At one time, many people believed braces were “just for kids”. Today, of the thousands of Canadians currently in orthodontic treatment, more than one of every four is over 21 years of age (source: Canadian Association of Orthodontists). Adults can especially appreciate the benefits of a confident, beautiful smile. In addition, evidence is mounting on the importance of straight teeth in maintaining overall health. Benefits of straight teeth include easier and better oral hygiene, and reduced predisposition to gum and bone loss, cavities and abnormal wear of enamel. Alignment of teeth can be performed successfully at any age, provided the bone structure and gum tissues are healthy.
Treatment Options for Adults
Is the thought of metal braces disturbing to you? Do you have negative memories from a childhood orthodontic experience? Consider that today’s sophisticated orthodontic treatment options offer reduced discomfort, decreased frequency of visits to the orthodontist, and shorter overall treatment times thanks to advances in metallurgy and efficient appliance design. At Whitby Orthodontics, we are excited to offer a variety of esthetic alternatives to metal braces, such as clear braces and Invisalign (clear plastic aligners).
We recognize that adults, adolescents and children have different needs and require a different type of attention and care. We will work with you to ensure that you receive the most appropriate treatment, and that your needs are met with understanding and respect from us.
To learn more about the benefits of adult orthodontics please contact our office to schedule an appointment. We understand that you have a busy schedule, and we will work with you to make sure each office visit is as convenient as possible.