Treatment For Adults
It is common for adults who require orthodontic treatment to believe it is too late to correct their smile. However, this is not the case. At our practice, we treat patients of all ages. Nationwide, about 1 in every 5 patients is over the age of 18. This means that you are far from alone in correcting your smile while into adulthood.
There are many benefits to adult orthodontic treatment.
When teeth are straight, they are easier to keep clean, healthy, and attractive. This can help you avoid everything from gum disease to tooth loss. Studies have even shown that healthier teeth reduce the risk of heart attacks and other major health problems.
When you look good, it shows in your confidence, and that translates to greater success in life. People are drawn to confident individuals. In school and work, people who feel good about themselves perform better.
Finally, when you do not treat your orthodontic issues, they tend to get worse with time. Teeth can still shift well into adulthood, and it is unlikely that they will shift in a direction that makes them look or feel better.
Adults have many treatment options available to them.
And traditional metal braces are just one of them. We also offer the following types of braces, which are more aesthetically pleasing:
- Clear braces
- Ceramic braces
- Self-ligating braces
- Lingual (behind the tooth) braces
- Clear aligners
Treatment for adults is different than treatment for children or teens.
And that means you need a provider experienced in adult orthodontic care. We have long treated adults and know how to manage common complications with adult orthodontic care, including gum or bone loss, worn or missing teeth, and orthodontic care that is incomplete from their youth. For skilled care that is tailored to your needs, choose David and David Orthodontics.
If you are interested in learning about what we can do for you, schedule your complementary consultation.