It's never too late to improve your smile, bite, and confidence. In fact, nearly 25% of all orthodontic patients in the US are adults! Often times, adults are intimidated by the thought of adult orthodontics, but modern adult treatment is easier than ever before! At Orthodontics on the Plateau, you can align your teeth with clear ceramic aesthetic braces or Invisalign® clear aligners. The process is easy and one that our patients never regret!
How Adult Orthodontics Works
All teeth can move to their new positions, whether you are a child, teen, adult, senior, or elderly. Children and teen's teeth typically move faster and orthodontics often times relies on growth to help assist in any bite correction. Since adults have completed their growth, treatment goals may vary from the treatment goals of a child or teenager.
All orthodontic treatment requires cooperation to achieve the best result in the shortest amount of time. Although children and teens often are very compliant, adults tend to have a higher level of discipline, which translates to excellent results in a shorter amount of time (even though children and teens teeth move faster).
Treatment Options for Adults
Orthodontics on the Plateau specializes in treating kids, teens, and adults throughout Sammamish, Issaquah, and Redmond! We bring the latest technology with scientific evidence to treat patients of all ages! After seeing how easy and amazing orthodontics is for their children, many of our patients’ parents choose to start orthodontic treatment as well!
Ninety-five percent of all of our adult patients choose to correct their orthodontic needs with Invisalign aligners; however, we also offer adults traditional braces, or clear ceramic braces if desired. Since Invisalign requires an elevated level of compliance, adults do very well.
Dr. Trujillo is a Masters-certified Invisalign provider, which means he can treat even the most complex cases with Invisalign, whereas other providers may deny Invisalign as an option.
Benefits of Adult Treatment
- Straight teeth are usually easier to clean, which helps prevent cavities and gum disease.
- Crooked teeth or poor bites often times lead to excessive wear on the teeth and contribute to periodontal disease (gum recessions or bone loss). Orthodontic treatment at any age helps alleviate and prevent disease.
- A straight smile improves confidence and self-expression.
As an adult choosing to undergo orthodontics, you may wonder what your treatment and results will be like. Thanks to our extensive visual objective simulation of your treatment goals, you can personally see the changes that will be made to your teeth and participate in the process.
Schedule a complimentary consultation at our Sammamish orthodontic office and get started on your smile transformation today!