Adult Orthodontic Treatment
Adult braces are becoming more and more common. One in every five orthodontic patients is an adult and, according to the American Association of Orthodontists, roughly one million adults in the US are currently receiving orthodontic treatment.
We strive to make adult orthodontics as comfortable as possible and understand the needs our adult patients have in regard to orthodontic care. At later stages in life, orthodontic treatment can dramatically improve your personal appearance, improve your smile, increase your self-esteem, and sometimes remove general health problems such as headaches.
Options for Adult Braces
A variety of treatments are designed for different age groups, including adults. Ceramic braces and Invisalign® clear aligners are popular options that offer a comfortable design and translucent appearance for those with orthodontic conditions that qualify for these types of treatment. Even if traditional metal braces are what is required or what is in your budget, today’s technologies can help to speed up treatment time reducing the number of months you might feel self-conscious about wearing braces.
Equally important is improving the health of your teeth and gums. If your gums and bone structure are healthy, tooth alignment can be changed at any age. Correcting crooked teeth and a bad bite can eliminate gum and bone loss, tooth decay, abnormal wear of tooth enamel, headaches and TMJ.
Adult braces and orthodontic treatment is a growing trend that is likely to continue because in most cases, orthodontic problems can be treated as easily for adults as for children.