Orthodontic treatment is not just for kids and teens! You can enjoy the benefits of orthodontic treatment at any age! As long as your gums and bone structure are healthy, tooth alignment can be changed. Dr. Bret Johnson Orthodontics can help you or your loved one achieve a smile that benefits dental health as much as it increases confidence. You may be a good candidate for orthodontic treatment if you suffer from:
- A bad bite or malocclusion, causing teeth to fit together incorrectly
- Crowded teeth
- Gaps or spaces in between the teeth
- Abnormal jaw pain or pressure that is caused by crooked teeth
- Desire for a healthier mouth and a more confident smile
According to studies by the American Association of Orthodontists, untreated malocclusions can result in a variety of problems. Crowded teeth are more difficult to properly brush and floss, which may contribute to tooth decay and/or gum disease. Protruding teeth are more susceptible to accidental chipping and breaking. Crossbites can result in unfavorable growth and uneven tooth wear causing permanent damage to teeth. Open bites can result in tongue-thrusting habits and speech impediments. Ultimately, orthodontics does more than make a pretty smile—it creates a healthier you over the course of a lifetime.
If your teeth are crooked or overcrowded it can make flossing and brushing difficult and can lead to dental problems such as decay and gum disease. Orthodontic treatment can not only help boost your self-confidence but can give you a healthy new smile. Our practice recognizes that adults and children have different needs, and require a different level of attention and care so we will work with you to ensure that your needs are met with respect and understanding.
Additionally, today’s orthodontic treatment options include a wide variety of braces that are not only comfortable, but more aesthetically pleasing, including metal braces, clear ceramic braces, and Invisalign. Contact our practice today to schedule a complimentary consultation! No matter your age, treatment can give you or your child a healthy, beautiful smile for the future.
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During the initial examination, we will determine the best possible treatment based on your individual needs, as no two orthodontic problems are exactly the same. You may have several options to choose from, such as metal braces, tooth-colored braces, or clear aligners, depending on your unique case. We will discuss the outline of the treatment plan, how long treatment is expected to last, and the cost associated with the overall treatment.