Braces aren’t just for children or teens anymore. Tooth alignment can be changed at any age if your gums and bone structure are healthy. We offer a variety of treatments that are designed for different age groups – including adults. An improved smile and dental function are always possible.
Orthodontic treatment at later stages in life can dramatically improve your personal appearance and self-esteem. Improving the health of your teeth and gums 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.
Many adults have lost teeth due to a variety of reasons. If the missing teeth have not been replaced in a timely manner, the surrounding teeth may drift and make it impossible to replace the missing teeth. Orthodontics can realign teeth to make implants or bridges possible. In conjunction with oral surgery, orthodontics can be instrumental in correcting severe underbites, overbites, and other severe jaw alignment issues that can cause chewing and esthetic issues for adults.
Improvements in orthodontic techniques and appliances greatly reduce discomfort levels, frequency of visits, and may even shorten treatment time. Many excellent options now exist to straighten teeth, including the Damon System, translucent braces, and the Invisalign tray system.
During the initial examination, we will be able to determine the best possible treatment for your individual needs. At this initial examination, we can outline the treatment plan, time of treatment expected, fee, and fee arrangement.
Over 25% of our patients are adults. They agree that it’s never too late to improve their greatest asset – their smile.