Many parents that visit our office in Oakville wonder whether orthodontic treatment is just for children and teens, or if there is still time for them to straighten their teeth. Fortunately, there is no age limit to the benefit from orthodontic treatment! In fact, more and more adults are having orthodontic treatment in order to improve the look and health of their smile. The reason is that your bones are always changing, no matter your age, and therefore it is possible to apply gentle pressure on your teeth in order to correct their placement.
If you notice that your teeth are crooked, crowded, or stick out in a way that affects the way your teeth look and work, then you should consider visiting our office in Oakville. Here at Oak Hill Orthodontics we specialize in braces and clear braces for children, teens, and adults.
Sometimes adults worry about their appearance, and the way they would look if they were to wear braces. Now, if you are concerned about the way your teeth may look while in treatment, new technology has made it possible to correct your teeth without the need to wear braces. Here at Oak Hill Orthodontics we also specialize in an advanced clear aligner system (Invisalign technology), which uses no brackets or wires, and which is probably the number one treatment choice by adults. You can wear these removable aligners, or clear braces, 24/7, removing them in order to eat, or when needed for business meetings or for special occasions. These trays are not only removable, but completely unnoticeable! You won’t have to worry about what your customers or coworkers might think!
Remember that it is important to get orthodontic treatment regardless of your age, as it will improve not only the look of your smile, but also the health of your mouth as well. Straight teeth are easier to clean, and therefore less likely to develop cavities or gum disease.
It is also important to consider treatment, even if you are an adult, because the actual position of your teeth and jaws has an effect on your bite, and if they are not straight, it is affecting the way you function. If left untreated, it may have more serious consequences in the future, such as excessive wearing down of teeth, muscle tension and pain, and as said above, because crowded and crooked teeth are harder to clean, your chance of getting cavities and gum disease increases.
Take some time, and look at your teeth in front of the mirror searching for:
Crooked or misaligned teeth that interfere with a healthy bite.
Larger spaces in between your teeth.
Or if you simply do not like the look of your smiles and would prefer teeth that look straighter.
If you noticed anything that you don’t like, call us for your complimentary consultation.