When most people think about orthodontics, they think about an awkward rite of passage for teenagers. But the truth is that orthodontic treatments are suitable for people of all ages. To find out more, contact our dentist, Dr. Asad Ahsan at Vital Dental to discover how you can benefit orthodontics in McKinney, Texas.

To have a truly healthy smile, your teeth need to be properly aligned. If they are not, they can strike one another at odd angles and damage one another. A poorly aligned bite can affect your ability to speak and eat and can have a negative impact on your self-esteem. What’s more, it can increase the chances for problems such as tooth decay and gum disease. For younger children, the problem can create developmental issues. Orthodontics improves the alignment of the teeth and the jaw for better dental and overall health, and can correct problems such as misaligned, gapped, or crowded teeth. It is recommended that children have an orthodontic screening by the age of seven in order to assess any present or future orthodontic needs. But, any time in your life is a great time to improve your oral health and your appearance through the use of orthodontic treatments! Children, teenagers, adults and even seniors are all enjoying the benefits of improved smiles!