Because braces are most often worn by children and teenagers, many people believe that if you haven’t fixed your teeth by the time you become an adult, it is too late. This is not true!
While it is true that orthodontic issues are easier to correct in children and teenagers, it is never too late to have the perfect smile you have always dreamed of.
Orthodontic treatment in children and teenagers is usually easier because their jaw bones are softer and still growing. This makes tooth movement and alterations to jaw shape easier. In adults, the jaw bones have stopped growing and are harder. This makes procedures such as facial orthopaedics to alter facial bones less effective, however still possible. Tooth movement in adults is often slower than in children.
Why considering orthodontic treatment
Common reasons why adults consider orthodontic treatment:
- A bad bite or malocclusion, causing teeth to fit together incorrectly.
- Teeth are crowded or spaced apart, possibly causing tooth decay or gum disease.
- Abnormal jaw pain, or pressure that is caused by crooked teeth.
- Desire for a healthier mouth and a more confident smile.
- Sleep apnea.
Treatment options for adults
For many adults, the thought of having braces is enough to discourage them from receiving treatment. With many orthodontic treatment options and a variety of braces and appliances available today, we offer comfortable, aesthetic, and customized treatments to meet your needs.
At Alex Yusupov Specialist Orthodontists, we recognise that adults and children have different needs, and require a different level of attention and care. We will work with you to ensure that you receive the most appropriate treatments, and that your needs are met with understanding and respect from us.
Why should you consider orthodontic treatment?
Straight teeth are healthy teeth —Teeth that are properly aligned are easier to keep clean with flossing and brushing, and may help prevent other health problems.
A beautiful, straight smile builds confidence — Orthodontic treatment can help boost your self-confidence, giving you a better quality of life and the freedom to smile without holding back!
Mouths left untreated can get worse — Not receiving orthodontic treatment when it’s needed can create long-term health issues costing you more in the end.
To learn more about the benefits of adult orthodontics please contact our practice to schedule an appointment. We understand that you have a busy schedule, and we will work with you to make sure each office visit is as convenient as possible.