Adult Orthodontics

Adults often question if they are candidates for orthodontics and the answer is a definitive yes; it is never too late to address neglected teeth that are in need of orthodontic treatment.adult orthodontics Mesa

Crooked, misaligned teeth are more difficult to take care of and keep clean. With straight teeth, the results include healthier teeth with reduced chances of gum loss and decay. Also when the jaw is misaligned, teeth do not line up properly and can result in advanced wear of the tooth surfaces eventually leading to possible denture need. Straight teeth reduce or eliminate many additional oral health risks.

One way in which adult orthodontics is different from children’s orthodontics is that unlike children, adult’s bones are not in a state of change. Because of this difference there is slight increase in treatment time for the bones to shift. To counteract the increased treatment time, there are many advancements in orthodontic braces that result in reduced treatment time and are still esthetically pleasing. If you live in or around Mesa, call to schedule an appointment with us today to find out more about adult orthodontics and if they can improve your oral health.

Six Month Smiles®

A beautiful smile is a priceless feature that few people are born with. For years, braces have been the standard treatment for misaligned teeth, slowly moving them into a more functional and aesthetically pleasing position. Though orthodontic treatment is often administered during childhood, there are many adults who are unhappy and embarrassed of their smiles. They could turn to traditional braces, but few adults want to spend a year or more with an overly obvious oral appliance interrupting their personal and professional lives. Thanks to Six Month Smiles®, they don’t have to.

What is Six Month Smiles®?

Six Month Smiles® is a modern alternative to traditional braces and highly invasive cosmetic procedures. This treatment just as discreet as other adult orthodontic systems like clear aligner trays, but it is also just as effective as traditional metal braces are for straightening teeth. Patients achieve visual subtlety without sacrificing long term results.

With Six Month Smiles®, specially designed clear brackets and tooth-colored wires are applied to the teeth the same way that traditional braces are. The result is an inconspicuous and low-key appliance that is barely visible to others. The average Six Month Smiles® patient will achieve desirable results at a more affordable price than the cost of dental veneers, traditional braces, or aligner therapy.

The average treatment with Six Month Smiles® is just half a year, making it a quick and easy solution for orthodontic correction. The shortened treatment time is made possible by an emphasis on straightening the teeth most visible in a smile, rather than attempting to correct the position of a patient’s bite. This makes the treatment more comfortable and less risky than traditional braces.

Is Six Month Smiles® Right for You?

If you have oral imperfections that bother you or cause you to be self-conscious, you may be a candidate for Six Month Smiles®. Most adults over the age of 15 qualify and are pleased with the results of their treatment. Don’t spend your life covering your mouth when you talk or clenching your lips together when you smile. Contact us today to find out more about Six Month Smiles and whether it’s right for you!

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