Just because you are past the age of tooth development doesn’t mean it’s too late for orthodontic care. More and more adults are using orthodontics to achieve a beautiful smile every day. At the Doral & Miami Centers for Orthodontics, we are proud to offer orthodontic care to men and women living in Miami Springs, Kendall, Hialeah, and the nearby areas of Florida.
Why Should Adults Consider Orthodontic Treatment?
Many adults who have never had orthodontic treatment in the past are now considering orthodontic treatment to correct their smile. With orthodontic treatment, patients can achieve a straight, beautiful smile that helps them feel more confident and attractive. Most adults consider orthodontic treatment for the following reasons:
- Misaligned teeth that are crowded or spaced apart
- Malocclusion, or teeth not fitting together when biting
- Jaw pain
- Poorly aligned teeth that affect oral health
What Treatment Options Are Available for Adults?
Braces are the most common orthodontic treatment, but metal braces can discourage adults from receiving orthodontic care because of how they might look. The Doral & Miami Centers for Orthodontics offer several braces alternatives that can be customized to meet each patient’s unique needs. These treatments include:
During your appointment, we will help you determine the best braces solution for your situation. Each treatment varies in duration and appearance, allowing patients to customize their treatment to fit their needs.
What is the Difference Between Adult Orthodontics and Children Orthodontics?
The largest difference between orthodontics for adults and children is that an adult’s jaw is fully developed. In younger patients, the jaw bone is still growing, allowing more flexibility in treatment. Unfortunately, this means that adults may require orthognathic surgery to correct any issues with the jaw. Adults are also more likely to have gum or bone loss, missing or worn teeth, and previous incomplete orthodontic treatments. These issues may require different approaches that aren’t typically used for children’s orthodontics. Whatever your specific needs may be, the Doral & Miami Centers for Orthodontics recognize that you require a different level of attention and care than our younger patients. We are happy to provide our adult patients with the appropriate treatments and help them achieve the smile they’ve always wanted.
If you are an adult considering orthodontic care for any reason, contact us today to schedule your initial appointment. We specialize in many orthodontic techniques that are perfectly suitable for your lifestyle. The Doral & Miami Centers for Orthodontics welcomes patients from Miami Springs, Kendall, Hialeah, and the surrounding areas of Florida.