For All Ages

Orthodontics for All Ages in Eugene, OR

Paventy & Brown specializes in offering a complete range of orthodontic services including children’s orthodontics and adult braces (including Invisalign®). There are many options when it comes to straightening your teeth – and our team would love to find the right option for you or your child.

Our experienced, trusted orthodontists are passionate about creating a relaxing environment for all patients – even the most anxious ones. We are committed to making your experience with orthodontics in Eugene, OR, a positive and enjoyable one

Orthodontics for


By age 7, children will have most likely lost at least one tooth. This is usually the time that most dentists will recommend an orthodontic consult. In some cases, a dentist may have already started your child with Phase I Orthodontics by extracting teeth to make space for others.

The earlier your child sees an orthodontist the better.

Benefits of Early Orthodontic Intervention:

  • Corrects and guides the growth of your child’s jaw to help the permanent teeth come in straight
  • Regulates the width of the upper and lower arches
  • Creates more space for crowded teeth
  • Avoids the need for permanent tooth extractions later in life
  • Corrects thumb sucking and helps improve minor speech problems

Establishing good dental health for your child as early as possible and scheduling regular dental appointments every 6 months will help them have better success if orthodontic intervention is needed. Schedule an appointment today!

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Orthodontics for


Teens have more options than ever when it comes to braces! Whether they are starting at a younger age (early intervention) or coming to our team in their late teens – we can get them braces that make them feel comfortable and confident!

We also proudly offer Invisalign for teens! For older teenagers who want to feel confident while straightening their teeth, we can talk about this amazing clear alignment system.

Schedule an initial consult with our awesome orthodontics at Paventy & Brown to discuss the many options for braces for your teen.

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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. Braces aren’t just for kids! Plus, we offer Invisalign treatment, for a more discreet treatment option.

For patients suffering from conditions such as TMJ or Sleep Apnea- we can work with you and specialists to give you relief!

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

Common Orthodontic Questions

Of course – you may have many questions when it comes to braces and orthodontic treatment. We would love to answer these questions during your orthodontic consult, but here are some Frequently Asked Questions and Answers!

Does my child need braces?

For parents, it’s not always easy to know if their child may need orthodontic treatment. Only a dentist and ortho can determine what your child will need depending on their routine dental exams, dental history, and how their teeth are spaced. In general, here are some signs that it may be time for a dental or orthodontic consult:

  • 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

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 orthodontists 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 patient 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 expect.
  • YOU! — Your willingness to use the appliances your orthodontist 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!

What types of braces are offered?

Our practice offers a variety of braces, types, and styles, to choose from. Some common options include:

  • Ceramic braces
  • Invisible braces
  • Lingual braces
  • Traditional metal braces

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, giving 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 costing you more in the end.

Are children’s orthodontics and braces for adults different?

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

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 an adult, they choose to complete their orthodontic treatment to achieve the healthy, beautiful smile they always wanted.

Why do adults get braces?

  • A bad bite or malocclusion, causing 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

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