Orthodontics for Adults

For adults who want to improve the appearance and health of their smiles, and to help prevent dental problems down the road, orthodontic treatment can often be a smart choice.

What are the benefits or orthodontics for adults?

A healthy smile plays an important role in daily life, both socially and when it comes to your overall health.

Orthodontic treatment can have an impact on your self-confidence. You may find yourself smiling for pictures more, laughing more heartily, and even start speaking up and sharing your thoughts and opinions more readily if those actions were being held back by your self-consciousness about your smile.

Orthodontic treatment can also have an impact on your oral and overall health. Teeth that have been treated by orthodontic treatments may be less likely to become damaged, and they’re also often easier to clean than misaligned teeth. Easier cleaning can prevent problems like decay, gingivitis, gum disease and bad breath.

A properly aligned bite can also result in less strain on the jaw muscles and joints, improving chewing and digestion.

While orthodontic treatment may seem costly at the outset, it improves your overall dental health. Because of this, it may help you avoid much more expensive dental procedures in the long run.

Am I too old for orthodontic treatment?

There is no age limit for orthodontic treatment! Adults will commonly get orthodontic treatment.

At Ridge Meadows Orthodontics, we treat adults, and even seniors on a regular basis. We can do this because the basic biological process that allows teeth to move is just about the same in all healthy individuals, regardless of age.

It’s never too late to improve the health and appearance of your smile with orthodontics!

How will having braces affect my daily activities?

Your braces will have a small impact on your daily work and leisure activities.

After an initial period of adaptation, during which your teeth will probably feel sensitive as they become accustomed to your new braces, you'll find that your daily life will be much like it was before you got braces.

The most significant difference often experiences is that you'll have to make some changes to your brushing and flossing routine.

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What are my options for more inconspicuous braces?

In-Ovation® System Braces - In-Ovation is a new, orthodontic system that offers orthodontic treatment with braces without relying on elastics and metal fasteners.

Invisalign® - Invisalign straightens your teeth without relying on wires and brackets, using a series of clear, customized, removable appliances called aligners. Each aligner is created from thin, clear plastic, which means it will be difficult for others to notice they are in your mouth.

Book your first orthodontic consultation today at myOrthodontist Maple Ridge.