Orthodontic treatment can be successful at any age. Adults especially appreciate the benefits of a beautiful smile. One of every five patients in orthodontic treatment is over twenty-one. Coordinating your evaluation with your general dentist and specialists is essential to provide you with the most appropriate and successful treatment.Orthodontic care for adults may take a little longer than teenagers, but with a commitment to excellent home care, routine professional dental care and retainer wear we can help you achieve your goals for optimal health and beauty.
More and more adults are seeking orthodontic care for many reasons. Straight teeth are easier to clean and maintain. This means adult gums will be healthier, reducing the chances of decay and early tooth loss. Teeth that do not line up properly can cause abnormal wear of tooth surfaces and excess stress on supporting bone and gum tissue. Bone loss can limit the amount of tooth movement and adult patients may require periodontal treatment before and during orthodontic care.
Many adults suffer from Temporomandibular disorders (TMD). These disorders can cause jaw clicking, headaches, facial pain. Proper tooth and jaw position can eliminate these problems. Adults often have issues with their teeth that may complicate treatment or make it fifficult to get an ideal result. Jaw surgery is occasionaly required for adult orthodontic patients because their jaws have stopped growing.
Orthodontic care for adults may take a little longer than teenagers, but with a commitment to excellent home care, routine professional dental care and retainer wear, we can help you achieve your goals for optimal health and beauty.
Orthodontic treatment is one of the best investments you can make in your appearance, chewing function and speech, as well as your dental and overall health.
Benefits of Orthodontic Care for Adults:
- A beautiful smile]
- Improves shape face and profile
- Straight teeth
- Freedom from jaw joint pain (TMJ)
- Improves chewing, digestion and speech
- Improves cleanability of teeth to avoid decay and gum disease
- Establishes a healthy foundation for replacement of missing teeth or other restorative dental care
Through advances in orthodontic technology, today's braces are more comfortable to wear. You can now choose from traditional braces, clear braces, and invisalign "invisable braces". Invisalign is the most popular for our adult patients. With so many choices and easier methods of keeping your braces clean, orthodontic care fits into any work, social, or sport lifestyle.