Adult Orthodontic Treatments
Orthodontic treatment at later stages in life can significantly improve your personal appearance and self-esteem. Improving the health of your teeth and gums, this is equally important. Crooked teeth and a bad bite can contribute to gum and bone loss, tooth decay. Abnormal wear of the tooth enamel, surfaces, even headaches, and sometimes jaw joint (TMJ/TMD) pain.
The new techniques and appliances we utilize greatly reduce discomfort levels, decrease the frequency of visits, and shorten treatment time may consent to select from several options. Your options may comprise our conventional metal braces, translucent cosmetic invisible braces, translucent cosmetic invisible braces, and even invisible lingual braces.
During the preliminary examination, we will able to confer potential treatment options a complete set of diagnostic records will be taken at a subsequent visit in order to conclude the best possible treatment according to your individual requirements. At follow up visit, we will talk about your treatment plan, the anticipated length of treatment and estimated fees
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A big proportion of our patients are adults, and they concur that it’s never too late to improve their best asset- their smile. Age is not a hurdle to orthodontic treatment providing the teeth as well as supporting structures, which are reasonably healthy. We treat patients of multiple age range from 7 days old babies (Generally with cleft palates) to the mature clients in their 60’s and 70’s. We endeavor to use the final proven techniques as well as appliances whist also maintaining the maximum sterilization standards.
Percentage of toothlessness has declined over recent decades, our great grandparents, mostly lost their teeth around the age of 40. Nevertheless, today a 25 year old has the potential of the additional 75 years of keeping and using their teeth. This is the foremost improvement in dental health care as well life expectancy. Teeth that do not fit often corrode more quickly, another explanation to make certain that your teeth in good alignment and excellently maintained in adult age.
You will be delighted to learn that orthodontic treatment can fit in with your existing lifestyle, you can sing, play music instrument, go out for dinner, and yes even have your picture taken as well as flaunt that beautiful smile.
FAQ's About Adult Orthodontics
Why Do Adults Get Braces?
Most adults get orthodontic treatment because they realize that taking care of your smile is part of taking care of yourself.
Are there any age limits?
No, there are no age limits! Orthodontic treatment goes slower when you are older, and it feels different. Still, people as old as 90 are getting braces. People who live to 90 know how important it is to take care of themselves, and orthodontic treatment is part of it.
Do Adults Really Get Braces?
Absolutely. Many people did not get braces when they were young. Either their parents could not afford braces, or their teeth could not be straightened with the techniques of 40 years ago. Now they have problems with their teeth and gums, they get indigestion all the time or they are just unhappy with their smile. They can afford braces now, and want to do something for themselves so they get braces.
Other people did have orthodontic treatment when they were young, but they did not wear their retainers until they stopped growing (you should wear your retainer until you are 24). The result is that their teeth are now a little bit crooked. Now they are unhappy with their smile so they get braces too.
Presently as much as 1/4 of the orthodontic treatment being done is being done on adult patients. It is quite a change from 20 years ago when orthodontists were only treating children.
How orthodontic treatment do for me what it does for children?
Healthy teeth can be moved at any age. Many orthodontic problems can be corrected as easily for adults as for children. Orthodontic forces move the teeth in the same way for both adults and children, but adult treatment may take longer due to the maturity of the bone. Complicating factors, such as lack of jaw growth, may create different treatment planning needs for the adult. This is why a consultation with an orthodontist, the dental specialist who aligns teeth and jaws of patients of all ages, is essential.
I have painful jaw muscles and jaw joints - can an orthodontist help?
One of the problems commonly associated with jaw muscle and jaw joint discomfort is bruxing, that is, habitual grinding or clenching of the teeth, particularly at night. Bruxism is a muscle habit pattern that can cause severe wearing of the teeth, and overloading and trauma to the jaw joint structures. Chronically or acutely sore and painful jaw muscles may accompany the bruxing habit. An orthodontist can help diagnose this problem. Your family dentist or orthodontist may place a bite splint or nightguard appliance that can protect the teeth and help jaw muscles relax, substantially reducing the original pain symptoms. Sometimes structural damage can require joint surgery and/or restoration of damaged teeth. Referral to a TMJ specialist may be suggested for some of these problems.
My teeth have been crooked for many years - why should I have orthodontic treatment now?
It’s never too late! Orthodontic treatment, when indicated, is a positive step—especially for adults who have endured a long-standing problem. Orthodontic treatment can restore good function. And teeth that work better usually look better, too. A healthy, beautiful smile can improve self-esteem, no matter the age.
Is orthodontic treatment affordable?
Patients are finding that braces are more affordable today than ever. The cost of orthodontic treatment will depend on many factors, including the severity of the problem, its complexity and the length of treatment. We will be glad to discuss the cost with you before treatment begins. When you consider the lifetime benefits of orthodontics it is truly a great value.
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