Get a Beautiful Smile at Any Age

At Hoagburg Orthodontics, there’s no age limit on perfecting your smile. Father-son duo Dr. Steve and Dr. Brian Hoagburg believe in the value of family, so we serve children, teens, and adults in Fort Wayne, Auburn, and the surrounding communities.

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Fort Wayne & Auburn | Braces & Clear Aligners

You can choose from the latest orthodontic appliances for your family’s smiles, including:

  • Clear aligners
  • Clear braces
  • Metal braces
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Orthodontics for Children

Going to the orthodontist can feel intimidating for children, so Dr. Steve, Dr. Brian, and their team strive to make the experience enjoyable from start to finish.

So, when should your child have their first orthodontic check-up? The American Association of Orthodontists and Hoagburg Orthodontics recommend that your child get their first orthodontic evaluation at the first sign of orthodontic problems or age seven.

Why Is Early Orthodontics Important?

By age seven, your child’s teeth and jaw are developed enough for Dr. Steve and Dr. Brian to detect potential problems and determine the best course of action for a lifetime of healthy smiles.

Your child’s check-up at Hoagburg Orthodontics may reveal that their bite is fine and they won’t need further treatment right away. If Dr. Steve or Dr. Brian do spot any problems, there are a few potential outcomes:

  • Monitoring developing issues as your child grows to determine if they need treatment later
  • Starting early treatment (also known as Phase 1) to prevent issues from worsening and make later braces treatment quicker and less complicated

Getting a head start on your child’s orthodontic care can help Dr. Steve and Dr. Brian get the best results for their smile as they continue to grow.

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Orthodontics for Teens

The most common time for orthodontics for teens in Fort Wayne and Auburn is between 12 and 16 because most permanent teeth will be in place. Your teen’s smile is also developed enough for your doctors to recognize issues with spacing, crowding, bite, and alignment.

Untreated dental problems can cause more than cosmetic issues—they can also impact your teen’s oral and overall health. Misaligned teeth are harder to clean, so teeth are more prone to cavities and decay.

Orthodontic treatment with Hoagburg Orthodontics during the teen years can give your teen the opportunity to get the best results for their smile! Braces are most effective during this time because, although they have all their permanent teeth, the jaw and bones are still developing.

Signs Your Teen Needs Orthodontics

The best way to tell if your child needs orthodontic treatment is to schedule a free consultation with Dr. Steve or Dr. Brian Hoagburg.

If you notice any of the following issues, they could be signs your teen may benefit from orthodontics:

  • Early, late, or irregular loss of their baby teeth
  • Jaws and teeth that are out of proportion to the rest of the face
  • Difficulty with chewing or biting
  • Protruding teeth
  • Frequent biting of the cheek or the inside of the mouth
  • Teeth that meet abnormally or not at all
  • Crowding or extra spacing between teeth
  • Jaws that shift or make sounds
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Orthodontics for Adults

You’re never too old to love your smile, so we offer orthodontic treatment for adults in our Fort Wayne and Auburn offices.

Why Do Adults Need Orthodontic Treatment?

Believe it or not, your teeth don’t stop moving after the teen years, and teeth that were aligned in youth can shift later in life. This can lead to jaw pain, trouble brushing, or a smile you’re unhappy with.

If you leave misaligned teeth untreated, you may develop other dental problems, such as tooth decay and gum disease. You may also notice abnormal wear on the surface of your teeth or that it’s difficult to chew normally.

Dr. Steve and Dr. Brian Hoagburg can address these issues through orthodontic treatment, giving you a healthy smile you’ll show off confidently.

Why Should You Consider Orthodontic Treatment?

A Straight Smile Builds
Confidence & Self-Esteem

It’s easier to clean teeth when they’re properly aligned, which helps prevent oral issues that can negatively impact your overall health.

Straight Teeth Are Healthy

It’s easier to clean teeth when they’re properly aligned, which helps prevent oral issues that can negatively impact your overall health.

Untreated Oral Issues Will Get Worse

If you refuse or delay orthodontic treatment when Dr. Steve or Dr. Brian recommends it, you may run into long-term health issues that may cost you more.

At Hoagburg Orthodontics, our team understands that teens, kids, and adults have different dental needs, so we give each age group personal care.

We’ll work diligently for you to make sure you receive the most appropriate treatment at our Fort Wayne and Auburn offices.

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Start With a Free Consultation

Start your journey towards a healthy new smile today and schedule your free consultation with our expert and friendly orthodontists, Dr. Steve and Dr. Brian Hoagburg.

Come to Hoagburg Orthodontics, and we’ll talk about your options and develop an orthodontic treatment plan designed just for your needs and smile goals.