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Orthodontics for Adults

It’s never too late to get a beautiful smile! Orthodontics for adults can help you get the straight, functional, and beautiful smile you have always wanted. Orthodontics are effective at correcting bite problems, straightening misaligned teeth, and improving one’s overall dental health. Plus, modern methods of treatment are becoming less and less noticeable – yet just as effective – thanks to advancements in orthodontics technology, making now the optimal time to get the smile you’ve always wanted.

Here are a few of the many advantages of orthodontics for adults :

Improved oral health:

Crooked teeth can be difficult to brush and floss properly, which makes it easy for bacteria to fester in hard-to-reach places. By straightening teeth through orthodontic treatments, you can properly clean your teeth more easily and protect against tooth decay and gum disease.

Enhanced appearance:

Crooked or misaligned teeth can not only be detrimental to your oral health, but it can also cause embarrassment or lessen one’s self-confidence. Orthodontic treatments, such as braces, can help straighten crooked teeth and give you a winning, confident smile you will be proud to show off.

Prevents other serious issues:

Bite problems can lead to more serious problems, such as jaw pain or headaches, which can really put a damper on daily activities. A bad bite can actually cause premature attrition of permanent teeth. Orthodontic treatments are effective at correcting the root of these problems to drastically improve your quality of life.

Prepare for restorative or cosmetic procedures: Some adults need restorative work such as crowns, bridges, implants or veneers. To get the best results, sometimes the teeth need to be moved into better position through orthodontics. The orthodontists here at TLC for Smiles will gladly work together with your general dentist to help you get the results you want!

Thanks to advancements in dental technology, braces no longer have to be visible, cumbersome or painful to the surrounding cheeks and gums. Two types of braces that are less obvious to the naked eye include ceramic braces and clear plastic aligners.

Ceramic braces:

Ceramic braces are comprised of a natural white or tooth-colored ceramic material that is much less noticeable than traditional metal brackets and wires.

Clear plastic aligners:

Clear aligners, such as Invisalign, are comfortable, removable plastic trays that gently position your teeth into place. Not only are these aligners nearly invisible, but they can also be removed completely as needed.

Adult orthodontic treatment can last anywhere from 6 to 36 months, depending on the level of treatment needed.

Numerous orthodontic treatments are available to correct crooked, misaligned, crowded or gapped teeth or prepare your teeth for cosmetic procedures. If your teeth have shifted in adulthood or have simply never been corrected, orthodontics can be effective at restoring the health, function and appearance of your smile. To find out how orthodontics can help you achieve a beautiful smile, contact our office at 818-360-2131 or fill out our appointment form to schedule a consultation with us.