In the realm of orthodontics, adults account for a significant portion of patients – 1 in 4. Neglecting misaligned or missing teeth can lead to dental issues like wear, decay, gum problems, and difficulty chewing. Embrace adult orthodontic treatment to enhance your bite and mitigate potential risks.
Complete Guide to Adult Orthodontics
Contrary to common belief, orthodontics is not limited to youngsters. Teeth continue shifting into adulthood, causing misalignment and discomfort. Whether it’s cosmetic or health-related, improving your smile is within reach.
Enjoy a healthy, stunning smile at any age. Adults gain confidence and oral health benefits from orthodontic care. Modern advances ensure comfort and subtlety, aligning treatment with your lifestyle.
Adult vs. Child Orthodontics
Adults’ mature bone structure may slightly extend treatment duration. Habits like smoking or clenching can have a significant impact on outcomes. We will coordinate with your family dentist and other dental specialists to maximize results.
Common Adult Dental Issues
- Overcrowding: Teeth overlap due to size and bone misalignment.
- Overbite: Upper front teeth excessively cover lower front teeth when closed.
- Underbite: Lower front teeth or jaw extend beyond upper counterparts.
- Protruding Teeth: Aesthetic displeasure from teeth protruding.
- Open Bite: Teeth don’t touch when closed, causing front teeth gap.
- Jaw Pain: Poor bite, habits, stress, trauma, or neuralgia can trigger pain.
- Tooth Wear/Decay: Misaligned teeth wear unevenly and decay faster.
- Gum Disease: Chronic gum infection from plaque buildup.
- Missing Teeth: Shifting of teeth can prevent the placement of implants or bridges.
At ShoreSmiles Orthodontics, we will create a treatment plan customized to your specific case. Schedule a free consultation and unlock the power of a beautiful and healthy smile.