Braces and other orthodontic treatments are not just for kids!
Many adults and even seniors are enjoying the benefits of having the healthiest and best looking smile of their life through orthodontic treatment.
In most cases, adult orthodontic treatment is not simply about the cosmetic benefits or aesthetics of having straight teeth. Straight teeth also mean a properly aligned jaw, and a healthier smile and body all-around. Teeth that are aligned are easier to clean and prevent cavities and other dental issues.
Aligning the jaw can reduce and even eliminate bruxism and symptoms of TMJ disorder, which includes painful and/or loud clicking in the jaw. Best of all, your teeth are straight, and you can be proud and confident showing off your smile. The confidence that comes from a healthy, straight smile can help you make your best impression in your career and personal relationships.
Types of Braces and Adult Orthodontics
There are a variety of orthodontic treatment options for adults, including traditional and clear braces as well as more discreet options such as Invisalign® clear aligners.
Orthodontic treatments for adults are equally as effective as for children. The only difference typically is the length of treatment time, which may be a bit longer for adults. Typical treatment time for adults is anywhere between 6 and 12 months for limited treatment, and 18-30 months for comprehensive treatment, with most cases completing in under 2 years.
Rainbow Dent also offers AcceleDent Aura, which can accelerate bone remodeling and movement of teeth during orthodontic treatment, reducing treatment times by up to 50%. Length of treatment also depends on patient compliance with regular home oral hygiene routines, wearing of any appliances, and regular check up and adjustment visits.
Cost for Adult Orthodontic Treatment
During your consultation, Dr Rusu will carefully review your customized treatment plan. Our treatment estimates are comprehensive, and include all elements of treatment from start to finish.
We offer interest free financing options and convenient payment schedules to help ensure your investment your future is also a manageable part of your monthly budget.
Signs and Symptoms that Adult Orthodontics Might be Needed:
We always recommend a consultation with our orthodontist, Dr Rusu, if you notice the following issues:
Protrusion of teeth
Difficulty chewing or biting, biting the insides of the lips or mouth
Crowding or extra spacing between teeth, difficulty flossing or brushing due to crowding
If you are hiding your smile because of crooked, misaligned or protruding teeth, or feel that these issues have caused you to potentially miss out on social or career opportunities
Do I really need braces or orthodontic treatment?
As adults, we may have grown accustomed to how our smile looks, or to adjustments we make to accommodate a misaligned bite such as avoiding certain foods, or even hiding our smiles. While orthodontic treatment typically does have a distinct and cosmetic or aesthetically pleasing result, treatment is also often necessary to correct jaw alignment, crowding, gaps, or other issues that can have lifelong positive impacts on your health and wellbeing, as well as your career and social relationships.