Orthodontics: Braces Can Work at Any Age

adult-bracesHealthy teeth can be moved at any age, so there is no such thing as being too old for braces. If you are an adult getting braces or if you have had them in your teenage years, we can help you enjoy straighter teeth, an improved bite, and a more beautiful smile.

Can Braces Work For Adults?
Yes! Braces can be successful for just about anyone. However, there are several different types of braces, and not all of them may work for you. Different types of orthodontic treatments include:
• Invisalign
• Traditional metal braces
• Ceramic braces
• Self-ligating braces
• Lingual braces
• Rubber bands for bite correction
• Headgear and other appliances

What Are Some Possible Benefits Of Orthodontics?
• A more attractive smile
• Better function of the teeth
• Possible increase in self-confidence
• Increased ability to clean the teeth
• Improved force distribution and wear patterns of the teeth
• Better long-term health of teeth and gums
• Reduced risk of injury to protruding front teeth
• Aid in optimizing other dental treatments

Getting Started
A consultation is the best way to determine if you can benefit from orthodontic treatment. The condition of your teeth gums and supporting bone is the most important factor in determining the potential for improving your smile and dental health. Remember, the biological process involved in tooth movement is the same in both adults and children.

After an initial examination, we will be able to tell you what your treatment will involve and its approximate cost. If you decide to proceed, we will usually take diagnostic records of your mouth. These may include impressions of your teeth, special x-rays and photographs.

Every person’s malocclusion is different. After carefully analyzing the nature of your needed correction, we will recommend the best course of treatment for improving your smile.

Contact Us
To learn more about your options and how orthodontics can be used to improve your appearance, give us a call and schedule an examination today at 203-292-6644.

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