Think braces are just for children or teenagers, well think again. In fact adults’ seeking orthodontic treatment is not a strange occurrence.
The most commonly asked question is “am I too old to have my teeth straightened?” The answer is “definitely not.” Those who missed the opportunity when they were younger and have never really been happy with the way their teeth look can certainly achieve a perfect smile and a good bite; improving their self-esteem and dental health.
Adults seeking a healthy, beautiful smile has increased in the past 5 years - as a beautiful smile has an impact on they was we look and perceive ourselves. Gwen Stefani, Diana Ross, Tom Cruise, Delta Goodrem and Whoopi Goldberg all sported a metal braced smile during adulthood, often while they worked on films and other projects. Actress Kathryn Heigel wanted a nice smile before her wedding to fix her ‘wonky teeth’ with Invisalign, which she wore during the filming of 27 dresses.
Improving the health of your teeth and gums is important, as crooked teeth and a bad bite can contribute to gum and bone loss, tooth decay and abnormal wear of teeth enamel and surfaces. In fact, it can also contribute to headaches and jaw joint pain. Orthodontic treatment may be part of a more comprehensive dental treatment plan to replace missing teeth or as part of other oral rehabilitation.
Adult orthodontics treatment in some cases may take a few months longer, as often the cases are more complex. Teeth straightening options for adults may include metal braces, translucent/clear braces, Invisalign or lingual braces. During the initial examination we will be able to determine the best treatment option to achieve the best result for your individual need.
Our adult patients will agree that it is never too late to improve your smile