Braces are not just for kids anymore. in fact, a survey by the American Association of Orthodontists determined that over a million patients over the age of 18 wear braces each year! Orthodontic treatment has advanced over the years and there are many options and varieties available including traditional metal brackets and ceramic brackets that are clear, or translucent for cosmetic appeal. There are lingual brackets that can be mounted on the back of the teeth and even Invisalign removable plastic aligners which have no metal brackets or wires and can be removed for eating, brushing and flossing.
Your adult teeth can move or shift at any age. Many of our adult patients who choose braces are unhappy with the cosmetic appearance of their smile. They may have an overbite, an underbite, crowded, overlapping and crooked teeth or large spaces between their teeth. Braces used to realign adult teeth can help with other issues a patient may be experiencing due to their bite, or occlusion. These might include jaw pain, headaches, earaches, and potentially gastrointestinal disorders if food cannot be chewed properly.
With all the options available our specialists can help you find a customized orthodontic treatment plan that is right for you to achieve the outcome you are looking for. Our goal is to help you have as comfortable an experience with your braces as possible. If you are a good candidate for orthodontic correction, and depending on the severity of the problem, Adult orthodontic treatment can take between 6 and 30 months. Retainers are worn afterward to maintain the results. Having well aligned and spaced teeth can improve the look and feel of your teeth, as well as their functionality. Many adult patients feel a boost in confidence and overall quality of life once they have completed their orthodontic treatment with us.
At Brookline Dental Specialists we pride ourselves on the quality of your dental experiences with us. We have general dentists and a team of specialists who all work together right here in our office. We can conveniently provide all your treatment needs under one roof and in collaboration with each other. We welcome new patients and encourage you to give us a call and explore the option of adult orthodontics for yourself!