You may have always wanted braces when you were a child. Thankfully, it is never too late to get the healthy and beautiful smile you have always wanted. Successful orthodontic treatment can occur at any age, which means you are never too old to get braces or aligners. There are orthodontists who are members of the American Association of Orthodontists (AAO) who will consult with you on the best course of action to take to move your teeth to the ideal position.
Orthodontists typically deal with more issues when treating adults than they would face when treating children or teenagers. Dental disease, missing teeth, fillings, and worn or misshapen teeth are just some of the issues orthodontists deal with when treating adults. The bone tissue is also denser, which increases the amount of time it takes to have the teeth move to their proper place. Orthodontists have the training to treat people with all types of conditions. Orthodontists who are members of the AAO have years of formal training at accredited dental schools and up to three years of additional training in an accredited orthodontic residency program. They have the experience and expertise to handle your orthodontic treatment.
The average orthodontic treatment for adults is approximately 22 months, and visits are scheduled every six to eight weeks. An orthodontist will use braces or aligners to gradually reposition your teeth over time to their proper place. If you are a little embarrassed about having braces, then you can request “appliances” that are a little more inconspicuous. For instance, you can have braces that match the color of your teeth, or you can have braces placed behind your teeth. You can also have clear aligners. Aligners are trays that are placed over the teeth and move the teeth to their proper location like braces. A skilled and experienced Cypress TX Orthodontist, such as Dr. Creed will have access to a variety of appliances and will use the right appliance that fits your needs.
You can have better-functioning teeth, improved dental health, and higher self-confidence at any age with a modest investment in time. Regardless of your age, the smile you have always wanted is available. Choosing an AAO orthodontist will give you the peace-of-mind that they are experienced in orthodontics and dentofacial orthopedic and can give you the smile you have always wanted.