Orthodontics for Adults
The American Association of Orthodontists states that one in five orthodontic patients is over the age of 21. Adults are choosing to receive treatment because they understand the importance of maintaining their health, and they want to feel better about their appearance.
Treatment options for adults
Our practice recognizes adults have different needs than children or teens. Today’s orthodontic treatment options offer a variety of braces and appliances that are comfortable, aesthetic, and customized to meet your needs. Types of appliances include:
- Tooth-colored ceramic braces
- Traditional metal braces
During your initial consultation, we will help you determine which treatment option is best for your individual needs. We will also outline your treatment plan, estimated treatment time, and cost of treatment.
Common reasons why adults consider orthodontic treatment:
- A bad bite, or malocclusion, causing teeth to fit together incorrectly
- Crowded teeth
- Gaps or spaces in between the teeth
- Abnormal jaw pain or pressure that is caused by crooked teeth
- Desire for a healthier mouth and a more confident smile
Why should you consider orthodontic treatment?
Orthodontics later in life can dramatically improve your self-esteem and personal appearance. Just as important is improving the health of your teeth and gums. Crooked teeth and an uneven bite can contribute to gum and bone loss, abnormal/premature wear of the tooth enamel, tooth decay, headaches, and jaw pain.
To learn more about the benefits of adult orthodontics please contact our office to schedule an appointment. Our scheduling coordinator will work with you to schedule an initial consultation that fits into your busy schedule.