Orthodontics for Adults
Did you know that 40% of our orthodontic patients are adults!
Granite Coast Orthodontics specializes in orthodontic treatment and we are pleased to be able to offer comprehensive orthodontic treatment for adults. Offering both improved aesthetics and overall function, adult orthodontics treatment can focus on tooth alignment, space elimination, corrective jaw alignment, or a combination of issues. A straight smile and even bite can help prevent dental conditions such as gum disease, tooth decay, TMJ/TMD pain, and even sleep apnea.
While it is never too late for adults to achieve a healthy and attractive smile, they are not simply “bigger adolescents” and as such require specialized approaches and techniques that address their age and lifestyles. For adults, the structure and shape of the jaw has finished developing, so any changes to the jaw structure will require a different approach compared to the techniques and timelines used for treating children. As adults age, the teeth can move, causing changes in alignment, bite patterns, and possibly even in jaw function, even if they previously underwent orthodontics treatment earlier in life.
Modern orthodontics offers several options that provide discreet and effective treatment that is both convenient and comfortable. From traditional to ceramic braces and techniques like Invisalign®, the sky is truly the limit. For more information on Invisalign®, please look at our dedicated section.
Your visit will begin with a consultation with Dr. Doug to assess and review the best alternatives for your orthodontic care. Our team will be happy to address any questions you may have regarding your treatment and will provide a plan for your orthodontic therapy.