Millions of people in the United States and Canada are currently being treated by members of the American Association of Orthodontists (AAO). One in five patients is an adult. Orthodontic treatment moves teeth in the same way for a 75-year old as it does for a 13-year old. Dr. Huynh, an orthodontist practicing in the Cypress area, reminds those considering orthodontic treatment that healthy teeth can be moved at almost any age.
Adults need not shy away from treatment because of their ages. If someone is self-conscious about their smile, orthodontic treatment can provide adults with the same benefits younger patients enjoy. Less visible orthodontic materials have made adult orthodontic treatment increasingly popular in recent years.
Some malocclusions (bad bites) may get worse if left untreated. If treatment is recommended, there are a number of options available today that make it less noticeable than it was in the past.
At Finesse Orthodontics we have seen how orthodontic treatment at later stages in life can dramatically improve your personal appearance and self-esteem. Improving the health of your teeth and gums is equally important. Crooked teeth and a bad bite can contribute to gum and bone loss, tooth decay, abnormal wear of the tooth enamel and surfaces, headaches and jaw joint (TMJ/TMD) pain.
We offer a variety of treatments that are designed for adults. A new smile can begin today. Your options may include metal braces, translucent braces or transparent aligners to improve a wide range in cases of misaligned teeth.