Adult Orthodontic Treatment
While orthodontic treatment is commonly associated with children and teenagers, adults can also benefit from orthodontic care to improve their dental alignment and bite. Adults can also enhance the appearance of their smile and address issues like misaligned teeth, gaps, or overcrowding.
Straightening your smile can improve oral health and create a more balanced bite. When your teeth are spaced out properly in your mouth, there is less room for harmful bacteria to grow. Straight teeth are less prone to tooth decay and gum disease since they’re easier to clean.
In addition, aligned teeth are easier on the jaw joints and less prone to injury. Finally, a straighter smile can boost your self-esteem and confidence, which can help you in social and professional situations. For the best possible care, contact Smile 4 Less Orthodontics.
Why Choose Adult Orthodontic Treatment?
Misaligned teeth can affect self-confidence and make individuals self-conscious about their smiles. Orthodontic treatment can help align teeth, close gaps, and create a more aesthetically pleasing smile.
Temporomandibular joint (TMJ) disorders can cause jaw pain, headaches, difficulty opening or closing the mouth, and other uncomfortable symptoms. Misaligned teeth can contribute to TMJ disorders, and orthodontic treatment can help alleviate these symptoms by improving dental alignment and reducing strain on the jaw joints.
Orthodontic treatment can have oral health benefits for adults. Straighter teeth are easier to clean, reducing the risk of tooth decay, gum disease, and other oral health issues. Proper alignment can also help distribute bite forces evenly, reducing the risk of excessive wear or damage to teeth.
Adult Orthodontic Treatment Options
Traditional braces are highly effective for correcting orthodontic issues, including overcrowded teeth, gaps, overbites, underbites, and crossbites. Traditional braces are made up of brackets, archwires, ligatures or elastic bands, and sometimes additional components like rubber bands or headgear. Traditional braces have been widely used for many years and have a proven track record of effectively correcting dental issues.
Ceramic braces are similar to traditional braces but use tooth-colored or clear ceramic brackets that blend in with the teeth, making them less noticeable. They are popular for adults who want a more discreet treatment option.
Clear aligners, such as Invisalign, have become increasingly popular among adults. These custom-made, transparent plastic trays are worn over the teeth, gradually moving them into alignment. Clear aligners are removable, allowing for easier eating, brushing, and flossing.
A straight and beautiful smile can boost an individual's self-confidence and overall well-being. If you're considering adult orthodontic treatment, visit Smile 4 Less Orthodontics at any of our three locations in El Paso, TX, or call (915) 304-3090.