Do you hate smiling because your teeth are crooked? If you have avoided orthodontic treatment because you didn’t want to draw more attention to your problem with a mouth full of metal, there’s good news for you. Today, there are more options to quickly and discretely straighten your teeth than ever before.
Adults who didn’t undergo orthodontic treatment as adolescents may find that their malocclusions have negatively affected their oral health. But for many adults, the idea of wearing standard metal braces isn’t appealing. At Keenan Orthodontics, we offer numerous ways for adults to get the beautiful and healthy smiles they deserve, without the metal-mouth look commonly associated with braces.
The American Association of Orthodontists estimates that today, one in five orthodontic patients is actually an adult. At Keenan Orthodontics we realize this and offer numerous options to provide a more functional smile. We have lots of experience is treating minor, moderate to severe cases.
Clear and ceramic braces work in the same way traditional metal braces do, however, they offer a more aesthetically pleasing look. Ceramic braces match the colour of your teeth, so they blend in much better than metal brackets would.
Invisalign took the orthodontic world by storm when it was first introduced, and the technology is better than ever. Invisalign consists of a series of clear aligners that work to gently guide the teeth into their proper locations. Each set of aligners is worn for up to two weeks and are designed for each individual patient.
“Patients love Invisalign because it is highly individualized treatment that fits into their lifestyles,” says Dr. Peter Keenan. “The aligners are not only comfortable, they are also removable. That means patients can take them out when eating, drinking and brushing their teeth. But when worn the prescribed amount of time, the gentle force they exert gently guides the teeth into their ideal positions.”
While there are more options than ever before to straighten your smile as an adult, it is important to remember that there are some differences between orthodontic treatment as an adolescent and as an adult. A consultation with an orthodontist will determine the best course of treatment for you.
At Keenan Orthodontics, we know and understand the unique challenges facing our adult patients. We have the knowledge, skill and technology to give you the smile of your dreams. Together, we can create an individualized treatment plan that will meet your needs through the most appropriate treatment options.
To learn more about the benefits of adult orthodontics, contact our practice to schedule a consultation. We understand that you have a busy schedule, and we will work with you to make sure each office visit is as convenient as possible.