You’re Never Too Old to Unleash a Beautiful Smile

April 19, 2023

An orthodontist can help most adults attain a beautiful and healthy smile at any stage in their lives. They no longer need to feel self-conscious about how their uneven teeth affect their personal and professional appearance.

At the office of Orthodontics, Inc., our top priority is to provide orthodontic healthcare that best suits your needs. Our knowledgeable and caring professionals make sure you can enjoy attractive and well-functioning teeth. You can be certain that your oral health is in the best of hands.

Here are some facts you want to know as you consider getting metal braces, clear braces or invisible aligners.

You certainly won’t be the only one out there getting orthodontic treatment. The American Association of Orthodontists reports that their domestic and Canadian members are providing care to well over 1.5 million adults.

Straight teeth and properly aligned jaws are good for your oral and overall health! They are easier to keep clean because toothbrushes and dental floss can get into those nooks and crannies that might otherwise be hard to reach or overlooked. Residue plaque can turn into tartar, which can eat away at enamel and gums and cause tooth loss.

Upper and lower bites that align well with each other improves your capacity to bite and chew. Also, excessive force on teeth that don’t line up with the others can cause those teeth to chip and break.

Having some missing teeth doesn’t automatically disqualify you from getting metal braces, clear braces or invisible aligners. Depending on which teeth are missing, an orthodontist might decide to close gaps by moving neighboring teeth or hold open the space for a bridge or implant. The orthodontist will collaborate with your general dentist and/or other dental specialists.

If you’ve seen advertisements that claim you can get straight teeth by visiting a dentist only one or two times, cast a very suspicious eye on them. The ads were probably for veneers, which are slim, tooth-colored shells that are pasted to the fronts of teeth. Rather than actually properly aligning your teeth, the veneers simply cover them up. Your teeth still won’t be lined up correctly, so do it the right way: Seek treatment from an orthodontist.

We at the office of Orthodontics, Inc. use a variety of techniques and appliances that are at the forefront of orthodontic care. These improvements offer a wide variety of benefits to each patient. Our top priority is to provide dental solutions that best suit your needs. Please don’t hesitate to contact us for an appointment.