Treatment for All Ages

An Inclusive, Caring Orthodontic Experience

At Montvale Orthodontics, we offer a truly best in class treatment regardless of age. No matter how many years of experience you have, a stunning smile can radiate a positive outlook on life and build confidence. Whether that means you are bringing your child in for an early evaluation or want to have a smile makeover as adult; At Montvale Orthodontics, we're committed to treat patients of all ages to a great and inclusive smile experience!

Orthodontics for Children

Children (Phase I and Phase II Treatment)

Phase I Treatment

The American Association of Orthodontics recommends that ALL children come an initial consultation around the age of 7. For the vast majority of our young patients, this initial consultation in just a check in to ensure that the patient's jaw growth and development is on the right track. In most cases, Dr. Oh and the Montvale team will tell you everything is looking good and we recommend you come back in every 6-12 months for follow up visits until your son or daughter is ready for comprehensive treatment.

In some cases, there are clinical conditions that would lead our Orthodontist, Dr. Oh, to recommend Phase I treatment. The idea behind phase I treatment is that if we can treat an abnormality while the child is still in development, we will have a greater ability to improve and lead the growth to possibly reduce and prevent the irregular growth. This could ultimately lead to reducing the need for future jaw surgery (in select cases) and the development of facial asymmetry.

With cleanliness standards of the utmost importance these days, we offer private rooms with doors for our patients to ensure top quality comfort and safety. We go above and beyond all recommended safety precautions.

Phase II Orthodontic Treatment

Phase II is what most people think of when they consider treatment for their child.

Phase Two of orthodontic treatment usually begins when most or all of permanent teeth are in. The goal of Phase Two treatment is to make sure teeth are in their proper places for good function, a healthy bite and a pleasing appearance.

Orthodontics for Teens

Braces or Invisalign for Teens

The teen years are the most common time to get orthodontic treatment. In most cases treatment starts after permanent dentition comes in, normally between the ages of 12 and 16.

There are many benefits to orthodontic treatment other than the obvious aesthetically pleasing straight smile. These include your teeth being less prone to trauma like chipping plus wear and tear, and improving chewing and digestion of food. It can also reduce the chance of developing bone loss, decay, and even tooth loss through limiting the oportunity of gum disease developing.

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What Issues To Watch Out For

Untreated dental problems can have a lasting impact on a teen’s oral and overall health. If you notice any of the following issues, contact us for a free consultation, as they could be signs your teen may benefit from orthodontic treatment.

-Irregular loss of their baby teeth, either early or late
-Difficulty with chewing or biting
-Crowding or extra spacing between teeth
-Jaws that shift or make sounds
-Frequent biting of the cheek/inside of the mouth
-Teeth that do not meet or intersect normally
-Jaws and/or teeth that are not in proportion to the rest of the face

Orthodontics for Adults

Straight Teeth Are Healthy Teeth

It is never too late to consider orthodontic treatment. In fact, adult treatment is the single fastest growing patient segment in orthodontics. With the advances in technology and treatment options, adults can now have a 'smile makeover' discreetly and efficiently. It can not only improve self-confidence, but also has longer term health benefits.

Improve Self-Esteem

Successfully completed orthodontic treatment can help improve self esteem and self-confidence. It can potentially give you a better quality of life and let you show off your new smile like never before.

Improve Your Oral Health

Delaying orthodontic treatment can impact your long-term health when it is needed and could actually end up costing you more than the treatment itself.

Leaving misaligned teeth untreated may lead to other dental problems such as tooth decay and gum disease,

Phase 2 Orthodontics​

Why is Orthodontic Treatment Important for Adults?

  • Can help prevent or improve periodontal problems
  • Can help prevent or reduce further bone loss around teeth
  • Improves the ability of the dentist to restore missing teeth
  • Improves aesthetics for a better smile and facial appearance
  • Improves the function of teeth
  • Improves self-confidence and self-esteem
  • Improves oral health

Improve Self-Esteem

Successfully completed orthodontic treatment can help improve self esteem and self-confidence. It can potentially give you a better quality of life and let you show off your new smile like never before.

Improve Your Oral Health

Delaying orthodontic treatment can impact your long-term health when it is needed and could actually end up costing you more than the treatment itself.

Leaving misaligned teeth untreated may lead to other dental problems such as tooth decay and gum disease,

Phase 2 Orthodontics​

Why is Orthodontic Treatment Important for Adults?

  • Can help prevent or improve periodontal problems
  • Can help prevent or reduce further bone loss around teeth
  • Improves the ability of the dentist to restore missing teeth
  • Improves aesthetics for a better smile and facial appearance
  • Improves the function of teeth
  • Improves self-confidence and self-esteem
  • Improves oral health

Adult Treatment at Montvale Orthodontics FAQ

Is orthodontic treatment effective for adults?

Of course! Teeth that are healthy can be moved at any age. Many oral and orthodontic issues can be corrected just as easily for adults as for anyone else. Orthodontic forces move teeth in the same way for anyone.

I’m missing some teeth. Can orthodontic treatment improve my bite?

Treatment at Montvale Orthodontics can create, hold space, or even replace missing teeth. We will work with your dentist or specialist to provide a comprehensive treatment plan and an optimum result.

Why select an orthodontist?

Orthodontists, like Dr. Oh, are dental specialists who diagnose, prevent and treat dental and facial irregularities. We received an additional three full years of specialized education in addition to dental school to learn the proper way to align and straighten teeth. Only dental specialists with this formal orthodontic education may call themselves “orthodontists,” and only orthodontists can be members of the American Association of Orthodontists (AAO).

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