Orthodontics for Adults
Orthodontic treatment is a great way for many adults to change the look and health of their smiles, and to help prevent dental problems down the road.
What are the benefits of orthodontics for adults?
A healthy smile plays an important role in day-to-day life, both socially and in terms of your overall health.
Orthodontic treatment can have a strong, positive impact on your self-confidence. You may smile for pictures more, laugh more heartily, or even start speaking up and sharing your thoughts and opinions more, all because you’ll have more confidence in your smile.
Orthodontic treatment can also have a positive impact on your overall health. Orthodontically corrected teeth are less likely to chip or become damaged, and they’re also easier to clean than misaligned teeth. This can prevent problems like decay, gingivitis, gum disease and bad breath.
A good bite also results in less strain on the jaw muscles and joints, better chewing and better digestion.
And although orthodontic treatment may seem expensive at the outset, it helps to improve your overall dental health, meaning you may be able to avoid costly dental procedures in the long run.
Am I too old for orthodontic treatment?
There is no age limit for orthodontic treatment! In fact, more adults are getting orthodontic treatments than ever before - more than 25% of Canadians under orthodontic care are adults.
At Guildford Orthodontic Centre, we regularly treat adults and even seniors! The fact is that the basic biological process that allows teeth to move is just about the same in all healthy individuals, regardless of age.
It’s never too late to change the health and appearance of your smile with orthodontics!
How will having braces affect my daily activities?
For the most part, your braces will have little to no impact on your day-to-day life.
After an initial period of adaptation, during which your teeth may feel a bit sensitive as they get used to your new braces, you’ll find that can go right back to your usual daily activities.
What is my option for more inconspicuous braces?
Invisalign® - Invisalign straightens your teeth without wires and brackets, using a series of customized, removable appliances called aligners. Since these aligners are clear and discreet, a casual observer will be hard-pressed to know that you’re straightening your teeth.