More and more adults are undergoing orthodontic treatment these days. It's a great way for adults to improve the health and appearance of their smiles, and to prevent dental problems later in life.
A healthy smile plays a significant role in life, both socially and in terms of your health.
Orthodontic treatment can have an enormous positive impact on your self confidence. You'll find yourself smiling for pictures more, laughing more heartily, or even speaking up and sharing your thoughts and opinions more confidently, all because you’ll feel more at ease with your smile.
Orthodontic treatment can also have a positive effect on your overall health. Correctly aligned teeth are less prone to chipping or damage, and they’re also much easier to clean properly than misaligned teeth are. This can prevent problems like tooth decay, bad breath, gingivitis, and gum disease.
A well-aligned bite also creates less strain on the jaw muscles and joints, easier chewing and better digestion.
And though orthodontic treatment may seem costly at the outset, over time it can help you avoid more expensive dental procedures by proactively ensuring your smile is healthy.
No - orthodontic treatment has no age limit! In fact, more adults than ever before are getting orthodontic treatment.
These days, more than 25% of Canadians undergoing orthodontic treatment are adults, and that number is growing.
At Vancouver Orthodontics, we treat adults, and even seniors on a regular basis. The basic biological process that allows teeth to move is essentially the same in all healthy individuals, no matter their age.
In short, it’s never too late to improve the health and aesthetics of your smile with orthodontics!
By and large, your braces will have little to no impact on your daily life. Once your teeth and mouth have adapted to your braces (they may feel a bit sensitive and tender at first), you’ll be able to go right back to your usual daily activities without any major disruption.
Lingual Braces - Lingual braces are customized for each patient, and are placed on the back side of your teeth, hiding them from view. Fewer people will know you’re wearing braces, unless you tell them!
Invisalign® - Invisalign clear, custom, removable aligners straighten your teeth without wires and brackets. Invisalign is a low profile treatment, which means many people won't even notice that you’re straightening your teeth.