Orthodontics for Adults
Did you know one in every five orthodontic patients is an adult? It is never too late to perfect your smile! Technology is improving, making orthodontic treatment an appealing and safe option for patients of all ages. More and more adults are finding that orthodontics can make a tremendous impact on their lives.
Adults have many choices available to them, from metal braces to clear brackets to Invisalign® – a popular choice among adults these days.
Materials for braces have advanced considerably over the years. Thanks to new techniques and appliances, discomfort levels, the number of visits, and treatment time can be significantly reduced. High-tech brackets are smaller and wires are clear, making them less noticeable. These cutting edge tools have streamlined the orthodontic process, making it easier and more time efficient.
Our Team Approach
Adult orthodontics often requires a team approach with other dental specialists. For patients who have experienced loss of gum tissue or bone around their teeth, periodontal treatment, either before, during or after braces, may be needed. During orthodontic treatment, regular dental checkups to monitor gums and teeth are extremely important. For patients with missing or worn teeth, the oral surgeon or periodontist may provide implants and the general dentist may bond or veneer teeth after successful orthodontic treatment. We will work with your dentist and/or other dental specialists to achieve an ideal result. We want to ensure that orthodontic treatment results in a healthier mouth, a more beautiful smile and a happier you!