Orthodontic Treatment

Glenview, IL Orthodontist

Our team will create individualized treatment plans that will help you achieve and maintain beautiful, healthy and straight smiles.

Early Orthodontic Treatment

Orthodontic treatment can be successful in young children, teens and adults. However, in some instances, it may be beneficial to receive orthodontic treatment at an early age.

Early orthodontic treatment can help reduce the chances of needing more complicated surgical treatment later. The American Association of Orthodontists recommends that children should have an orthodontic evaluation no later than 7 years old.

At age 7, your child’s first permanent molars and incisors will have erupted, which will allow us to properly detect irregular growth patterns. When the jaw is still forming, it is more malleable, making early orthodontics an effective solution for many. Treatment for problems, such as a crossbite or overbite, may require more advanced and more costly correction if approached later.

Even if orthodontic treatment is not immediately necessary at this early age, an orthodontic evaluation will allow our orthodontist to monitor and guide the growth of the jaw and teeth. This will allow us to identify the best time for treating your child.

Early orthodontic treatment will:

  • prevent overcrowding by creating room for teeth that have not erupted.
  • create facial symmetry by guiding jaw growth.
  • reduce the need for teeth removal.
  • reduce treatment time with braces.

Contact our Glenview orthodontist to schedule a consultation and evaluation.

Teen Orthodontic Treatment

Today’s orthodontic treatment offers a wide variety of options for braces for teenagers, including styles, colors, and materials, making braces more stylish and comfortable than before.

There are many benefits for seeking orthodontic treatment during the teenage years. Starting orthodontic treatment as a teenager allows your orthodontists to detect common problems, treat bite problems, and improve dental health early on reducing the risk of complicated surgery later on in life. Because teens are rapidly growing, the jaw is more malleable which helps the orthodontic treatment move teeth and correct alignment or improper bites.

Wearing braces is a rite of passage for many teenagers. For most teens, this is a time where many of their friends are also undergoing orthodontic treatment. This helps teens feel at ease wearing braces.

A straight smile does more than boost your child’s confidence, and it allows your child to maintain optimal dental health.

Contact our Glenview orthodontist to schedule a consultation and evaluation.

Adult Orthodontic Treatment

Today, more adults are opting for orthodontic treatment. According to the American Association of Orthodontists, one in five orthodontic patients is over the age of 18. Braces aren’t just for kids anymore.

Orthodontic treatment can correct crooked teeth, overcrowding, spaces, or an uneven but to give you the confidence and pride that comes with straight teeth and a great smile. Many adults are also seeking orthodontic treatment to improve their dental health. Untreated misaligned teeth may lead to other dental problems including abnormal wearing of too surfaces and difficulty in chewing. Whatever your reason for seeking orthodontic treatment is, Thometz & Uhland Orthodontics can help you.

Today’s orthodontic treatment offers a variety of braces and appliance that are more comfortable and efficient. Advances in orthodontic treatment have created appliances that are smaller and sleeker, with many options to minimize the appearance of braces and best fit your needs.

It is never too late to get the smile you’ve always wanted. Our doctors can help you create a beautiful, healthy, and straight smile.

Contact our Glenview orthodontist to schedule a consultation and evaluation.