When adults are evaluated for treatment we take a few things into consideration when choosing the best type of treatment suitable for them. First, we have to decide which type of treatment would achieve your goals most time efficiently and functionally. Once we have defined your goals and you have properly been evaluated, then we can decide the best vehicle for you. A couple of options most commonly used with Adults are Invisalign or traditional braces with a low profile ceramic bracket.
Is it worth it to get orthodontics later in life? We feel it is never to late to Discover Your Smile. What is important is that you are happy with the way your teeth look, but most importantly that your teeth are functioning properly. Teeth will always want to move and will continue to move as long as you live.
Ask yourself, how are the teeth functioning? Keeping your teeth healthy should be your goal. Due to the continual shifting throughout ones' life, you may notice that you now have discomfort chewing, jaw tenderness, have developed TMJ, or find that food gets trapped more frequently making it hard to keep your teeth clean. These are all functional issues that could endanger the longevity of your teeth.
A good healthy smile is more than just straight teeth, it means that your teeth are wearing evenly and you're able to keep them clean and cavity free. Orthodontics would then play a part in aligning your teeth, correcting your bite, and giving you not only a beautiful smile, but a healthy one.
At Dr. Rudman's office, we see many adult patients - give us a call today!