Straighter Teeth At Any Age
Do you think you missed the boat on having straighter teeth or a better aligned smile now that you are an adult? When you think of braces do you only think of teenagers wearing a mouth full of metal? We want you to know that even as an adult, you can improve the alignment of your teeth and bite using orthodontics. What’s more, you also have options other than metal for braces, including ceramic and clear.
Thanks to modern technology, braces today are more comfortable and discreet than the braces you might remember from your teenage years. While metal braces are the most common option, we also offer ceramic and clear Invisalign braces. Ceramic orthodontics use ceramic brackets which blend in with the color of your teeth so they are less noticeable. If you would like to opt for an even more discreet option, Invisalign is an excellent choice. Invisalign clear aligners are hardly noticeable and offer great results.
While it’s ideal to have orthodontic treatment as a child, adults who wish to correct their bite, straighten their teeth, or close gaps in their smile should consider the following:
- Adult bones have stopped developing, which might mean surgery will be necessary for some structural changes.
- Your orthodontic treatment might take longer than it would for a child or teen. Typically, it takes about two years to straighten adult teeth.
- If you have underlying dental conditions, you might need to see a dentist who specializes in gum disease or have restorative dental care performed prior to orthodontics.
Orthodontics also aid in achieving better dental health. Straighter, less crowded teeth are easier to clean and avoid the build up of bacteria. You deserve a beautiful and healthy smile, no matter what age you are.
If you would like to consider orthodontics for either yourself or your child in Kewaskum, WI, please feel free to contact our office to schedule a consultation today.