Orthodontic for Adults
Adults are embracing orthodontia like never before. Everyone deserves a smile they can be proud of, and many achieve straightened, well-aligned teeth after undergoing orthodontic treatment as a child. But for adults who do not have the privilege of having straight teeth, orthodontics is still an option. In fact, there is no such thing as being too old for orthodontic treatment. More adults than ever are seeking straighter teeth – perhaps due to advancements in modern dentistry that allow for more discreet and less invasive orthodontic treatments. And braces aren’t becoming popular for cosmetic reasons alone. Rather, many adults are realizing the long-term oral health benefits associated with having straighter teeth.
Do the word braces come to mind a teenager with a mouth full of metal? If so, it is time to rethink that picture.
These days, people of all ages want to straighten their teeth. Infact, a huge number of adults are hopping on the braces bandwagon to get the grin they have always wanted.
It is never too late to start orthodontic treatment, even with replacements, you can improve your teeth, your teeth are standing
It can be invisible and removable orthodontics that we make for you in the most up-to-date way. Wearing painless, antiallergenic, does not interfere with everyday life. And the result will be filled with joy and pride. Today’s teeth are staying stronger longer.
Make an appointment with our orthodontic specialist at our practice.
Clear aligners (Invisible orthodontics)
Clear aligners or Invisible orthodontics are typically used for patients who have mild or moderately crowded teeth or have minor spacing issues. Patients who have severe crowding or spacing problems -- or severe underbites, overbites, or crossbites -- may need more complex treatment. The clear orthodontic aligners are made from a clear plastic or acrylic material and fit tightly over the teeth, but can be removed for eating, brushing, and flossing. You will get a new aligner every few weeks to continue moving the teeth into the desired position.
Treatment usually varies from person to person. But if you are an adult who had braces as a child, and your teeth shifted slightly over the years, you may need invisible teeth aligners which can be completed in approx. 4-5 months.
Bracing Yourself for Treatment
Braces can straighten teeth, line up your jaws to give you a better bite, space out crowded teeth, and close gaps in your smile. But before you commit to tooth correction, it is good to know exactly what you're getting into.
When you have them, you'll need to:
- Make time for check-ups.
- Watch what you eat. It is important to be careful around hard or sticky foods so you don't break off the brackets,
- Brush and floss longer than before. Hygiene is going to be more difficult with the appliances on their teeth
We at Smile and Teeth Dental pride ourselves by undertaking the orthodontic treatments with a state-of-the-art diagnostics and tools.
3D CT scans are taken at our dental practice and this will help our specialists decide what is best for you and can provide the best information as possible when planning your orthodontic treatment.
Benefits of Adult Orthodontics
Adults can benefit from orthodontic treatment in many ways. These include:
- Align the teeth to create a more aesthetic and beautiful smile
- Correct relapse after previous orthodontic treatment due to lack of long-term retainer wear
- Improve the ability to brush and floss, especially for crowded or overlapping lower front teeth
- Create a better or more comfortable bite and ability to chew
- Address missing teeth
- Close spaces between the teeth
- Reduce excessive wear on the teeth due to grinding or poor bite
- Jaw surgery to correct discrepancy between the upper and lower jaws.