Adult Orthodontics - Orthodontic Treatment in Clearwater, Plant City, New Port Richey, FL
You’ve given your child a confident smile. Now it’s time for yours. Straightening your teeth as an adult can dramatically improve your personal appearance and self-esteem. Thanks to our use of self-ligating braces, we can help adults achieve straighter, more beautiful smiles with fewer office visits and shorter treatment times.
Orthodontic treatment may save your teeth
Today, orthodontic treatment is a viable option for almost any adult. It is well-recognized that when left untreated, many orthodontic problems may become worse. When you have a malocclusion (“bad bite”), your teeth may be crowded, excessively spaced or may not fit together correctly. Such conditions may lead to dental health problems. Crowded teeth are hard to clean and, given time, may contribute to tooth decay, gum disease and even tooth loss. Bad bites can also result in abnormal wearing of tooth surfaces, difficulty chewing and damage to supporting bone and gum tissue. Poorly aligned teeth can contribute to pain in the jaw joints.
You’ll be pleased to learn that orthodontic treatment will fit in with your current lifestyle – you can sing, play a musical instrument, dine out, kiss and even have your picture taken. One in five orthodontic patients is an adult. The American Association of Orthodontists (AAO) estimates that more than 1,000,000 adults in the United States and Canada are receiving treatment from orthodontists who are members of the AAO.
A beautiful smile that will last a lifetime
The rate of toothlessness has declined over recent decades. Our great-grandparents, for the most part, lost their teeth around age 40. Today’s 25-year-old has the potential of another 75 years of keeping and using their teeth. This is a major change in dental healthcare (and life expectancy). Teeth that do not fit well often wear down more quickly –another reason to make sure that your teeth are in good alignment and well maintained in your adult years.
We love creating beautiful smiles, for all the benefits it can bring. Many insurance companies also cover orthodontic care for adults. So come discover your smile potential with a complimentary exam and consultation. We look forward to seeing you soon!