Get a Straight Smile At Any Age
You’re never too old to benefit from orthodontic treatment. Today, adults make up about one in every five orthodontic patients.
Never Been a Better Time for Adult Orthodontics
Let’s face it; not everyone is excited about starting orthodontic treatment as an adult.
Maybe you remember awkward moments in middle school and high school as your friends struggled with their braces and headgear, and cringe at the thought of reliving those moments with your co-workers or significant other.
You may also be worried about how much it may hurt and cost. Nordberg Orthodontics has good news for you.
More adults are seeking orthodontic treatment than ever before. When you learn how fast and comfortable modern orthodontics are, you may be one of them.
It's a good time to be an adult seeking orthodontic treatment, here’s why:
Orthodontic treatment can help correct crooked teeth or spaces that you’ve been self-conscious about for years. It can give you the confidence and pride that come with straight teeth and a great smile.
Your Teeth Can Shift
Believe it or not, your teeth don’t stop moving in adolescence. Teeth that seemed straight and aligned in youth could have shifted later in life. This can lead to jaw pain, trouble brushing, or a smile you’re unhappy with.
Speed and Efficiency
Orthodontic treatment is getting faster. Modern appliances are custom-made for you and allow for very specific tooth movements, so you don’t waste any time working on your new smile.
Maintaining Dental Health
If you leave misaligned teeth untreated, you may end up with other dental problems such as tooth decay and gum disease. You may also notice difficulty chewing or abnormal wear on the surface of your teeth.
As an adult patient, you may be looking to correct just a few crooked teeth that have always bothered you. This is called limited treatment. We'll be happy to sit down with you and chat about the trade-offs of your individual needs.
We can often help our patients find a great deal of satisfaction with a limited amount of treatment. Contact us to find out more information about your own scenario.
Modern orthodontic appliances are much more esthetic than ever before. Braces can be clear or nearly "invisible." Sometimes we can even "hide" the braces on the inside of the mouth. Clear aligners are an incredibly popular category for adult treatment.
While not every patient is a good candidate for clear aligner therapy, the list of disqualified patients is shrinking every year. Regardless of which type of treatment you pursue, your friends may have to stare at your teeth to find out you're in treatment. It's a great time to start treatment!
Protect Your Smile Investment
If you've finally decided to go for it and pursue orthodontic treatment, you want to know that you'll be able to protect your smile investment.
Our orthodontic research and literature are chock-full of information about keeping teeth straight once we get them there.
We offer many different retainer options to fit your circumstances. We'll help you find the peace of mind to know you'll be able to keep your smile looking beautiful for decades to come!
Adult Orthodontics FAQ
Start your journey towards a healthy new smile today and schedule your free consultation with Dr. Nordberg.
Let's talk about your orthodontic options and develop a treatment plan that's customized to your needs and smile goals.