FAQs | ART Orthodontics
Dr Shiva Khatami | Davie Fl​

There are many reasons orthodontic treatment might be indicated. Usually it begins with a desire to align your teeth and make your smile more beautiful. At your initial consultation, Dr. Khatami will evaluate your bite and position of your teeth. Treatment is recommended when the bite is malaligned and doesn’t allow the teeth to come together in a position that is healthy for the teeth, gums, and bones around the teeth. If there is previous bite related damage to teeth or jaw joints which creates difficulty with chewing or pain, then treatment is certainly warranted.

The American Association of Orthodontists recommends every child have an orthodontic screening at age 7. In most cases, orthodontic treatment is not necessary until all the permanent teeth have erupted in the mouth (around age 12), however, there are some instances when early treatment is recommended.

It’s never too late to get the smile you’ve always desired and deserved. There is no better time than now!

The space available for your front teeth does not increase as you grow. In most people, after the permanent molars erupt, the space available for the front teeth decreases and with age, the crowding gets worse.