Are you over the age of 25 and self conscious of your smile because your teeth are crooked?
If so, then you are not alone. Orthodontics is no longer just for teens as more and more adults are motivated to straighten their teeth through adult orthodontics. State of the art methods include nearly invisible braces or the removable Invisalign clear system.
With the improved technology, you can have the straight teeth you have always wanted in as little as 6 to 12 months. Orthodontics is faster for adults than for teens because with teenagers, the orthodontist must straighten the teeth while following the growth pattern and allowing their jaw to develop to its full potential. As an adult, your mouth is done growing so it is easier and faster to move your teeth into the perfect arch.
Traditionally, metal brackets were the only option for braces. Now, you can get the clear, nearly invisible brackets. Another option is Invisalign, a set of clear polymer aligners that you wear all day, except when eating or brushing your teeth. You wear each set for about 2 weeks as it gradually repositions your teeth. Many people consider these to be “invisible braces”.
Crooked teeth can put extra stress on your supporting tissue, possibly causing gum disease and tooth loss. A beautiful straight smile will not only give you a new found confidence, but your teeth will be easier to clean, which makes for a longer lasting smile, increased dental health and the proper bite will reduce head and neck pain.