Orthodontic treatment is not limited to kids anymore and in fact, one of every five patients in orthodontic treatment is over 21. Getting Orthodontic treatment as an adult can dramatically improve personal appearance and self esteem, in addition to improving overall dental health. Crooked teeth and a bad bite can contribute to gum recession, bone loss, tooth decay and abnormal wear of teeth.
Tooth position can be modified at any age as long as the supporting gum and bone structures are healthy. Existing periodontal disease may limit the extent to which teeth can be moved. Also, certain Orthodontic procedures that rely on growth cannot be done in adults.
There are several aesthetically pleasing options such as Invisalign and clear braces available for adults seeking Orthodontic treatment. Some of our adult patients even get the traditional metal braces, these are much smaller and more comfortable than they were before. At Smile Art, we utilize digital scanning techniques that dramatically reduce patient discomfort (no need for traditional “molds”), and also modern technology to enable us to keep treatment time to a minimum.
We offer accelerated orthodontic treatment when possible, in conjunction with Invisalign, which can reduce the total treatment time significantly. When you come in for your consultation visit, make sure to ask us if you are a candidate for accelerated treatment using Acceledent and Invisalign.
It is important to remember that each patient’s orthodontic diagnosis is different, and at your consultation visit Dr. Monica will go over the options available, and together with you decide which treatment is best suited to your particular case.