ADULT ORTHODONTIC TREATMENT
December 30, 2021
Today, one out of every four orthodontic patients is an adult.
It’s never too late to begin orthodontic treatment! The Inspired Orthodontics team has the training and expertise to treat adults with consistency and efficiency, understand the nuances of moving teeth while protecting the gums, bones, and joints. Our orthodontists in Seattle and Bellevue have extensive training in treating simple and complex cases with both braces and clear aligners.
HEALTHY TEETH CAN BE MOVED AT ANY AGE
You’re never too old for braces. However, orthodontic treatment for adults is different from treatment for children. Adult jaws are no longer growing, so the orthodontic treatment plans are not the same. Additionally, the bones, gums, and TMJs respond differently to treatment. Leaving teeth misaligned may lead to additional dental difficulties such as tooth decay, gum disease, and difficulty chewing.
Surgical cases and airway treatment
We have a greater understanding of sleep apnea and airway today. Many sleep and airway-related issues stem from underlying discrepancies in the jaws. If we can get the jaws in the right place, we can open up the airway – helping patients breathe easier, sleep restfully, and experience a better quality of life.
Have you been told that you need jaw surgery but do not want to pursue it? Our practice offers multiple newer and innovative ways to create alignment in a stable and predictable way while avoiding jaw surgery.
Orthodontic treatment for adults creates a better bite, making teeth fit better and decreasing the risk of future dental problems regardless of age. Advances in orthodontic treatment have made correcting misaligned teeth more comfortable and less noticeable than ever for people of all ages. If you are unhappy with your smile or sleep quality and want to make a change, call the Inspired Orthodontics office in Seattle or Bellevue today!