Adult Orthodontics: What Can Orthodontics Do for My Smile?

While many children and adolescents have orthodontic treatment to help guide the teeth and jaws into proper position as early as possible, adults can also significantly benefit from procedures that can straighten their teeth and improve their bite. In fact, orthodontic treatments are quite popular among adults who want to address lifelong concerns and smile with greater confidence!

Many adults consider orthodontic treatment to correct:

Teeth Misalignment

Large gaps and spaces, as well as teeth that appear “crooked,” can be effectively re-positioned with orthodontic treatment. Bringing your teeth into better alignment can have a remarkable and comprehensive effect on your smile, and even improve the function of your teeth.

Teeth Crowding

Teeth that are “crowded,” or bunched up together in certain areas of the mouth, can be addressed with a number of orthodontic options. These teeth can be realigned to improve spacing and enhance their appearance.

Bite Irregularities

Orthodontics can resolve an array of common bite issues that affect the facial appearance and the ability to chew food properly. Some types of bite irregularities can also cause excessive wear on the teeth and lead to TMJ Disorder, headaches, and problems with hearing. Treatment for overbite, underbite, crossbite, and other teeth and jaw issues that may have a negative effect on the bite can often provide dramatic improvements in an individual’s oral health, function, appearance, and day-to-day life.

Thompson Center for Dentistry offers a range of options for both adults and children that can effectively correct orthodontic concerns. Plus, many of our treatments are designed with discretion in mind. Certain types of braces and innovative procedures such as Invisalign® offer you the ability to undergo treatment with options that are less visible on the teeth.

Please don’t hesitate to contact our practice with any questions you may have about our orthodontic procedures, or to schedule a consultation.