We Make it Easier to Use Adult Orthodontics

Posted on: August 1, 2017

OrthodonticsPatients who visit our clinic for adult orthodontics often find that straightening teeth is easier than they imagined. With modern tools and orthodontic solutions, we transform smiles every day and in a way that is more comfortable and convenient than in years past. This is how we do it.

#1. We thoroughly examine patients

It is important to thoroughly examine patients and understand what the situation is with the position of the teeth and jaw very early on. We can prevent surprises with an understanding of what is likely to take place once teeth begin to move. As an orthodontist, we treat enough patients to have an idea of what will happen because of our extensive clinical experience. This is a major benefit to visiting an orthodontist over a traditional dentist.

#2. We create a treatment plan

We present options to patients and then create a thorough treatment plan that entails all steps along the journey from having crooked teeth and a misaligned jaw to a beautiful smile. This includes how frequently a patient will need to visit our clinic, at home care routines and adjustments that will take place within our office.

By following the plan, teeth are moved in a timely fashion and the process is far easier.

#3. We help patients stick with the plan and keep things on schedule

Adult orthodontics is highly effective but require sticking with a treatment plan and staying focused on what needs to be done. We provide tips and solutions to help patients keep things on track. Showing them how to care for braces at home and to maintain good oral health is part of this process, as is making recommendations that involve eating habits and daily routines.

Our goal is to equip patients with the tools, resources, and information they need to make positive choices and become a partner in straightening their teeth.

Adult orthodontics is diverse

There is no one-size-fits-all solution when it comes to adult orthodontics. Instead, we make recommendations for how to straighten teeth based on the current position of the teeth and the patient’s lifestyle. Things like their favorite foods or how frequently they need to make a presentation at work are all factored into the equation.

For example, someone who has to make presentations on a regular basis and is concerned about their appearance will be best served by wearing clear aligners or clear ceramic braces that do not stand out. Some of the options we offer are:

  • Metal braces
  • Clear ceramic braces
  • Aligners
  • Lingual braces

People looking for a durable solution that requires less time thinking or planning ahead will best benefit from metal braces because of how durable they are. These are the type of things that come out in conversation so it is important to be as detailed as possible when discussing any concerns or lifestyle obligations. This allows us to make a treatment recommendation that will be the most convenient.

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Discover what your options are by scheduling an examination today.

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