Do you or your child have tooth misalignment issues that need to be corrected?
If you are considering orthodontic treatment, it’s wise to choose a specialist like Dr. Jesus Martinez. After dental school, he spent an additional three years studying orthodontics and dentofacial orthopedics at Columbia University in New York. This experience gives Dr. Martinez all the qualifications needed to provide the highest standard of comprehensive orthodontic care for your family.
Getting Ready for Braces
According to the American Association of Orthodontists, children should be monitored for Phase 1 orthodontic treatment around age seven. Before getting braces, some children need additional procedures to make room in their mouth for all permanent teeth to erupt properly.
During the evaluation, Dr. Martinez performs a comprehensive exam to see if early treatment may be necessary. Whatever your child’s needs, you can be confident that Dr. Martinez will guide you through the entire process from early treatment until all permanent teeth emerge correctly.
Phase 2 treatment involves using braces to position teeth to maximize appearance and function. Average treatment times are about 24 months, and one of the benefits of Phase 1 is that often children who receive early treatment spend less time in braces.
Comprehensive Orthodontic Treatment
Dr. Martinez training and experience allows him to provide comprehensive orthodontic treatment for patients of all ages. There are other shorter-term treatments available that address cosmetic issues, but Dr. Martinez recommends traditional bracket and wire braces because they are highly efficient for addressing complex issues. In some cases, traditional braces can close gaps and align teeth faster than treatment with clear aligners.
If you or your child are concerned about your appearance during treatment, you should know that modern braces can be customized so they are less apparent. Tooth-colored brackets and wires blend in with the shade of your teeth as opposed to metal braces. Children can customize their own braces by choosing bands in a variety of colors.
ClearCorrect Invisible Braces
If you have mild to moderate tooth misalignment, Dr. Martinez will be happy to talk to you about ClearCorrect aligners. This short-term treatment is a good option for adults who want to improve the esthetics of their smile or whose teeth relapsed after previous orthodontic treatment.
Ready to Learn More about Us?
If you are looking for an orthodontist in Miami who can provide the comprehensive services you and your family need, please call Martinez Orthodontics. We would love the opportunity to meet with you, evaluate your needs, and help you get started with treatment that will improve the appearance of your smile and protect your oral health.