Age is no barrier to beautiful orthodontic outcomes. Your own teeth in the best place possible is the ultimate in dentistry. “The best time to plant a tree is 20 years ago. The next best time is today.” Don’t let the smile you have put up with for all of your life be the standard for the rest of your life’s journey.
Adult orthodontic treatment is becoming increasingly common as patients discover the long-term aesthetic and functional benefits of having their own natural teeth orthodontically straightened to minimise future dental needs and radiate confident smiles. The main benefit – cosmetic appearance aside – is that straighter teeth often have less dental complications in the future.
This is because straight teeth:
- Are easier to clean
- Don’t trap food as easily
- Decrease your risk of gum disease
- Enable you to eat and chew effectively
Over 20% of our patients are adults. Many adults are choosing to receive treatment because they understand the importance of maintaining their health, and they want to feel better about their appearance.
For many adults, the thought of having metal braces is enough to discourage them from receiving treatment. However, today’s orthodontic treatment options offer a variety of braces and appliances that are comfortable, aesthetic, and customised to meet your needs. Types of appliances for adults include:
- Clear ceramic (porcelain) braces
Our practice recognises that adults and children have differing needs, and require a different level of attention and care. We will work with you to ensure that you receive the most appropriate treatment and that your needs are met with understanding and respect. We may need to work together with your dentist and other dental/ medical specialists to provide inter-disciplinary care for the best possible outcome.
What’s the best orthodontic solution for adults?
There are many aesthetic treatment options available to adults. Dr. Kebsch will explain all treatment options to help you to make the right choice for your particular problem and to suit your lifestyle.