Orthodontics for adults especially show the benefits of a beautiful smile. In fact, about one in every five orthodontic patients today is over age 21. Thanks to today’s smaller, less visible, more comfortable brackets, adults are finding braces more appealing. Healthy teeth, bones, and gums respond well to orthodontic treatment at almost any age. It’s never too late to get a healthy, beautiful smile. Rely on Celebrating Smiles in Ithaca and Cortland NY to brighten your smile at any age.
Orthodontics for adults offers a multitude of benefits, including:
- Aligning teeth for a more beautiful and aesthetic smile
- Closing spaces where teeth are missing
- Correcting TMJ (jaw joint) problems
- Creating a more comfortable bite to reduce excessive wear on teeth and improve the ability to chew food properly
- Alleviating Sleep Apnea
- Improving the ability to brush and easily floss to prevent gum disease, especially for crowded or overlapping lower front teeth
Improved Braces Technology
Braces have come a long way! The new Damon® Brace System considerably reduces treatment time, and they are smaller and more comfortable to wear. Adults report the same level of comfort as children regarding orthodontic treatment. Typically, any discomfort disappears within two to five days.
Modern techniques, like the new titanium technology (heat-activated wires) and the Damon® Brace System, put less pressure on teeth while moving them more rapidly and efficiently. On average, total treatment time lasts about 15-18 months.
Invisalign for Adults
Invisalign is a great option for adults looking for the most discreet orthodontic treatment. It can give you a straighter and healthier smile with the convenience and flexibility to meet any lifestyle!
Aside from being virtually invisible, Invisalign also allows you to maintain better hygiene and requires fewer office visits. Give us a call and we’ll set you up with a consultation to find out if you are a candidate for Invisalign.