Orthodontic treatment can be successful at any age, and adults especially appreciate the benefits of a beautiful smile and an improved bite. Orthodontic treatment at later stages in life after childhood or teenage years can dramatically improve your personal appearance and self-esteem.
Improving the health of your teeth and gums is equally important. Crooked teeth and a bad bite can contribute to gum and bone loss, higher risk for tooth decay, and abnormal wear of the tooth enamel and tooth surfaces. The largest health benefit for straightening teeth with orthodontics at any age is to facilitate home care and maintenance; brushing and flossing well aligned teeth are much easier.
Tooth alignment can be changed at any age if your gums and bone structure are healthy. The new techniques and appliances we use greatly reduce discomfort levels, decrease the frequency of visits, and shorten treatment time.
At STO, we discuss both surgical and non-surgical orthodontic treatment options when we see adults with a severe bite discrepancy who no longer have significant growth potential. However, we recognize that many individuals may not be interested in jaw surgery so we try our best to offer non-surgical orthodontic treatment options to achieve as much improvement as possible.
Adults are especially excited about the many discreet orthodontic options we offer, including using Invisalign and clear braces. Contact us today to find out how we can help you smile with confidence.