Braces aren’t just for kids and teens; adult braces are also an option. At McGill Orthodontics in Easton and Stroudsburg, Pennsylvania, Jean Seibold McGill, DDS, MS, PC, and her team offer a wide range of orthodontic options for adults of all ages. When you’re ready to learn more, call the office to book a visit, or spend a few moments online to find a time that fits your schedule.
No matter where you are in life, it’s never too late to consider how braces can transform your smile. In fact, never before have adult braces been so popular! According to a survey conducted by the American Association of Orthodontists, as many as one out of every four people with braces are adults.
Thanks to advancements in dental technology, today’s adult braces options are far broader than when you were a child. Not long ago, all braces consisted of a series of metal brackets or bands, held together by a metal treatment wire.
Today’s options include far more streamlined metal braces and even clear brackets. We offer Insignia custom braces. Using this system allows Dr. McGill to straighten your teeth on the computer at the beginning of treatment and increases our efficiency. You might also choose to go with a clear aligners system like Invisalign® or Spark™, which allow you to straighten your smile using clear, removable trays.
One of the biggest benefits of adult braces is the chance to feel great about the appearance of your smile. An expansive body of evidence supports the fact that your smile is one of the first things people notice about you, and a big part of the lasting impressions you make.
A healthy, straight smile is an advantage in professional and personal settings. Once you complete your orthodontic treatment you emerge with a smile you’ll love sharing with the world.
There are also dental health issues to consider. Teeth that are not properly aligned are more difficult to clean. This increases your risk of problems like dental decay and gum disease.
A misaligned smile also means a misaligned bite. Your bite is the way your upper and lower teeth fit together when you bite down. Without proper alignment, your bite can place undue pressure on some of your teeth, causing wear and damage over time.
Just as no two smiles are ever identical, your orthodontic treatment plan is also unique and shaped to address your specific set of needs and goals. Thanks to advanced tools like digital impressions and treatment planning software, you can get an estimate of your treatment time during your free orthodontic consultation.
You have a great deal of control over your treatment timeline. Coming in for office visits as scheduled and adhering to treatment advice is a critical part of staying on track for a timely result.
If you choose clear aligners, the trays must be worn as prescribed in order to move your treatment plan forward. Forgetting to put your aligners back in after meals or brushing your teeth can lengthen your treatment time.
If you have additional questions about adult braces, book a visit at McGill Orthodontics online or by phone today.