Orthodontic treatment is a specialized field of dentistry that involves the correction of malocclusions or improper bites. It is a common misconception that orthodontic treatment is only for children or teenagers. In fact, people of any age can benefit from orthodontic treatment to improve their oral health and appearance.

There are several orthodontic treatment options available, including early treatment, traditional braces, and Invisalign. Let’s take a closer look at each of these options:

Early Treatment

Early orthodontic treatment is recommended for children between the ages of 7 and 11, while their teeth are still growing and developing. The goal of early treatment is to correct any problems that may lead to more severe dental issues later on. Early treatment can also reduce the need for more extensive treatment in the future.

Traditional Braces

Traditional braces are the most common and well-known orthodontic treatment option. They consist of metal brackets and wires that are attached to the teeth and adjusted regularly to move the teeth into their proper positions. Traditional braces are effective for correcting a wide range of orthodontic issues, including overcrowding, crooked teeth, and bite problems.


Invisalign is a newer orthodontic treatment option that uses clear, removable aligners to straighten teeth. Invisalign aligners are custom-made to fit over the teeth and apply gentle pressure to move them into their correct positions. Invisalign is a popular choice for adults who want to straighten their teeth without the noticeable appearance of traditional braces.

It’s essential to consult with a SmileFit orthodontist to determine which treatment option is best for you based on your individual needs and preferences. Regardless of which option you choose, orthodontic treatment can improve your oral health, enhance your appearance, and boost your confidence.