At Hoybjerg Family Orthodontics, we believe everyone deserves a smile they’re proud to show off, and that is why we specialize in orthodontics for kids, teens, and adults. As a leading orthodontist, we have offices in Placerville, Roseville, Sacramento, Modesto, and El Dorado Hills so that you can choose the most convenient location. We offer comprehensive orthodontic treatment, including traditional metal braces and alternatives like Invisalign. When you have orthodontic treatment at Hoybjerg Family Orthodontics, we develop a personalized treatment plan based on your smile goals, your specific orthodontic issues, your unique lifestyle, and your budget. Orthodontic treatment and the process can be different for kids, teens, and adults, and that is why we customize our plans for all ages.

When it comes to kids and braces, there are a variety of responses. Some are excited to get their braces while others are worried about what people will say about the new metal in their mouth. Some children are concerned that the braces will hurt, while others are focused on what they can and can’t eat. And some children feel ashamed that they have crooked teeth.

No matter what your child is thinking or feeling about getting orthodontic treatment, it’s important to address their concerns. Please reassure your child that no one needs to be ashamed if they need to wear braces – in fact, very few children have perfectly straight smiles. The American Association of Orthodontists says that 75% of all Americans suffer from some degree of orthodontic issues. Explain to your child that we simply want to help him or her smile with confidence.

Whether you visit our Sacramento office or our El Dorado Hills office, all orthodontists at Hoybjerg Family Orthodontics are experienced at easing the fears and concerns of children as you consider the prospect of braces.

The first step in determining the best course of orthodontic treatment for your child is an initial consultation to identify the individual needs of your child. During the consultation, your Roseville orthodontist will work with your child to diagnose any orthodontic conditions they may have and recommend the best treatment option. For early orthodontics, braces are the most common treatment to deal with misalignment problems, but there are many other options. In addition to traditional braces, your orthodontist may recommend headgear, Herbst appliances, or palatal expanders.

Even within the braces umbrella, there are still several different types of braces we may recommend. In addition to traditional braces that are made of metal, there are ceramic braces which are made to match the color of your child’s teeth. Invisalign is a popular option that uses clear plastic trays to slowly adjust your child’s teeth in a similar way to braces. No matter your child’s specific orthodontic condition, our orthodontists will work with you to determine the best option for your child and create a treatment plan to help them achieve a new smile.

The teenage years are the most common time for orthodontic treatment, and for good reason; adolescence presents a unique window for us to shape the adult smile while still taking advantage of your teen’s growth spurts. Even so, few teens are excited to hear the words, “You need braces!” from their Modesto orthodontist. But don’t worry, braces aren’t as bad as they may sound!

While many teens dread the thought of wearing braces, today’s braces are easier, more comfortable, and even more stylish than they were in the past. In fact, our orthodontists can offer braces in a variety of styles, materials, and colors. We even have braces no one will notice!

The length of time you will have to wear braces depends on three key factors:

  • Early treatment — Early treatment lets us monitor the growth of the jaw and recommend further treatment if necessary. Not everyone needs early treatment, but in many cases, it can make later treatment easier, so whether or not you’ve already had early treatment will affect the length of your adolescent orthodontic treatment.
  • What needs correction — The amount of treatment required to correct a problem will determine how long the process takes. Treatment times can vary depending on how quickly your body responds and how much work is needed to give you a show-stopping smile.
  • YOU! — A lot of the treatment depends on you! The amount of time it takes to achieve success can be influenced by how diligent you are in following your orthodontist’s instructions.

From Roseville to Placerville, our practice offers various types and styles of braces, to choose from:

  • Ceramic braces
  • Invisalign
  • Traditional metal braces
  • And more!

Orthodontic braces are a big part of life for many teens. While braces may have had a bad reputation in the past, today’s braces make it easy to look good and feel good, and we all know the smile you will end up with for the rest of your life is well worth it!

Adolescence may be the most common time for braces, but nowadays, braces are no longer just for kids! While there was a day that no adult would be seen with a mouthful of metal braces, the day has come that many adults are choosing to brighten up their smile with orthodontic treatments. There are different treatment options available that are barely noticeable, but even metal braces on adults are accepted in a way they weren’t just ten years ago.

While the average length of a treatment plan for an adult may be slightly longer than for children, our orthodontists can drastically shift the orthodontic alignment of adults. Most adults who choose braces will need to wear them for 12-24 months. Of course, they will also need to wear a retainer at the end of the orthodontic treatment to maintain the beautiful new smile.

Adults can certainly choose metal braces, but there are clear braces that are barely visible. This eliminates the concern of aesthetic distractions and embarrassment. Also, many of our adult patients opt for Invisalign aligners. This treatment removes the metal brackets and wires of braces entirely, instead offering an orthodontic treatment option that’s virtually invisible. Invisalign costs slightly more than braces but offers a host of attractive advantages such as:

  • Comfortable – no metal wires and brackets are poking the inside of your mouth.
  • Convenient – they are easily removable for daily oral hygiene.
  • No food restrictions – eat what you want since they can be removed for eating and drinking.
  • Fewer Dental Appointment – you won’t have to visit us as often since there are no metal wires to adjust and tighten.
  • Invisible – they are barely noticeable because they are made of clear plastic.

Schedule a Consultation with Hoybjerg Family Orthodontics Today!

Orthodontic treatment is for everyone — children, teens, and adults alike. If you’re ready to take a step towards a new smile of your own, we’d love to help! The doctors and our team are excited to help you achieve your dream smile! Start on the path towards a new smile by contacting the office that is most convenient for you: Sacramento, Placerville, Modesto, El Dorado Hills, or Roseville. Or you can complete our easy online form to request a consultation at one of our offices.