Typically when people think of an ortho office, they picture a waiting room full of teens in braces. However, there was been a ton of growth in the industry over the last several years, which has created a whole new level of products (and interest!) for adults. If you’ve ever felt self-conscious about your smile and have considered orthodontic treatment, now might be the perfect time.
Is it too late for my teeth to move?
No! Many adults believe that they are beyond the help of braces and Invisalign because they have been told that as adults, their teeth are fully set in their jaws and can no longer move. The truth is that with the right pressure, you can straighten your teeth at any age.
As an adult, you may want to complete a treatment process you started, or redo your orthodontic treatment completely, to achieve the straight and healthy smile you have always wanted. Whatever the reason for seeking treatment, here are some of the top issues we treat:
- a bad bite, known as a malocclusion, that causes the teeth to fit together incorrectly
- crowded teeth
- gaps in teeth
- abnormal jaw pain, or pressure, that is caused by crooked teeth
- cosmetic upgrade of straighter, more beautiful smile!
Invisalign for Adults
Many adults gravitate towards clear aligner options like Invisalign, because while it is common to see teenagers with traditional braces, some adults may feel self-conscious about having metal in their mouth. Invisalign is a discreet option for straightening your teeth as an adult.
Another benefit to Invisalign is it can be an extremely effective way to give you the results you want, in as little as 6 months, based on the complexity of your case. Many people start seeing results in a matter of weeks!
Braces for Adults
If you have more complex case, or aren’t ready to commit to clear aligners, traditional or ceramic braces could be a great fit! Braces deliver excellent results even if your smile requires major tooth movement. Some people also find them easier as you never have to worry about switching aligners or taking them in and out – they just stay on your teeth till your treatment is over.
Made of high-quality stainless steel, modern metal braces are much more comfortable and lighter than they used to be, and the treatment time itself is often shorter than it used to be.
Each orthodontic option we offer has its own list of pros and cons, and not every treatment will be suitable for all patients. Working with an experienced ortho team like Alizadeh & Schreiner guarantees you will receive treatment that will provide the very best results for your specific case. For your complimentary consultation, get in touch today!