Orthodontic Care for Adults

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Your smile is often the first thing people notice upon meeting you. Crooked or crowded teeth, along with a misaligned bite, can significantly impact your self-esteem, regardless of your age. Thankfully, advancements in orthodontic care mean that achieving straighter teeth is now attainable for adults as well as children and adolescents.

Today, an increasing number of adults are achieving successful tooth alignment to achieve a healthier and more harmonious smile. Whether the goal is a cosmetic enhancement or the improvement of dental wellness, orthodontic treatments offer solutions to longstanding or newly emerging dental issues. This is because dental alignment can change over time despite overall dental health, impacting one’s bite pattern.

As you age, changes in tooth alignment may occur due to reduced bone density or gum health issues, which can affect the support around your teeth. By adulthood, bone growth has typically ceased, and tissues adjust more slowly to new positions.

For someone with overbites or underbites, orthodontic treatment can effectively correct alignment issues. Proper alignment is crucial, as it facilitates easier tooth cleaning and reduces the risk of oral health problems such as bacterial buildup and plaque formation.

For adults concerned about visible braces, there are several discreet options available, including lingual braces, which are positioned on the back of teeth if suitable, ceramic braces that blend with tooth color, and clear plastic aligners.

Clear aligners, in particular, are popular among adults and teenagers for their effectiveness in correcting minor dental issues. These aligners work by gradually shifting teeth using transparent trays changed every two weeks until the desired alignment is achieved.

Today, orthodontic treatments are more cost-effective, making it easier than ever to achieve and maintain a healthy smile. A confident smile not only enhances appearance but also contributes to overall health. If you’ve been considering straightening your teeth, now is an ideal time to explore your options. Contact us today to schedule a consultation with our orthodontist and begin your journey toward the smile you’ve always wanted. Join the many satisfied patients who have transformed their smiles with us!