Adult Orthodontic Treatment
Many adults realize that investing in a dental makeover can have significant benefits both socially and professionally and straight teeth can be an important part of that smile enhancing confidence boosting process but not everyone is aware that.
What is Orthodontics?
Orthodontics is the branch of dentistry that deals with straightening teeth.
Orthodontics has no age limit.
Orthodontics has no age limit so if you think you're too old to improve your smile think again.
Today one out of every five orthodontic patients is an adult and older patients actually have the same kinds of orthodontic problems as children and adolescents. As many as three quarters of adults have some form of malocclusion. the technical term for a bad bite. That's why so many are getting their teeth straightened it makes sense when you consider that ninety percent of people recently surveyed said an attractive smile is an important social and professional asset.
What are some common orthodontic problems?
Common orthodontic problems include crowding of teeth, space between teeth, excessive overbite or drifting of teeth after extractions, if the spaces are not filled. If you have any of these problems orthodontic treatment offers solutions and there are options available today that simply didn't exist when you were a kid. Besides traditional metal braces we have newer alternatives including clear braces that are hardly visible braces that attach to the back of the teeth and clear aligners, such as Invisalign®, which are removable and virtually invisible your orthodontist can discuss all of these
options and also make sure your gums are healthy an important requirement for successfully moving teeth.
How does orthodontic treatment work?
The science of moving teeth is the same regardless of the orthodontic appliance used. Gentle forces are applied to your teeth and a carefully controlled direction this moves them slowly over time into proper alignment. Straight teeth allow you to smile bite chew and even speak more effectively you may also find that they are easier to clean leading to better oral health.
To make sure your teeth are stable in their new positions you may also need to wear retainers as specified by your orthodontist. Make an appointment today to learn more about how the magic of orthodontics can give you the smile you've always dreamed of!