Many adults realize that it’s never too late to benefit from having a healthy, beautiful smile. In fact, the American Association of Orthodontists (AAO) reports that as of 2016, nearly 1.7 million adults in the US and Canada were receiving treatment from members of the AAO. If you’d like to discuss your treatment options, schedule a complimentary consultation with Dr. Rick today!
Orthodontic treatments like braces are part of a comprehensive dental plan to keep your teeth healthy and prevent the risk of future dental problems in your adult years. Thanks to advancements in orthodontic technology, many sophisticated treatments are available to fit your case and your lifestyle.
Let’s take a closer look at the treatment options available at Risinger Orthodontics:
Metal braces are a reliable and effective treatment method. These traditional braces use brackets that attach to your teeth, archwires that connect to the brackets, and elastic bands that direct the movement of your teeth. Fortunately, innovations in stainless steel technology have made metal braces smaller and lighter weight without losing strength. If you decide to move forward with metal braces, Dr. Rick will assess your progress during regular check-ins and adjust the wires to shift your teeth into the desired position.
Clear ceramic braces offer a more discreet treatment option than traditional metal braces. They have the same components as metal braces and work the same way, but they use clear ceramic brackets that blend into your teeth. We also use durable composite material that helps alleviate concerns about staining and/or breaking ceramic components.
Invisalign aligners are practically invisible, custom-made plastic trays for your teeth. You receive new trays every two weeks to help contour your smile. Dr. Rick is an Invisalign Diamond Plus Provider. The stunning results he achieves with Invisalign means he ranks in the top 1% of Invisalign providers in the US.
Investing in the long-term health of your teeth is vital at any age. Adults aged from 18 to 80+ can have issues to address. Some issues include:
Treating these issues can improve your oral health and increase your self-assurance. Ignoring these issues can lead to more severe problems, such as tooth decay, periodontal disease, problems chewing, and oral injuries.
What Are the Drawbacks of Getting Braces as an Adult?
Orthodontic care can provide excellent results for patients of all ages. According to the American Association of Orthodontists (AAO), one in four orthodontic patients is older than 18. With more adults seeking support for bite issues, there are a few things to consider:
Dr. Rick has helped many adult patients achieve a healthy, beautiful smile. If you’re curious if braces or Invisalign are right for you, schedule a consultation appointment. Our friendly and knowledgeable staff can provide you all the information you need to get started on the healthy smile journey.