Is Orthodontics Suitable For You?
If you have an orthodontic issue you can benefit from treatment at almost any age. The perfect time for treatment is usually in the early teens because the teeth and jaw tend to be the most receptive to change. However, because traditional braces can be somewhat challenging for a child to accept at a time they already feel self-conscious, it may be that treatment is delayed. It is important to understand that braces are the most discreet they have ever been and traditional braces are not as obvious as they used to be. Alternatively, there are also clear braces to consider for children with suitable dental issues, which are nearly invisible and may be a great choice if your child is particularly self-conscious.
It Is Never Too Late To Have A Straight Smile
Although orthodontic treatment is beneficial in your teens, it doesn't mean it isn't suitable for adults. More and more adults are now taking advantage of the discreet teeth straightening options currently available. Teeth can be corrected at almost any age whether that is for practical or cosmetic reasons.
Common reasons for teeth straightening include:
- Misaligned teeth
- Crowded teeth
- Gappy teeth
- Anterior bite, underbite, crossbite or overbite
- A combination of orthodontic issues
These issues can affect speech, aesthetics, oral hygiene and the confidence of the patient. With modern discreet teeth straightening options, adults can finally have the straight smile they have always wanted!
Which Is The Right Treatment For You?
Your orthodontist will know which treatment is right for your needs, and usually there will be a choice of treatments available to you. Some may be more expensive and take less time, some may take a long time and be more of a commitment – it all depends on the desired results and the type of issue we need to solve. One thing you can be sure of is a clear explanation of your options, what they involve and how much they cost, so you can make an informed choice that is right for you.