More adults than ever are choosing to improve the health and appearance of their smiles with orthodontic treatments.
People have different reasons for seeking orthodontic treatment as an adult. Some never had the opportunity to get orthodontic treatment as children and want to remedy a problem that has troubled them their entire life. Others weren’t as compliant with their retainer use following childhood orthodontic treatment as they could have been and want to fix the “drift” that has likely occurred. Others have had teeth shift because of other dental issues (such as one or more missing teeth) and are seeking orthodontic treatment as part of an overall smile makeover plan.
Whatever your reason, we are happy to be a part of your dental team, and we look forward to helping you have the smile that you’ve always wanted.
Options in Adult Orthodontics
As an adult, you have many more options when it comes to orthodontics than you might suspect. Traditional bracket-and-wire braces are always an option, and in some cases, they might be the most appropriate treatment, especially if we need to treat bite issues.
But you might also be a candidate for treatments like:
• Ceramic braces, which blend in beautifully with your own enamel for less visibility
• Lingual braces, which are placed behind your teeth where nobody can see them
• Invisalign, which uses clear plastic aligners to adjust the positioning of your teeth
• Empower braces, which are self-ligating and eliminate the need for bands
At your complimentary consultation, we’ll discuss your goals and your needs and see which options will best fit into your lifestyle.
Do I Need Orthodontics?
While many adults come to us for treatment because they are unhappy with the appearance of their smile, the truth is that crooked teeth and a misaligned bite can actually impact the health of your teeth and gums, as well.
For example, straight teeth are an essential part of a healthy smile because crowding and other tooth alignment issues can make it difficult for you to brush and floss your teeth properly. This can lead to an increased risk of cavities and periodontal disease (and periodontal disease is the leading cause of tooth loss in American adults).
Additionally, bite misalignments (like overbite, underbite, and crossbite) affect the way your teeth come together and can lead to problems like clenching and grinding (bruxism), jaw pain, migraines, and inflammation of the temporomandibular joint (the joint where your lower jaw and your skull meet, just beneath your ear).
Ready to Schedule Your Consultation
What do you have to lose? Contact our office to schedule your complimentary consultation and see how we can transform your smile with adult orthodontics. We look forward to meeting you and discussing the future of your smile!