Ortho For All Ages

  • Orthodontics for Children

    Although there is no exact age for children to begin orthodontic treatment, the American Association of Orthodontists recommends a visit to the orthodontist around age seven.

    By this age, most children have a mix of baby teeth and adult teeth, which makes it easier for us to diagnose and correct tooth and jaw problems sooner and without surgery.

    Early treatment enables Dr. Khan to:

    • Correct and guide the growth of your child’s jaw to help the permanent teeth come in straight
    • Regulate the width of the upper and lower arches
    • Create more space for crowded teeth
    • Avoid the need for permanent tooth extractions later in life
    • Correct thumb sucking and help improve minor speech problems

    For parents, it’s not always easy to know whether your child may need orthodontic treatment.

    Here are a few things to look for that may mean your son or daughter needs to see us

    • Early or late loss of baby teeth
    • A hard time chewing or biting food
    • Mouth breathing
    • Finger or thumb sucking
    • Crowded, misplaced, or blocked teeth
    • Jaws that pop or make sounds when opening and closing
    • Teeth that come together abnormally, or do not come together at all
    • Jaws and teeth that are not proportionate to the rest of the face
    • Crowded front teeth around age seven or eight

    Please contact our practice to schedule an appointment for an orthodontic evaluation. Early treatment now will give your little one a healthy, beautiful smile for the future.

  • Orthodontics for Teens

    Treatment Your Way!

    Our practice offers a variety of appliance types to choose from. Some common options include:

    • Ceramic braces
    • Invisalign
    • Lingual braces
    • Traditional metal braces

    Orthodontic braces are a big part of life for many people your age. Though they may have had a bad reputation in the past, today’s braces make it easy to look good and feel good! Please contact our practice to schedule your next orthodontic checkup.

    How long will I have to wear braces?

    The amount of time it takes to treat your smile with braces depends on three key factors:

    • Early treatment — Early treatment allows our office to monitor the growth of the jaw and recommend further orthodontic treatment if it becomes necessary. Not everybody receives early orthodontic treatment; in some cases it may be recommended that a patient wait to receive treatment.
    • What needs correction — The amount of treatment needed to correct a problem will determine how long the process takes. Different patients react to treatments differently. While it may take one patient only 12 months to complete treatment, it may take another 24 months. Treatment times can vary, depending on how quickly your body responds and how much work is needed to give you the show-stopping smile you desire.
    • YOU! — Your willingness to use the appliances Dr. Khan gives you plays a major role in the length of time it takes to complete your treatment. Always remember to take care of your braces and appliances; this truly will help make your treatment shorter!
  • Orthodontics for Adults

    Orthodontic treatment is no longer just for teens. In fact, the American Association of Orthodontists states that one in five orthodontic patients is over the age of 21.

    Many adults are choosing to receive treatment because they understand the importance of maintaining their health, and they want to feel better about their appearance. Adults everywhere are taking advantage of the opportunity to receive orthodontic care, and now you can too.

    Common reasons why adults consider orthodontic treatment

    • A bad bite or malocclusion, which causes teeth to fit together incorrectly
    • Teeth are crowded or spaced apart, possibly causing tooth decay or gum disease
    • Abnormal jaw pain, or pressure that is caused by crooked teeth
    • Desire for a healthier mouth and a more confident smile

    Treatment options for adults

    For many adults, the thought of having metal braces is enough to discourage them from receiving treatment. However, today’s orthodontic treatment options offer a variety of braces and appliances that are comfortable, aesthetic, and customized to meet your needs. Types of braces include:

    • Invisalign
    • Clear braces
    • Self-ligating braces
    • Lingual braces (behind the tooth)
    • Surgical Orthodontics
  • The difference between adult orthodontics and orthodontics for children and teens

    The main difference to remember when treating adults or children and teens is that in younger patients, the jawbones are still developing. For adults, these bones have stopped growing, which may mean the possibility of orthognathic surgery to align the jawbones. Other differences include:

    • Gum or bone loss (periodontal disease) — Adults are more likely than children to experience gum recession or even bone loss due to gingivitis or advanced periodontal disease. Patients with straighter teeth are less likely to get gum disease.
    • Worn or missing teeth — Over time, teeth can become worn down and shift into different positions that can only be corrected with orthodontic care. Missing teeth can cause other teeth to shift and tilt, creating a bad bite and increasing the possibility of gum disease.
    • Incomplete orthodontic treatment as a teen — Many adults received some orthodontic treatment as a child or teen, but never completed their treatment. As adults, they choose to complete their orthodontic treatment to achieve the healthy, beautiful smile they always wanted.

    Our practice also recognizes that adults and children have different needs, and require different levels of attention and care. We will work with you to ensure you receive the most appropriate treatments, and your needs are met with understanding and respect from us.

  • Why should you consider orthodontic treatment?

    • Straight teeth are healthy teeth — Teeth that are properly aligned are easier to keep clean with flossing and brushing, and may help prevent other health problems.
    • A beautiful, straight smile builds confidence — Orthodontic treatment can help boost your self-confidence, and give you a better quality of life and the freedom to smile without holding back!
    • Mouths left untreated can get worse — Not receiving orthodontic treatment when it’s needed can create long-term health issues that cost you more in the end.

    To learn more about the benefits of adult orthodontics, please contact our practice to schedule an appointment. We understand you have a busy schedule, and we will work with you to make sure each office visit is as convenient as possible.

“I have had such a great experience at Trumbull Orthodontics. The staff is wonderful and always greets you warmly. I have seen an amazing improvement in my smile. I am grateful that we chose Trumbull Orthodontics for my Invisalign!”

“Dr. Khan and her team did such an amazing job straightening my teeth. The staff is very nice. There are Lots of exciting decorations and contests in the office. I’m glad my mom found Dr. Khan and her staff because it really helped my confidence in life. When I was done I felt good smiling a lot and happy to show my teeth.”

“Right when you walk into their office you feel so welcomed by everyone. The people there were always smiling and making you feel at home. My experience at this office changed the way I think of the orthodontist and I wouldn't have done it any other way!!”

“Dr. Khan is the real bomb! The journey was worth it and I smile a lot more now! Smiles do come true here!”

“The staff at Trumbull Orthodontics is fantastic, fun and very professional. Wait times are minimal because they are very punctual. They offer flexible appointment times and are always willing to work with you to make it as convenient as possible. My results far exceed my expectations. I wouldn’t have gone anywhere else.”

“The best thing I like about Trumbull Orthodontics is the caring, detailed knowledge of Dr. Khan and her staff. Thanks to her, I smile more!”

“This is probably the most warm and welcoming place that will ever exist in the world. Everyone here is super helpful and willing to go the extra mile for the patient. I love it here so much that I make a 2-hour round trip drive to go to my appointments. “

“Dr. Khan and TEAMKHAN are fantastic! Always a great experience every time I go there! I love my SMILE! Thank you!!!”

“My smile gleams out whenever I’m at Trumbull Orthodontics. I’m so content with how much care and diligence Doctor Khan devotes towards my dental treatment. The staff is always friendly and welcoming. There is always a fun new creative activity in the office to look forward too. Moreover, I warmly thank Doctor Khan from the bottom of my heart for giving me a glamorous smile that I wear proudly!”

“Invisalign is worth it! I only trust the best provider in town! Dr. Khan and her team have exceptional work ethics. The environment is welcoming and at the same time FUN!”

“I’m much more confident with my smile now that my teeth are straight and nice. It’s easy for my mom to drop me off every appointment. It is conveniently located near our neighborhood. We are lucky!”

“I have enjoyed being a patient of Trumbull Orthodontics. The entire team is friendly and the office has a happy and relaxed atmosphere. Dr. Khan personally followed my progress at each visit and, thanks to her attentiveness, my teeth look great. Thank you, Dr. Khan and team.“

“I can't fully express how amazing my experience was at this office! Dr. Khan and all the ladies were so professional, friendly, and welcoming. It was definitely tough having braces while in college, but walking into the office and seeing everyone's positive attitudes and smiling faces made me realize the journey would be well worth it! I couldn't be happier with my beautiful teeth and I thank all of these wonderful women from the bottom of my heart!! I LOVE Trumbull Orthodontics!”

“Dr. Khan and all the staff at the practice are professional, attentive, and thorough. The practice is top notch in helping the patient achieve their goals. As an adult, I appreciated the fact that the office is not an over-the-top,'grand-tech playscape' for kids. I highly recommend Trumbull Orthodontics.”

“Dr. Khan and her team are nothing short of fantastic! My time at Trumbull Orthodontics has been amazing and I couldn't be more grateful!”

Vesna

Clinical Team Member / Inventory Coordinator / (Principal Photo Bomber)

I love being part of our patients’ journeys to beautiful, amazing smiles. Our team is awesome and we love having fun and making it a great time for our patients. Dr. Khan is so caring and energetic, which really makes it easy to come to the office every day.

Nicole

Treatment Coordinator

We are constantly surrounded by such positive energy here at Trumbull Orthodontics! I walk into our office every day with a smile on my face and leave at night with that same smile still there. We are so very blessed here to have such amazing, fun, excited, and enthusiastic patients and team members!

The ladies here are not just my team members, but my life friends. We all put in a hard days’ work but never forget to laugh, smile, and be kind and courteous to one another. Dr. Khan’s faith and confidence in me has sparked both in professional and personal growth, for which I am so very grateful.

Rowena

Clinical Team Member / Marketing Coordinator

I love my job. Creating beautiful smiles and making each and every patient happy is an amazing feeling! I love to see the transformation of our patients and their self-confidence. It does not feel like work when everybody is having fun. I’m really lucky to have an amazing team and a fantastic boss!

Valeria

Clinical Team Member / Invisalign® Coordinator

I love the connections that I make with our patients and parents throughout the treatment time. It’s amazing to work with people who truly love what they do. Our team is so incredibly supportive to each other. I love how I am challenged daily and constantly learning new skills. Dr. Khan provides great guidance and is always opening doors to new experiences.

Jenise

Scheduling Coordinator

I can’t imagine a job more rewarding than being a part of someone’s journey to a healthy, confident smile from start to finish! Our phenomenal team has such great energy. It’s never a day at “work” when you love what you do and who you’re doing it with!

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