There are a number of reasons why adults choose to undertake orthodontic treatments. They may want to boost their self -esteem and get the smile that they have always dreamed of. Giving them the confidence to smile openly in photographs and when meeting new people both in their professional and business life. For a lot of adults, they may not have had access to treatment when they were young, or they undertook treatment as a child but their teeth may have started to shift later on in life depending on things such as a missing tooth, or wisdom teeth pushing through.
A lot of adults are not too keen on having traditional metal braces. With today’s modern technology however, there are now other options for adults that wish to improve their smile and their bite.
Today, orthodontic treatment is a viable option for almost any adult. In today's society, one in five orthodontic patients is an adult and this number will continue to grow. With advancements in orthodontic treatment, you have many options available to you that will fit in with your current lifestyle.
Yes. Some people notice a difference within a few weeks. How soon you see changes will depend on your smile and bite to begin with. Talk to your orthodontist about what you can expect to see and if you have any concerns, they will be able to answer all your questions.
All of our orthodontist practices offer interest free payment plans that you can utilise. The plans are genuinely interest-free and flexible. Speak to your orthodontic practice about the different payment options available.
Treatment can take anywhere from 3 months to up to 2 years or so. The time will vary from person to person and your orthodontist will be able to advise you at your consultation.
Although veneers provide a quick and easy solution, they might not be suitable in the long run. Veneers are purely a cosmetic fix, while braces will rectify the alignment of your teeth, improve your bite, and prevent further damage from occurring. If you’ve had crooked teeth for quite a while you might need tooth build-ups at the end of your treatment to repair the damage caused by your bite. Having orthodontic treatment first, followed by (optional) build-ups will provide you with a great result and excellent long term oral health.
At your consultation your orthodontist will be able to advise you of the ideal treatment for you, and advise if you have more than one option for treatment. Your initial consultation will be all about deciding the best treatment for you. You will have x-rays, photos and records taken and you will be able to discuss your concerns with the orthodontist one on one.