People of all ages want straight teeth and a beautiful smile. It is not uncommon for adults over the age of 21 to look into orthodontic treatment to improve their smile. There are a number of different progressive treatment options that makes getting braces as an adult in Surrey and Delta easier than ever. Most adults seeking treatment are simply wanting to feel better about their smile, and in many cases, the time it takes to achieve that new smile is worth the time wearing braces. Dr. Maduke and Dr. Bulat in Surrey can consult with you about your options and provide you with a customized treatment plan for adult orthodontics.
Getting ready for treatment.
There are many reasons why you may be seeking care as an adult such as wisdom teeth coming in and shifting alignment or maybe you didn’t have the option of orthodontic treatment as a teenager. Braces can straighten teeth, close gaps between teeth, and give you a better bite by aligning your jaw. Adults must have healthy bones and gums before starting orthodontics; if you have gum disease, it must be taken care of before embarking on a treatment plan. As far as your age, it is never too late for a healthy smile, as long as your bones and gums are healthy enough to withstand the forces of movement.
Figuring out the options.
- Regular braces: This traditional method is when your orthodontist glues brackets to your teeth and connects them with a wire. Generally by tightening the wire every 4-6 weeks your teeth and jaw will slowly move into place. If you don’t like the look of metal brackets, ceramic braces might be another option.
- Invisalign: These are clear plastic aligners that fit over your teeth. You can take them out to eat, brush, and floss. Wearing Invisalign is convenient and comfortable for most adults.
- Veneers: A thin, tooth-colored layer of porcelain is fitted to go on top of your existing teeth. Veneers are a way to fix small, chipped, or stained teeth.
If you are considering adult orthodontics and live in the Surrey/Delta area, contact Dr. Maduke or Dr. Bulat for a consultation.