Orthodontic treatment is often part of a comprehensive dental health care plan.
The goal of orthodontic treatment is a good bite—meaning straight teeth that mesh well with the teeth in the opposite jaw. A good bite makes it easier for you to bite, chew and speak. This can enhance your dental health and your overall health, and may even improve self-esteem.
"Affordable Braces Elk Grove" also offers treatment for adults.
Orthodontics is not only for kids, adults can also benefit greatly from having orthodontic treatment too. The benefits of orthodontic treatment for adults are very similar to those experienced by teenage patients, including:
Giving adults more aesthetically pleasing smiles
Correcting relapse of earlier orthodontic treatment
Closing gaps or spacing between teeth
Allowing for improved function and ability to chew foods
Improvement in oral hygiene by eliminating areas for plaque to accumulate.
Decreasing tooth wear caused by grinding or a misaligned bite
Advancements in techniques and materials have led to a rapid increase in adult orthodontics. Our adult patients seek treatment for a variety of reasons, such as wanting a more professional image, improving self-esteem and improving the function of the teeth and jaw.
Some of our patients have never had the opportunity for orthodontic treatment as children and are now seeking it for the first time. Other patients wore braces as teenagers, but have experienced relapse due to improper wear of retainers. A third group of adult orthodontic patients have previously uncorrectable problems, which are now treatable, thanks to the technological advancements in orthodontic care.
Orthodontic treatment can be successful at any age, and adults especially appreciate the benefits of a beautiful smile. One of every five patients in orthodontic treatment is over 21. New technologies have greatly reduced discomfort and frequency of office visits. Contact us for more information at (916) 694-1981.