More Adults are Pursuing Orthodontics
You're never to old to benefit from orthodontic treatment. Today, adults make up about one in every five orthodontic patients.
Orthodontic treatment can help correct crooked teeth or spaces that you’ve been self-conscious about for years. It can give you the confidence and pride that come with straight teeth and a great smile.
Teeth Can Shift
Believe it or not, your teeth don’t stop moving in adolescence. Teeth that seemed straight and aligned in youth could have shifted later in life. This can lead to jaw pain, trouble brushing, or a smile you’re unhappy with.
Maintaining Dental Health
If you leave misaligned teeth untreated, you may end up with other dental problems such as tooth decay and gum disease. You may also notice difficulty chewing or abnormal wear of the surface of your teeth.
Adult Orthodontics FAQ
Dr. Van Vliet can advise you about options that will fit your particular needs. You can find more information about types of braces, including Invisalign, here.
These options allow you to have flexibility and discretion during your treatment.
New techniques and materials have made wearing braces more comfortable, and convenient than ever.
After carefully analyzing the nature of your needed correction, Dr. Van Vliet will recommend the best course of treatment for improving your smile, including the different types of braces that are best for you.
Dr. Van Vliet will work with your dentist or dental specialist. They will provide bridges or implants so that you can achieve the best result.
If you are a candidate for orthodontic treatment, you will continue regular supervision with your dentist and periodontist. In many cases, tooth alignment can improve the health of the gums.
You will find that braces are more affordable today than ever. We offer a variety of convenient payment plans, and accept many dental insurance plans that include orthodontic benefits.
Dr. Van Vliet received an additional three full years of specialized education beyond dental school to learn the proper way to align and straighten teeth.
Only those with this formal education may call themselves “orthodontists,” and only orthodontists may be members of the American Association of Orthodontists (AAO).