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Adult Treatment

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Adult Orthodontic Treatment

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Orthodontic treatment can be successful at any age, and adults especially appreciate the benefits of a beautiful smile. Orthodontic treatment at later stages in life can dramatically improve your personal appearance and self-esteem. 

Whether you're a career professional looking for a boost in confidence to take your job to new heights, a mom who's always wanted a straighter smile or are looking for 

Beyond appearance, improving the health of your teeth and gums with adult orthodontic treatment is equally important. Crooked teeth and a bad bite can contribute to gum and bone loss, tooth decay, abnormal wear of the tooth enamel and surfaces, headaches and jaw joint (TMJ/TMD) pain.

Tooth alignment can be improved at any age if your gums and bone structure are healthy. The new techniques and appliances we use for adult orthodontic treatment greatly reduce discomfort levels, decrease the frequency of visits, shorten treatment time and may allow you to choose from several discrete options, including Invisalign, clear braces, and Incognito (lingual braces place on the back surfaces of your teeth).

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Adult Treatment FAQs

Of course adults can need orthodontic treatment! Untreated childhood issues with the jaw and teeth can create developmental problems in adulthood. Other times adults may have received treatment as children and not worn prescribed retainers to hold the new position of their teeth. As a result, adults may once again have the crooked and misaligned teeth from their childhood. Regardless of your age, orthodontics is a wonderful solution for adults who want their smile to shine.
Of course not! Orthodontic treatment is blind to age. The myth that orthodontic treatment is only for kids has been proven increasingly wrong. Today more adults are getting their teeth straightened with braces than ever before. Whether it’s a health concern or merely cosmetic, braces are for patients of all ages.
The bigger question is why wouldn’t an adult get braces? Reasons can range drastically, a new job, a wedding, or just a desire to improve your confidence and self-esteem. Your reasons for adult treatment are your own. Adult orthodontic treatment will give you a healthy bite and a rejuvenated smile, and it will help you keep your teeth for life. With amazing advances in orthodontics, your can be sure that your beautiful smile will last a lifetime.
There are some orthodontists that specialize in treating adults, but most are qualified to treat patients of all ages.
Orthodontic problems can be caused by many things. It all depends on the type of malocclusion. Most people can be classified by level of severity between 1 and 3.
Good oral hygiene is extremely important to a healthy orthodontic plan. You must brush your teeth after every meal to avoid the buildup of plaque and also to avoid decalcification. Try using disclosing tabs to see spots you may be missing, and before you know it you’ll be an expert!