Advances in orthodontics have made treatment more comfortable and less noticeable than ever for individuals of all ages. We have the specialized knowledge to consider all possibilities, based on variables like your age, possible jaw imbalances, differences in the size of your teeth, and more. We work with you to make the best decision – for your best smile.
Braces can provide adults with the same benefits children receive. However, treatment may take longer than it does for children. The average adult wears braces for 18 months to three years. As with children, adults may need to wear a retainer to maintain the results of treatment after braces are removed.
Something you may want to think about when reviewing your orthodontic options is how often you drink coffee, tea, or wine. Some beverages can stain the clear brackets and bands if you don’t care for your braces properly. We can provide recommendations on how to keep your braces looking their best!
Dental braces are devices used in orthodontics that align and straighten teeth and help position them[/caption]
Is orthodontic treatment different for adults?
Braces can provide adults the same benefits children receive. However, treatment may take longer than it does for children. The average adult wears braces for 18 months to three years. As with children, adults may need to wear a retainer to maintain the results of treatment after braces are removed.
How can I find out if I need braces?
Consult with your dentist and ask for an evaluation. Depending on the complexity of your case and whether or not your dentist performs orthodontic work, he or she may choose to treat you or refer you to an orthodontist – a dentist who specializes in the diagnosis, prevention, and treatment of dental and facial irregularities.
The initial consultation provides an opportunity to ask questions about orthodontic treatment:
- What are the costs involved?
- How will the braces correct my problem?
- How long will I need to wear braces?
- What is the dentist’s experience with my particular problem?
- Will I be able to schedule appointments at convenient times?
We’re proud to offer orthodontics along with a wide range of other services to our patients. No matter what dental problem you’re having, we can help.