Our practice is devoted to caring for bite issues and teeth straightening at any age. Therefore, you don’t have to be an adolescent or teen to benefit from orthodontic care. If you have gaps in your smile or crowding issues, we can help you find a realistic solution for realignment or repositioning the teeth. Why not give us a call today at our office, Rendon Orthodontics and review the services in adult orthodontics we provide?
You don’t have to feel self-conscious about getting orthodontic care as an adult. Today, orthodontic treatment includes people who are over 21 years old. In fact, statistics show that one in five dental patients receive adult orthodontic care. Therefore, if you have problems with crowding, misalignment, or spacing, we offer several options for improving your smile.
You may wear tooth-colored or ceramic braces, Invisalign® aligners, self-ligating braces which are placed on the back of the teeth, or even metal braces. Even if you have to wear traditional braces, you will find that you are not alone. By straightening your teeth or correcting your bite, you will also receive the benefits of a healthier smile.
Why Orthodontic Care Is Recommended for Everyone
When you have problems with crowding, you will also have more difficulties keeping your teeth and gums clean and healthy. It can be hard to brush and floss teeth that are not evenly spaced. Often, food can get stuck between the teeth which is difficult to remove, and it can be difficult to get rid of plaque and tartar as well. If you have a problem with jaw pain or recurring headaches, it may be due to a poor alignment of the teeth and jaws.
What Are the Main Benefits of Receiving Adult Orthodontic Care?
You may wonder if you really need to consider getting orthodontic care at your age. However, orthodontics is not an exclusive treatment, especially when you consider the benefits. When you choose to correct your bite or straighten or realign the teeth, you also can make several improvements functionally and aesthetically.
These improvements may make it easier for you to chew food, speak with more clarity, or brush, clean, and floss your teeth. When you straighten your teeth or improve your bite, you also reduce your risk of periodontal disease and cavities or lessen the incidents of bruxism or teeth grinding. Any possible injury to protruding teeth is also reduced.
How Long Will I Undergo Orthodontic Care?
Most adults who opt for orthodontic care spend from 18 months to two years undergoing the treatment. The length of care depends on your age, your orthodontic problem, and the type of treatment. For example, if you only have problems with crowding, a treatment, such as Invisalign, generally takes about 12 to 18 months. This treatment involves wearing invisible aligners that are switched out periodically.
We can answer further questions about adult orthodontics over the phone or at our office. Schedule a consultation and give Rendon Orthodontics a call at 469-956-5022 today.