September 2nd, 2015
I am excited about finishing this patient's treatment in 14 visits. Her case would have been more difficult to treat with traditional braces because of her anterior openbite. Traditional braces tend to worsen openbites. Invisalign is the better choice in these cases. Also, it helps to have excellent patient cooperation!
June 20th, 2015
As a specialist in orthodontics, we treat patients of all ages; not just teens and children. In fact, about 50% of our practice are adults who seek us out to improve their smile. We enjoy treating adults because many of them have waited years to have treatment. Some of our patients tell us that their parents could not afford braces when they were teens. They are now ready to take care of themselves and their appearance. We also have parents that begin treatment after we have treated their own kids. They tell us, "Now it is mommy's turn." For these reasons and more, treating adults is especially gratifying.
This patient required removal of two upper bicuspid teeth in order to align her teeth and improve her overbite. Her smile looks fuller after her treatment and there has been no flattening of her profile. Adult treatment requires more skills than treating just teens and children due to cessation of bone growth.
We have been treating adults in addition to teens and children for more than 20 years. Let us know if we can help you!
May 20th, 2015
I just finished this young lady in her 40's. I helped her general dentist improve her bite so that she can have her back teeth replaced. I also improved her smile by intruding her upper front teeth to reduce her "gummy smile".
September 21st, 2012
Did you know one in every five orthodontic patients is an adult? We’re living longer and technology is improving, making orthodontic treatment an appealing and safe option for patients of all ages. As the trend toward treatment later in life grows, we’re seeing braces on parents as well as children – and even adult celebrities such as Tom Cruise, Gwen Stefani and Nicholas Cage have shown off their braces. It’s never too late to look and feel your best!
Can Braces Work for Adults?
People of all ages can benefit from orthodontic treatment. The physical process for moving teeth is the same, young or old, which means it’s never too late to address issues such as an overbite or underbite, crooked or crowded teeth, or jaw disorders.
How Do I Get Started?
If you’re considering orthodontic treatment, we’ll make a consultation appointment with you. During this meeting we will perform a general assessment of your oral health, discuss options for treatment, and answer any questions you may have. We will also discuss matters of cost and insurance. The next step is an orthodontic records appointment in which we take x-rays, photos, and an impression of your teeth. This information drives your unique treatment plan.
What Are the Benefits?
Straightening your teeth can improve your smile, your self-esteem, and your dental health. Technologically advanced new treatments make it easier to identify the option that best fits your lifestyle. Modern techniques and materials have made braces and aligners more effective, comfortable and unobtrusive than ever.
If you think you might benefit from orthodontic treatment, give our team a call, so we may set up a consultation to determine what type of treatment best meets your needs.