whose family dentists are located in and around the Madison area. A referral from your dentist is not necessary to be seen in our offices.
Orthodontic evaluations may occur as young as age 6 or 7. Many developing orthodontic issues can be intercepted and minimized or even prevented simply through early detection. It is never too early for a FREE screening evaluation. Your initial evaluation and any follow-up evaluations are at no cost to you. We look forward to our first meeting with you!
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What is orthodontics?
Orthodontics is the branch of dentistry that specializes in the diagnosis, prevention and treatment of dental and facial irregularities. Braces and other appliances are used to make these corrections by guiding teeth and bones.
What is the right age for orthodontic treatment?
Early examination by one of our orthodontic specialists allows us to discover when your child's teeth should be treated for maximum improvement. Certain early treatment techniques provide significant benefits for patients as young as seven to ten years old. Treatment during these growth stages can achieve results not possible once jaw structures have finished growing.
However, not every child needs early treatment. Full orthodontic treatment is generally started when most of the permanent teeth are in place around ages eleven to thirteen. The best time to start treatment will be discussed with you at your initial FREE examination. When orthodontics is started at the right time, we can achieve the best results.
What about adult orthodontics?
Adults account for nearly 20% of our orthodontic patients. Advanced technology, including more gentle wires, and clear, less visible braces, have allowed many more adults to enjoy the health and appearance of a comfortable bite and a beautiful smile. Orthodontic treatment can be successful at any age.
What specialized orthodontics procedures are available?
Dr. Allen specializes in the NAM Appliances for babies with cleft palates. Learn more about the NAM Appliance here.
Will my insurance cover the cost of orthodontics?
To schedule an appointment, please call the offices or fill out our online appointment request form.