At Hoskinson Orthodontics, our mission is simple: provide high-quality, convenient orthodontic treatment to patients of all ages throughout Scotia, Schenectady, and the surrounding areas. Our Scotia orthodontist, Dr. Richard J. Hoskinson, takes the time to work with patients individually and customize treatment to suit any lifestyle, while our team of highly-trained orthodontic specialists works to promote a welcoming, easy-going office environment. We treat patients at any age, but the most common age for orthodontic treatment is what you might expect: adolescence.
Adolescent orthodontic treatment is so common that braces have almost become a rite of passage for teens. While some people are lucky enough to be born with perfect teeth, the truth is that most of us will develop some form of orthodontic treatment – and for a number of reasons, adolescence presents an ideal window for treatment.
For starters, adolescence is the first time in a person’s life when all of the adult teeth have fully erupted. This allows us to make permanent changes to the alignment of the teeth, as these teeth will last the rest of your life. Furthermore, teenagers have a high metabolism and experience growth spurts. We can use this growth to speed up treatment, allowing us to achieve a better smile on a faster timeline. Lastly, there’s a social component: because braces are so common for teenagers, most teens don’t have reservations about the prospect of braces. In fact, some teenagers want braces just to fit in with their friends!
Metal braces are the most popular treatment we offer by far, but they’re no longer the only option. Thanks to advancements in orthodontic technology, we can offer a variety of orthodontic treatment options to our patients. Your Scotia orthodontist will work with you to help you choose the treatment that makes the most sense for your lifestyle, and depending on your orthodontic needs, you may be eligible for any one of the treatments we offer:
Getting orthodontic treatment during adolescence is one of the best ways to ensure a beautiful, healthy smile that lasts a lifetime, and if you’d like to start the process for yourself or your child, we’d be thrilled to help! Contact us today to learn more about treatment, or use our easy online form to schedule your consultation. We look forward to hearing from you, and we’re excited to help you achieve your dream smile!
This is a SPECIAL ALERT:
The NYS Dental Association has closely monitored all developments with the novel coronavirus (COVID-19).
As we are aware the COVID-19 situation in New York is one of the most serious in the nation. At this time it is highly recommended that dental offices only provide emergency care for our patients; and close for a minimum of 3 weeks. As a professional office we want to be responsible and slow the spread of COVID-19. We will follow this urgent recommendation- the office will be closed for patient care starting Wednesday 3/18/2020. As of now the office plans to tentatively reopen 4/13/2020. Dr. Hoskinson will be available to see emergency patients – a patient experiencing discomfort. The office will reach out to our patients and reschedule all appointments once we know an exact date for reopening.
This is an extremely fluid, unprecedented event in our country. We are being faced with many unknowns and personal challenges at this time.
Happy & Healthy Wishes to all,