You bet! We welcome adults to our office who wish to improve the appearance and function of their smiles. In fact, many people never had the opportunity for braces in their youth. As an adult, this might be the first time you are able to consider orthodontic treatment. For adults, we have a couple of options available:
If you suffer from occlusal (bite) problems or you need to move your teeth in order to have certain dental procedures, you might benefit from traditional orthodontics. Traditional orthodontics is a corrective way to address aesthetics as well as function for your teeth and bite. It can address a wide range of concerns including over crowding, an under or over bite, misplaced teeth, and gaps in your smile.
Traditional orthodontics is highly effective and one of the best options out there. Its only real drawback is the use of brackets and wires, which some people do not like the appearance of, but remembering that it is only temporary and your smile will last a lifetime can help.
If you are just looking to make some cosmetic improvements to the appearance of your smile, Invisalign can provide you with a nearly invisible way to achieve your dream smile. Using clear plastic trays, we can gently move your teeth into the desired position. Invisalign is for cosmetic purposes only, so issues of function and occlusion will need a different type of treatment.
If your teeth are just a little crooked, or if you have a mid-line that is off center, we can also use porcelain veneers to improve the appearance of your smile. Because they completely cover your teeth, we can give you a straight, uniform appearance.
Veneers do not actually move your teeth, but utilize thin porcelain restorations to cover your teeth, giving you any smile you desire in just a couple of appointments.
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