There are some things in life that you may be too old for. The trampoline park, trick or treating, or the slides at playgrounds qualify, but orthodontics is definitely not one of those things. Although orthodontic care has traditionally been reserved for children and teenagers, adults are more and more often turning to it to get the smile they have always wanted. It might sound crazy, but 25% of orthodontic patients are adults, and that number continues to grow!
Now Dr. Sutton understands that a good portion of adults are jumping out of their chair to show up to work monday morning with a brand-new set of braces, and he understands how this might affect their professional image or lifestyle. That is why at True Smile Orthodontics we offer some of the most advanced orthodontic appliances to invisibly move your teeth fast and safely.
These technologies include Invisalign® Clear Aligners, ceramic braces, and INBRACE Lingual (hidden) braces. Don’t let the idea of having braces keep you from the smile you have always wanted; it will just be our little secret, but the results will be worth showing off.
Differences between adult orthodontics and orthodontics for children
The main difference between them is that when you are a child, treatment occurs when the jaws are still growing and teeth may still be erupting. As an adult, the bone is fully formed.
Other key differences include:
- Worn or missing teeth — With age, sometimes teeth become worn or fractured, or even have to be removed. Over time, this can cause teeth to tilt or shift and result in asymmetrical bites or even gum disease. These issues can only be corrected by moving the teeth back into their proper position with orthodontics.
- Gum or Bone loss (periodontal disease) — Adults are much more likely to experience bone loss or gum recession due to gingivitis or periodontal disease. Improving your bite and straightening your teeth can help to minimize gum disease.
- Tooth shifting or incomplete orthodontic treatment — Many adults may have had treatment when they were younger that wasn’t completed, or had straight teeth that started to shift over time. It is never too late to get the smile you’ve always wanted, and at True Smile Orthodontics we are ready to help you achieve your goal.
If you have been considering orthodontic treatment, please click the link below or call at (512) 668-7740.
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