Did you know that 25% of orthodontic patients in the United States are adults? That number is consistently growing as adults everywhere realize it’s not too late to get a healthy and beautiful smile. Some adults were never treated or didn’t wear their retainer after treatment. Now it’s easier than ever to get the smile you always wanted—or get it back. We offer tech-forward treatments, like Invisalign clear aligners, that fit even the busiest of schedules. You work hard. It’s time to invest in yourself.
Orthodontic treatment can improve your appearance, boost self-esteem, and even enhance your quality of life. You’d jump at the chance to provide these benefits for your child, so why not for yourself? Whether in your career or your personal life, a healthy, beautiful smile impacts the way you act and feel; your confidence will clear the way for your personality to shine front and center.
Beyond looking amazing, straight teeth and a properly aligned bite offer lifelong health benefits. Straight teeth are far easier to keep clean, which dramatically decreases tooth decay, gum disease, and bad breath. A healthy smile minimizes bone and gum loss and prevents abnormal wear of the tooth enamel. Protecting tooth enamel is important because once it’s gone, you can’t get it back—prevention is truly the best treatment. A proper bite can alleviate chronic headaches, eliminate jaw (TMJ/TMD) pain, and even improve your speech.
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Your jaw and mouth naturally change shape as you age. When your body gets older, your jawbone loses density, which can make your teeth shift. You might have thought there was nothing to be done, but now you can see you have many options to correct your smile.
Absolutely not! Teeth position can be adjusted at any age—even adults in their 60s and 70s have successful orthodontic treatment. We often meet patients who think they’ve missed their chance to have a great smile, and we’re here to tell you that’s not the case. You matter. Give this gift to yourself.
The main difference is that adults’ jaws are fully grown. Adult treatment may take slightly longer than treatment for kids or teens with a similar problem because adults’ bones are mature and have a different density. It’s very common for orthodontists to coordinate with an adult’s dentist to reach their best outcome.
Adults often choose Invisalign clear aligners to enhance their smiles since they feel less self-conscious with this nearly invisible treatment. We treat hundreds of adult patients every year with Invisalign, so we have the expertise to make your dream smile come true.
The best toothbrush is the one you happily use every day. When you have orthodontic appliances, it’s important you brush after every meal and snack so no food gets caught in your appliance. Be sure to change the toothbrush or brush head at the first sign of wear or at least every three months.
Orthodontic treatment is designed to ensure that all the teeth in your mouth work together well so they wear better over your lifetime. Teeth, like gears on a bicycle, must dovetail seamlessly to avoid excessive wear. That means an optimal orthodontic outcome most often requires treatment of both the top and bottom teeth, however we evaluate each case individually and sometimes just lower treatment can be performed.
First of all, congratulations! Pregnancy brings on many changes in the body, of which some can affect the mouth. Soft tissues like gums can be more susceptible to infection. We will discuss how these risk factors can affect your orthodontic treatment and when the appropriate time to begin treatment is at your initial consultation.