Orthodontics for Adults
Everyone wants a beautiful smile! Don’t let age stop you from having the straight teeth you’ve always dreamed of. Teeth can be straightened at any age, and treatment is now easier and less visible than ever!
The biological process involved in tooth movement is the same for both children and adults alike. In fact, one in every four of our patients is over the age of 18.
Many adults seeking orthodontic treatment wonder how long it will take. Today’s modern technology and methods result in treatment that is easier and quicker than ever. We will discuss the options available, as well as the best approach for your specific needs.
Typical adult problems include crooked teeth and bad bites. These can contribute to tooth decay, abnormal wear of the teeth, gum and bone loss, tooth loss, headaches and TMJ (jaw) pain. Malocclusion is a term used by orthodontists to refer to a bad bite, when the jaw can’t fit together properly due to tooth or jaw misalignment. Our goal is to achieve the correct functional occlusion (good bite) for each patient. And today, patients have a wide range of choices.
Often, it is our adult patients who are most appreciative of the many benefits or orthodontic treatment, after having lived for years with abnormal bites and less-than-ideal smiles.
We understand that adult treatment requires special consideration and experience. To address adult needs, we offer:
• Invisalign aligners – for virtually invisible orthodontic treatment
• Aesthetic clear braces in addition to metal braces
• Retainer treatment for minor tooth movement or relapse
• Braces on upper or lower teeth only–for limited treatment goals
• Early morning and lunch-hour appointments to fit your busy schedule
• Two convenient locations