Braces and other orthodontic treatment are not just for kids! Many adults and even seniors are enjoying the benefits of having the healthiest and best looking smile of their life through orthodontic treatment.
In most cases, orthodontic treatment is not simply about the aesthetics of having straight teeth. Straight teeth also mean a properly aligned jaw, and a healthier smile and body all-around. Teeth that are aligned are easier to clean and prevent cavities and other dental issues. Aligning the jaw can reduce and even eliminate bruxism and symptoms of TMJ disorder, which includes painful and/or loud clicking in the jaw.
Best of all, your teeth are straight, and give you a smile you can be proud of and confident showing off. The confidence that comes from a healthy, straight smile can help you make your best impression in your career and personal relationships.
There are a variety of orthodontic treatment options for adults, including traditional and clear braces as well as more discreet options such as Invisalign® and Incognito® lingual braces.
Orthodontic treatment for adults is equally as effective as for children. The only difference typically is the length of treatment time, which may be a bit longer for adults.
Orthodontic consultations at 1st Family Dental are always complimentary and require no commitment other than your desire to envision your smile’s full potential. In your consultation, your orthodontist will:
- Check the number of your teeth to know if there are missing or extra teeth
- Check your bite for any problems: anterior crossbite, posterior crossbite, overjet, overbite, underbite, open bite
- Check for alignment problems, spacing, crowding, impacted teeth
- Check for gingival and periodontal disease to make sure your gums are ready for orthodontic treatment
A treatment coordinator will also help you to compare the different treatment financing options to create a personalized estimate for you that will fit both your timeline and your budget.
If you are ready to transform your smile and set your child up for success with healthy, gorgeous, straight teeth, contact us for a free consultation anytime.