If you are an adult considering orthodontic treatments here is some general information about treatments that far too many people wrongly assume is for children only.
Most adults consider seeing an orthodontist for two reasons:
- Their dentist has told them that their teeth are misaligned, a problem which may eventually affect their oral health; and/or
- They are unhappy with the appearance of their teeth. Large spaces between their teeth, crooked lower teeth and a protruding over-bite or buck teeth are a few of the most common complaints. Our specialist orthodontists have undertaken further education to correct such problems.
All of us naturally approach any new project with some concern. We expect you will feel the same at this point.
In this fact sheet we have answered the most frequently asked questions by adults considering orthodontic treatment:
Am I too old for orthodontics?
Adult patients make up 15 to 30 percent of most orthodontic practices. Dr Tobin and his team have treated 100’s of adult patients from 18 to 68. It is becoming a more common option for adults who are unhappy with their present appearance.
Can my appearance be improved?
A beautiful smile can increase your self-confidence and, in turn, enhance your sense of well-being.
Will it hurt?
How long will it take?
Most orthodontists agree that adult treatment will usually take 10 to 20 percent longer than a child due to the difference in the responses of the tissues in the mouth of an adult compared with a 10 or 12 year old. Simply put an adult’s bone structure is denser and firmly set, so a slightly longer response time for tooth movement can be expected.
Will I look funny?
Why should I be concerned about a bad bite?
What about surgical correction?
Will the improvement be permanent?
What are you waiting for?
If you want to find out more about orthodontic treatment options, speak to our treatment co-ordinator about arranging a consultation with one of our specialist orthodontist.
E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org or telephone 0844 387 8260 & 0844 387 8262.