Contrary to what many believe, orthodontic treatment can be successful at any age as long as gums and bone structure are healthy. There has been a tremendous increase in adult patients, and today, one out of every five patients is an adult.
If you are dissatisfied with your smile, Dr. Andolino can take advantage of the latest technological advances to correct orthodontic problems in adults. These may include spaces between the teeth, protrusion of teeth, tipping of teeth into the space left by a premature extraction or loss of a tooth, and teeth that have moved into abnormal position.
Andolino Orthodontics offers a variety of aesthetic treatment options often preferred by adults who need to look their best and don’t want to draw attention to the fact that they are wearing braces. Clear aligners such as Invisalign®, transparent braces and lingual braces– worn on the inside of the teeth – can make treatment virtually undetectable. And, improved technology now allows a more efficient course of treatment so you can expect optimum results in a relatively short time frame.
Why Adults Seek Orthodontic Care
The health aspect of orthodontics is often the primary consideration for adult treatment. Crooked teeth can put extra stress on supporting tissue, and failure to correct the problem can result in gum disease, loss of teeth and eventual need for dentures. The mouth is the gateway to the body and a bellwether of overall health: If your teeth and gums are healthy, your whole body has a better chance of being healthy, too.
Our adult patients certainly enjoy the improvement of their smiles, and many have told us the investment they made in orthodontics has brought life-changing results. Whether on a job interview, a first date, or just going through your day-to-day activities, your smile has an immediate impact on the way people perceive you. If you’re embarrassed about your teeth, people aren’t seeing the most confident and attractive version of you.