You may think that orthodontic treatment is just for teenagers but with even A-List celebrities like Tom Cruise and Cynthia Nixon being photographed on the red carpet wearing braces, this is a perception that is rapidly shifting. According to the American Association of Orthodontists, one in five orthodontic patients is actually over the age of 21, showing that it is no longer taboo. Having a beautiful smile is becoming increasingly important and having straight teeth is high up on the list. The good new is, you don’t need to have expensive veneers to get the perfect smile, adult orthodontic can straighten and align your own teeth so that you can look and feel fantastic.
Why should I consider orthodontic treatment?
Not only do straight teeth look better but straight teeth also equal healthier teeth. If your teeth are crooked or over crowded it can make flossing and brushing difficult and can lead to dental problems such as decay and gum disease. Orthodontic treatment can not only help boost your self-confidence but can give you a healthy new smile. Our practice recognizes that adults and children have different needs, and require a different level of attention and care so we will work with you to ensure that your needs are met with respect and understanding. Call our team today to book an appointment and find out how adult orthodontics can help you.
Am I a candidate for adult orthodontic treatment?
Here are just a few of the things adult orthodontics can address:
- A bad bite or malocclusion, causing teeth to fit together incorrectly
- Crowded teeth
- Gaps or spaces in between the teeth
- Abnormal jaw pain or pressure that is caused by crooked teeth
- Desire for a healthier mouth and a more confident smile
When you have braces as an adult there is an understandable element of embarrassment about it, however, modern braces mean you do not need to have a mouth full of metal to get the perfect smile. Today's orthodontic treatment options include a wide variety of braces that are not only comfortable but are more aesthetically pleasing. These include: