Do all teens get excited about the idea of having braces? Realistically, the answer would be “probably not.” But we want to change that. We love getting young people motivated and excited about having a beautiful smile and great oral health. We want teens to feel good about who they are and to have the have extra confidence that comes from having a smile they can be proud of.
Every member of our team takes to the time to get to know our patients, to understand what their interests are, as well as their individual wants and needs. We also ensure that every patient, regardless of age, understands the treatment process and what will happen at each appointment. We encourage all of our patients to take an active role in making the best, most informed decisions about their care.
Our goal with orthodontic treatment is to make sure that the teeth will function properly, but some nice side effects are straight teeth and a great smile. Your willingness to participate in your treatment plays a major role in the length of time you will wear braces, and in some cases, can also affect your end result. At your initial examination, we will discuss your part in the treatment plan, whether that means elastics, aligner wear, or just proper care of your appliances.
Braces aren’t just for kids anymore. Tooth alignment can be changed at any age if your gums and bone structure are healthy. We offer a variety of treatments that are designed for different age groups – including adults.
Orthodontic treatment at later stages in life can dramatically improve your personal appearance and self-esteem, but improving the health of your teeth and gums is equally important. Crooked teeth and an uneven bite can contribute to gum and bone loss, tooth decay, abnormal wear of the tooth enamel and biting surfaces, headaches, and jaw joint (TMJ/TMD) pain.
The new techniques and appliances we use greatly reduce discomfort, decrease the frequency of visits, shorten treatment time and may allow you to choose from several options. Your options may include metal braces, clear braces or clear aligners, all of which can be supplemented with Acceledent Aura, which can decrease your treatment time by 30-50%. During the initial examination, we will be able to determine the best possible treatment for your individual needs and lifestyle. We can also discuss length of treatment expected and the approximate cost.
A large percentage of our patients are adults, and they agree that it’s never too late to improve their greatest asset - their smile.