Adult Treatment

Adult Orthodontics: The Best Smile for Your Best Years

A Better Smile

When you look at yourself in a mirror, do you wish you had a more attractive smile? Then why not make a change for the better? After all, braces are not just for kids. Teeth can be straightened at any age, and a new smile will last for the rest of your life.

A pleasing smile is great to have no matter what your age or lifestyle because when you look your best you feel good about yourself. The self-confidence gained from a beautiful smile is rewarding in many ways. Improving your smile is always a change for the better.

More Than Beautiful Smiles

Although the importance of a nice smile cannot be underestimated, dental experts also seek to improve the health of your teeth and gums. Crooked teeth and bad bites can seriously affect general oral health and sometimes jaw joints – TMJ problems.

Crowded teeth are difficult to clean and look after and in time may contribute to tooth decay, gum disease, and eventual tooth loss. Bad bites can also lead to abnormal wear of tooth surfaces, difficulty in chewing, and damage to supporting bone and gum tissue. It is a fact that jaw joint (TMJ) pain and associated headaches can sometimes be attributed to crooked teeth and bites which are incorrectly aligned.

If not treated, the majority of orthodontic problems will actually become worse. Treatment by an orthodontic expert to address and correct the problem is generally less expensively than the additional dental care needed to treat more serious problems that can develop later on.

Orthodontic treatment is always a change for the best no matter your age or concern. The biological process involved in tooth movement is the same in both adults and children. The health of your teeth, gums, and supporting bone is what determines the considerations for improving your smile and dental health.

Because an adult’s facial bones are fully grown, some corrections can’t be achieved with braces alone. However very dramatic facial changes are now being achieved with a combination of surgery and orthodontics. Should you require this type of treatment, we will explain the procedures.

A complimentary consultation with us is the best way to determine if you can benefit from orthodontic treatment. After an initial assessment, we will be in a position to advise what the treatment will involve and the associated cost. At this point if you wish to go ahead, complete diagnostic records of your mouth will be taken, including moulds of your teeth, x-rays, and photos.

After carefully analyzing the extent of your problem, we will recommend the best course of treatment in order to improve your smile.

When you think about the cost of orthodontic treatment, you should also consider the lifelong benefits of a beautiful, healthy smile. Many former patients have said that it is the best investment they ever made – as a smile is a true asset.

The actual cost of treatment will vary on the severity of your problem. We can discuss fees and payment options including insurance cover. Monthly payment plans with an initial down payment and monthly instalments can usually be arranged. A lot of dental insurance plans now include orthodontic benefits, which helps patients offset the cost of treatment. Read more about braces.