Monday, April 18, 2011

Never Too Old to treat yourself to a WUnderful Smile

Did you know one in every five orthodontic patients is an adult? We’re living longer and technology is improving, making orthodontic treatment an appealing and safe option for patients of all ages. As the trend toward treatment later in life grows, we’re seeing braces on parents as well as children – and even adult celebrities such as Tom Cruise, Gwen Stefani and Nicholas Cage have shown off their smile through Invisalign or braces. It’s never too late to look and feel your best!

Can Braces or Invisalign Work for Adults?

People of all ages can benefit from orthodontic treatment. The physical process for moving teeth is the same, young or old, which means it is never too late to address issues such as an overbite or underbite, crooked or crowded teeth, or jaw disorders.

How Do I Get Started?

If you’re considering orthodontic treatment, we’ll make a consultation appointment with you. During this meeting we will perform a general assessment of your oral health, discuss options for treatment, and answer any questions you may have. We will also discuss matters of cost and insurance. The next step is an orthodontic records appointment in which we take x-rays, photos, and an impression of your teeth. This information drives your unique treatment plan.

What Are the Benefits?

Straightening your teeth can improve your smile, your self-esteem, and your dental health. Technologically advanced new treatments such as the Damon System Braces or Invisalign make it easier to identify the option that best fits your lifestyle. Modern techniques and materials have made Damon System braces and aligners more effective and comfortable compared to traditional braces.

If you think you or someone you know might benefit from orthodontic treatment, get in touch with us today to set up a consultation to determine what type of treatment best meets your needs.