Adults often question if they are candidates for orthodontics and the
answer is a definitive yes; it is never too late to address neglected
teeth that are in need of orthodontic treatment.
Crooked, misaligned teeth are more difficult to take care of and keep
clean. With straight teeth, the results include healthier teeth with
reduced chances of gum loss and decay. Also when the jaw is misaligned,
teeth do not line up properly and can result in advanced wear of the
tooth surfaces eventually leading to possible denture need. Straight
teeth reduce or eliminate many additional oral health risks.
One way in which adult orthodontics is different from childrenís
orthodontics is that unlike children, adultís bones are not in a state
of change. Because of this difference there is slight increase in
treatment time for the bones to shift. To counteract the increased
treatment time, there are many advancements in orthodontic braces that
result in reduced treatment time and are still esthetically pleasing.
If you live in or around Tarzana, call to schedule an appointment with us
today to find out more about adult orthodontics and if they can improve
your oral health.
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