At All Smiles Dental, we meet with patients of all ages every day. Believe it or not, we’ve seen more and more adults come in for orthodontic treatment. Healthy teeth can be moved at any age, so it’s never too late to achieve a beautiful, healthy, and straight smile. Here’s everything you need to know if you’re an adult who’s contemplating orthodontic treatment.
Reasons for Adult Orthodontic Treatment
Adults can receive orthodontic treatment due to a variety of reasons. Perhaps the most obvious reason is crooked teeth. However, it’s common to suffer from an incorrect bite, including cross bite, open bit, overbite, over jet, and under bite. If you suffer from any of these conditions, it’s important to receive proper orthodontic care.
Types of Appliances
Although all orthodontic appliances end in the same result, the technique in which that result is accomplished differ.
Traditional Metal Braces
Traditional metal braces are what most children and are perhaps the most popular. Small brackets are attached to the teeth with a thin wire running through them.
Clear aligners, such as invisalign, are clear plastic trays that fit over your teeth. Each series of trays are designed to gradually move your teeth a little at a time.
Once your braces are removed, retainers are essential in order to keep your teeth firmly in place.
Contact All Smiles Dental Today
Adult orthodontics can be performed at any age, allowing people to maintain a perfect smile. Using retainers is a great way to keep the teeth in an appropriate order, preventing shifting. If you’re considering adult orthodontic treatment, don’t hesitate to contact the professionals at All Smiles Dental. At 801-939-3539. Our friendly team is happy to show you a range of options that will fit your budget.