Adult TreatmentImproving your smile is one of the most valuable investments you can make to improve your overall appearance, self-confidence and oral health—at any age.
'We are seeing more and more adult patients these days because we offer less noticeable treatment options and new techniques that shorten treatment time' says Dr. Chapman. 'Most adults realize that investing in a smile makeover can improve your appearance, self-confidence and oral health…plus provide significant social and professional benefits.'
Some adults have reservations about getting treatment. Their most common concerns are the length of time in treatment and the appearance of a mouth full of metal. At Chapman Orthodontics, we specialize in treatment options that address both of these concerns. We offer clear braces, clear aligners or lingual (behind the teeth) braces. Each of these high-tech options is comfortable, aesthetic, proven and customized to meet your specific needs.
Healthy teeth can be moved at any age. We’ve successfully treated patients from 7 to 87 years of age. However, orthodontic treatment for adults can be a little different in two important respects:
- The growth and development of the jaws is complete in adults, so changes in actual jaw structure can't be accomplished with orthodontic appliances in the same way they can with a growing child.
- Periodontal (gum) disease is more prevalent in adults than in children. If your gum tissues are not healthy during orthodontics, bone loss can result and weaken the long-term prognosis of your teeth, so any gum disease must be brought under control before orthodontic treatment begins.