Well now the grown-ups can have a piece of the action!
Here are some of the positive things about modern adult orthodontic treatments and why it might be something that you can seriously think about these days.
1. You are not alone…
Adult treatments are routine now…you probably know someone who has had one. At Cleveland Orthodontics we see a lot of adult patients…so much so that we now have a dedicated (nice and quiet) adult waiting room!
2. …or too old.
Teeth can be moved at any age as long as the teeth and gums are in a healthy condition. Braces can be fitted to mums and dads, to grandmas and granddads .
3. We can work around what you’ve got.
We can usually fit braces if you have crowns, bridges, implants or root fillings. So don’t worry if you have a lifetime of dental work.
4. Out with old, in with the new
If you have old crowns or bridges that you are not happy with we may be able to plan for them to replaced by your dentist after your brace treatment.
5. We have the technology!
White ceramic braces, white wires…even techniques such as Invisalign where you can take your “braces” in and out. These modern approaches mean that you don’t have to wear metal “train tracks” if you don’t want to.
6. The benefits to you
There are a number of ways that brace treatments can be a good thing. Sometimes we can improve the health of teeth by making them straighter and easier to clean. Or we can correct the way the teeth bite together to stop them wearing down so quickly.
Sometimes it is simply that our patients will feel happier with their teeth looking nicer.
And the downside?
It does take time. Sometimes a few months, sometimes several, maybe a year or two. It depends on how much “work” we need to do!
Orthodontic treatment is not a “quick” treatment like having a filling placed or a crown fitted.
But maybe that’s not such a bad thing.
Moving teeth around into a healthy position, making sure the teeth bite together correctly, planning replacement dental work…this all needs to be planned carefully and carried out expertly. And that takes a bit of time.
“Quick” brace treatments can work, but are not appropriate for everyone.
Specialist orthodontists have had many years of training and will be able to advise you on whether treatment is right for you and on which technique will be most appropriate.
About Cleveland Orthodontics
Our specialist-led practice has been established since 1996 and provides brace treatment to people of all ages from across the North East, including Middlesbrough, Yarm, Stockton-on-Tees , Billingham and Redcar.
We offer NHS orthodontic treatment for children and a range of modern white and “invisible” braces for adults of all ages such as Invisalign. FREE consultations are available…you can either telephone for an appointment on 01642 243 020 or book through our website.
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