If you think that orthodontic treatment is only for teens, think again! In fact, one in five orthodontic patients is over the age of 21. Adults are choosing orthodontic treatment to maintain their oral health and to improve their appearance. You can benefit from orthodontic care too!
The duration of treatment depends on various factors, including the age of treatment, the extent of correction required, and your personal commitment to maintaining your braces and appliances. Early treatment allows for monitoring of jaw growth and further recommendations if necessary. However, not all patients require early treatment, and some may be advised to wait until they are older.
A bad bite or malocclusion, which occurs when teeth don't fit together correctly.
Crowded or spaced apart teeth can lead to tooth decay or gum disease.
Abnormal jaw pain or pressure caused by crooked
A desire for a healthier mouth and a more confident smile.
Many adults worry about having metal braces. However, today's orthodontic treatment options include clear braces, ceramic braces, self-ligating braces, lingual braces, invisible braces, and traditional metal braces. Our team will work with you to determine the best option for your unique needs and preferences.
One key difference between treating adults and children or teens is that the jawbones of younger patients are still developing, while adults' jawbones have stopped growing. This may make orthognathic surgery an option for adults to align the jawbones. Additionally, adults may have experienced gum recession or bone loss due to gingivitis or advanced periodontal disease, worn or missing teeth, and incomplete orthodontic treatment as a teenager.
Orthodontic treatment offers many benefits for adults, including:
Maintaining straight teeth for better oral health.
A beautiful and confident smile.
Preventing long-term health issues that may occur if treatment is not received.
With our experienced and board-certified orthodontists and state-of-the-art technology, Rangewood Orthodontics provides customized care to families throughout Southern Colorado. Our flexible payment options and affordable prices make achieving a beautiful and healthy smile easier than ever before. Schedule your consultation today and join the thousands of patients who have transformed their smile with Rangewood Orthodontics.