Adult Orthodontics in Sacramento
Orthodontic treatment can be successful at any age, and adults especially appreciate the benefits of a beautiful smile. Visiting an orthodontist at later stages in life can dramatically improve your personal appearance and self-esteem. Improving the health of your teeth and gums is equally important. Crooked teeth and a bad bite can contribute to gum and bone loss, tooth decay, abnormal wear of the tooth enamel and surfaces, headaches and jaw joint (TMJ/TMD) pain.
Tooth alignment can be changed at any age if your gums and bone structure are healthy. The new techniques and appliances we use greatly reduce discomfort levels, decrease the frequency of visits, shorten treatment time and may allow you to choose from several discrete options. Adults are especially excited about the many discrete options we offer, including Invisalign, clear braces, and Incognito (lingual braces, on the back of your teeth).free consultation
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Adult Treatment FAQs
Do Adults Need Orthodontic Treatment?
Of course adults can need orthodontic treatment! Untreated childhood issues with the jaw and teeth as a child can create developmental problems in adulthood. Other times adults may have received treatment as children and not worn prescribed retainers to hold the new position of the teeth. The result of this can be crooked and misaligned teeth. Regardless of your age, orthodontics is a wonderful solution to adults who want their smile to shine.
Is there an age limit?
Of course not! Orthodontic treatment is blind to age. The myth that treatment is only for kids has been proven increasingly wrong. Today more adults are getting their teeth straightened with braces than ever before. Whether it’s a health concern or merely cosmetic, braces are for people of all ages.
Why would an adult get braces?
The bigger question is why wouldn’t an adult get braces? Reasons can range drastically, a new job, a wedding, or just a want to improve your confidence and self-esteem; your reasons are your own. Orthodontic treatment will give you a healthy bite, a rejuvenated smile, and help you keep your teeth for life. With amazing advances in orthodontics, your can be sure that your beautiful smile will last a lifetime.
Are there orthodontists that specialize in adult treatment?
There are some orthodontists that specialize in treating adults, but most are qualified to treat patients of all ages.
Why are my teeth crooked?
Orthodontic problems can be caused by many things. It all depends on the type of malocclusion. Most people can be classified between 1-3, depending on the severity of the problem.
Will braces have an impact on my oral hygiene?
Good oral hygiene is extremely important to a healthy orthodontic plan. You must brush your teeth after every meal to avoid the buildup of plaque and also to avoid decalcification. Try using disclosing tabs to see spots you may be missing, and before you know it you’ll be an expert!