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Adult Orthodontics

Tailored Adult Orthodontic Services at Our Dental Clinic in Richmond

Orthodontic Treatment for Adults

Orthodontic treatment is no longer just for teens. In fact, the Canadian Association of Orthodontists states that one in five orthodontic patients is over the age of 21.

 

Many adults are choosing to receive treatment because they understand the importance of maintaining their health, and they want to feel better about their appearance. Adults everywhere are taking advantage of the opportunity to receive orthodontic care at our dental clinic in Richmond, and now you can too.

Common reasons why adults are considering orthodontic treatment

Treatment Options for Adults

For many adults, the thought of having metal braces is enough to discourage them from seeking treatment. However, today’s orthodontic treatment options offer a variety of braces and appliances that are comfortable, aesthetic, and customized to meet your needs. Types of braces include:

The difference between adult orthodontics and orthodontics for children and teens

The main difference between treating adults and children or teens is that the jawbones of younger patients are still developing. For adults, these bones have stopped growing, which may make orthognathic surgery necessary to align the jawbones. Other differences include:

Our practice also recognizes that adults and children have different needs, and require different levels of attention and care. We will work with you to ensure you receive the most appropriate treatments, and your needs are met with understanding and respect from us.

Why should you consider orthodontic treatment?

To learn more about the benefits of adult orthodontics, please contact our practice to schedule an appointment. We understand you have a busy schedule, and we will work with you to make sure each office visit is as convenient as possible.

Adult Orthodontics FAQs

Yes, adult orthodontics is increasingly common. The benefits include improved oral health, enhanced aesthetics, and the correction of bite issues, contributing to a confident smile.

Adult orthodontics can address a range of issues, including misaligned teeth, overcrowding, bite irregularities, and jaw alignment. Modern orthodontic options offer discreet and effective solutions for adults.

There is no upper age limit for orthodontic treatment. Adults of any age can benefit from orthodontics, and the treatment plan is customized based on individual needs and preferences.

Adults can choose from traditional braces, clear aligners, and other discreet options. Clear aligners, in particular, provide a nearly invisible way to straighten teeth, making them popular among adult patients.

The duration of adult orthodontic treatment varies based on individual cases. On average, it may take 18 to 24 months. Results are typically permanent, but proper retention, including the use of retainers, is essential to maintain the achieved alignment.

Yes, adults with existing dental work can undergo orthodontic treatment. The orthodontist will consider any dental work during the treatment planning process and customize the approach to achieve optimal results.

Lifestyle adjustments are minimal, and adults can maintain their regular activities. Proper oral hygiene practices, including regular brushing, flossing, and orthodontic check-ups, are crucial for success during adult orthodontic treatment.

Many orthodontic practices offer financing options to make treatment more accessible. While insurance coverage for adult orthodontics varies, it’s advisable to check with both the orthodontic office and insurance provider to explore available options.

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