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Braces are not just for kids anymore! We offer a variety of treatments that are designed for different age groups including adults. A new smile can begin today. Orthodontic treatment at later stages in life can dramatically improve your personal appearance and self-esteem.
The good news is that the new techniques and appliances we use greatly reduce discomfort and the frequency of visits, shorten treatment time and may allow you to choose from several options. Your options may include metal braces, clear braces, invisible braces or transparent aligners.
During your initial examination we outline the treatment plan, estimated treatment time and the approximate cost. A large percentage of our patients are adults and they agree that it is never too late to improve on their greatest asset, their smile.
Today it is well recognised that when left untreated, many orthodontic problems may become worse. Crowded teeth are hard to clean and, given time, may contribute to tooth decay, gum disease and even tooth loss. Bad bites can also result in abnormal wearing of tooth surfaces, difficulty chewing and damage to supporting bone and gum tissue. Poorly aligned teeth can contribute to pain in the jaw joints and headaches.
You’ll be pleased to learn that orthodontic treatment will fit in with your current lifestyle – you can sing, play a musical instrument, dine out, kiss, and even have your picture taken. In fact one in five of our orthodontic patients is an adult.
The rate of toothlessness has declined over recent decades. Our great-grandparents, for the most part, lost their teeth around age 40. Today’s 25-year-old has the potential of another 75 years of keeping and using their teeth. This is a major change in dental health care (and life expectancy).
Teeth that do not fit well often wear down more quickly—another reason to make sure that your teeth are in good alignment and well maintained in your adult years.
RT @DailyYeats “Out of the quarrel with others we make rhetoric; out of the quarrel with ourselves we make poetry.”