You’ve always felt unsure of whether or not braces were right for you. Either you thought they were out of your budget or that you weren’t a candidate for clear treatments like Invisalign, so you’ve just kept pushing the idea to the back of your mind. But it still keeps popping up. The truth is, you’ll never know what your options are until you see an orthodontist to talk about your unique smile characteristics.
Getting braces as an adult may seem like you’re late to the game, but it can be a beneficial investment for the lifelong health of your smile. Many conditions may actually be difficult — or almost impossible — to correct without first aligning the biting relationship of your teeth.
As you align the occlusion (bite) relationship, it makes it so that your jaw and teeth can work more efficiently from day to day. This reduces muscle strain, tooth wear, and simply makes it easier for you to clean around your teeth.
Most of our adult patients are in their 30s, 40s, and 50s, but it’s not uncommon to see seniors as well!
Teenagers are some of the most common patients that we see at our Watertown and Woodbury orthodontic offices. Dr. Mark Clauss understands how your tooth development, positioning, and self-confidence are all relative to one another. Not only that, but the alignment of your bite will have a significant impact on future dental conditions before they ever have the chance to develop.
If it helps any, you can tell your mom, dad, or other caregiver that Dr. Clauss offers free, no-pressure consultations for you to learn more about how we can help. No commitment is required.
The American Association of Orthodontists recommends that all children have their first orthodontic screening by the age of seven. It’s at this point that a mixture of permanent (adult) and primary (baby) teeth are both present. Early treatment may help to avoid more serious orofacial development problems later on.
Correct orthodontic treatment can help you better manage oral health problems and in turn improve it. Here are a few examples of conditions that may warrant an orthodontic referral from your family dentist:
Even if you brush your teeth daily, misaligned teeth can lead to oral health problems similar to the ones listed. Our menu of services encompasses the latest technologies available to straighten your bite in an efficient and predictable manner. We don’t just look at your teeth; your overall dental health is our biggest priority.
Whether or not you decide to move forward with any type of treatment is up to you, but you’ll never know what braces options are available until you ask. Call today to schedule a free visit with our orthodontic specialist.
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