Adults often question if they are candidates for orthodontic treatment and for most people it is never too late to be your best. Today, adults make up about one in every five orthodontic patients.In our clinic more than 150 parents and children are getting braces together.
Healthy teeth can be moved at any age. Many orthodontic problems can be corrected as easily for adults as for children. Orthodontic forces move teeth in the same way for both adults and children.Orthodontic treatment can help correct crowded teeth or spaces that you have been self-conscious about for years. It can give you the confidence and pride that comes with straight teeth and a great smile.
Orthodontics in adults can help in maintaining dental health.Untreated misaligned teeth can lead to other dental problems including abnormal wear of the surfaces of the teeth and difficulty in chewing. Advances in orthodontics have made treatment more comfortable than ever with improved outcomes for people of all ages.
Many options are available today to minimize the appearance of braces. Appliances today are smaller and sleeker and some are almost invisible. Invisalign , ceramic brackets and lingual orthodontics are the new orthodontic treatment systems offered by our office. In this-completely clear braces system arch-wires and brackets are clear and work in the same way as traditional metal braces.
Frequently Asked Questions:
Is orthodontic treatment for adults as effective as it is for children?
How does orthodontic treatment for adults differ from children?
My dentist said I need to have some missing teeth replaced, but should have orthodontic treatment first. Why?
Why would orthodontic treatment benefit me now if I’ve had crooked teeth for years?