Adult Braces & Invisalign ®
While orthodontic treatment has been traditionally thought of as a service just for kids, more adults now than ever are seeking orthodontic services for themselves. In fact, almost half of our patients are adults!
Because people are living longer, keeping your teeth strong and healthy for as many years as possible is an integral part of aging well. Breakthroughs in orthodontic braces have also made them more affordable, giving people a cost-effective way to enhance their appearance. From college kids to grandparents, we can help adults of any age achieve straight and healthy teeth. Contact us today for an orthodontic consultation!
Why Should You Consider Orthodontic Treatment?
It’s more than a matter of aesthetics — straight teeth are healthy teeth. Teeth that are properly aligned are easier to keep clean with flossing and brushing. Being able to care for your teeth properly can reduce a host of health problems, including gum disease, tooth loss, and temporomandibular joint disorder (TMJ). The bacteria that cause gum disease has also been linked to multiple health concerns outside of the mouth, including heart disease, stroke, certain cancers, type 2 diabetes, dementia, osteoporosis, and respiratory infections. If left untreated, orthodontic issues can become even worse, creating long-term health issues that will cost you more in the end.
You should never feel that you have to hide your smile because you’re self-conscious about the way your teeth look. A beautiful, straight smile can help you build confidence. While some people might feel embarrassed to have adult braces, it’s important to remember that prioritizing your oral health is nothing to be ashamed of. Plus, braces are only temporary, but a beautiful smile can last for the rest of your life. Discrete treatment options, such as clear brackets and Invisalign® for adults, are also available.
Treatment Options For Adults
For many adults, the thought of having metal braces is enough to discourage them from receiving treatment. However, getting braces as an adult isn’t what it used to be. Today's orthodontic treatment options offer various braces and appliances that are comfortable, aesthetically pleasing, and customized to meet your needs.
Types of braces include:
- Invisalign. These clear aligners are removable and barely visible, and results can usually be seen faster than traditional braces.
- Ceramic Braces. Clear brackets come in two colors — semi-translucent, for highly whitened teeth, and tooth-colored, which better matches teeth that are slightly less than white.
Our practice also recognizes that adults and children have different needs and require a high level of attention and care. We will work with you to ensure that you receive the most appropriate treatment while respecting and meeting your individual needs. We also understand that you have a busy schedule and will work with you to ensure that each office visit is as convenient as possible.
To learn more about the benefits of adult orthodontics, please contact our practice to schedule a complimentary consultation.