Braces aren’t just for kids anymore since 27% of orthodontic patients are adults these days. Healthy teeth can be moved at any age. Seventy-five percent of adult patients report improvements in their professional and personal lives after completing orthodontic treatment and 92% say they would recommend orthodontic treatment to other adults.
In additional to traditional adult braces, we offer a variety of options including clear braces and nearly invisible Invisalign tooth aligners. Your new smile can begin today.
Having straight teeth can dramatically improve our personal appearance, our self-esteem and how others perceive us. Improving the health of your teeth and gums is equally important. Crooked teeth and an incorrect bite can contribute to gum and bone loss, tooth decay, and abnormal wear of the tooth surfaces. In some cases, an incorrect bite can also contribute to jaw joint (TMJ/TMD) pain and headaches.
Good news for you! The new techniques and appliances we use greatly reduce discomfort levels, decrease the frequency of office visits, shorten treatment time, and may allow you to choose from several options. Your options may include metal braces in silver or gold, translucent clear braces and even transparent Invisalign “invisible” aligners that can be worn to improve misaligned teeth.
During the initial examination, Dr. Baumgaertel and Dr. Beckwith will generally be able to recommend the best possible treatment for your individual needs. He will also outline the treatment plan, the estimated treatment length, and your financial investment. Occasionally, it is necessary that additional orthodontic records be taken prior to his determination of the recommended treatment. In such case, a follow-up consult will be scheduled with you.
One quarter of our patients are adults and they agree that it’s never too late to improve one of their greatest assets – their smile.