It’s never too late to straighten your smile, which is why Flanders Pediatric Dentistry & Orthodontics offers exceptional orthodontics for adults. If you want to finally get your teeth in alignment or correct your malocclusion, schedule a visit with the team at their state-of-the-art clinic in Flanders, New Jersey. You can book your visit by calling the office or scheduling online.
Orthodontics for adults is functionally identical to orthodontics for patients of any age. According to the American Association of Orthodontists, 1 in 5 orthodontic patients is over 21 years old, and there have been incredible developments in recent years that make orthodontic treatments for adults easier, quicker, and more effective.
No matter how old you are, a straight smile and a properly aligned bite are better for your oral health.
For one, a perfectly aligned smile is more cosmetically pleasing, and straightening your teeth can give you more confidence and make you more likely to want to share your smile with the world.
Orthodontic treatment can have a number of benefits for your oral health, as well. Properly aligned teeth are easier to keep clean, which means the straighter your smile, the less likely you are to develop oral conditions like tooth decay and gum disease.
A straight smile also does a better job at evenly distributing the force in your bite, which improves your chewing function and reduces your susceptibility to jaw conditions like temporomandibular joint (TMJ) disorder.
It can also prevent excessive wear-and-tear on areas of your smile that a misalignment would otherwise damage.
Flanders Pediatric Dentistry & Orthodontics offers a wide selection of different orthodontic treatments for adults, including:
Traditional metal braces are one of the most reliable ways to straighten your teeth. Today’s braces are much smaller and smoother than they used to be, making them much more comfortable and effective in straightening your smile.
Clear braces are identical in function to traditional metal braces, but they use brackets that are made from ceramic or porcelain. Ceramic and porcelain blend in with the natural color of your teeth, giving you a less conspicuous approach to your orthodontic treatment.
Lingual braces bond to the back (lingual) side of your teeth, virtually obscuring them in your smile. They’re for more mild and simpler cases.
Invisalign straightens your smile with a series of clear plastic aligners that are comfortable on your teeth and virtually invisible in your mouth.
Start straightening your smile today by scheduling an adult orthodontics consultation with the team at Flanders Pediatric Dentistry & Orthodontics. You can book your visit by calling the office or scheduling an appointment online.