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Make A Lasting Change With Adult Orthodontics

November 1, 2017

For many people Halloween is one of the most fun times of the year. You can put on a costume and pretend to be someone — or something — else for a night.

We hope you enjoyed your evening, but we also want you to have reasons to smile for many Halloweens (and other holidays) to come. We want you to have a smile that you are happy to share with your family and friends and that you aren’t ashamed to show in photos posted to social media.

If you are an adult who is unhappy with your smile, our team at Orthodontic Affiliates can help. With seven locations serving communities throughout northwest Indiana, we are close if you want to discuss how to change your smile. Call (888) 722-5033 or contact us online to request an appointment at the office nearest to you.

 

Orthodontic Care For Adults

If you still think of orthodontic care as something that people do as teenagers, well, you would be right. But it’s not exclusively for teens.

In fact, 1 in 5 orthodontic patients in the United States is 21 years or older, according to the American Association of Orthodontists.

Orthodontic care has come a long way since we were kids. Today’s patients have a wide range of options, which we will discuss more below.

Just know that adult orthodontics are a regular part of what we do every day. If you want to fix the flaws in your smile, we are here to help you create the smile of your dreams.

Your first step is making an appointment with us.

 

Candidates For Orthodontic Care

As we noted earlier, 20 percent of today’s orthodontic patients are adults. If you decide to transform your smile, you will be in the company of millions of other people.

You may have wanted braces when you were younger, but for one reason or another, you never had them. Now, you may feel self-conscious about your smile in professional, personal, or social situations.

You may have had braces. Maybe you didn’t wear your retainer at the end of your treatment like you were supposed to. Then again, maybe you did, but your teeth are still relapsing — or shifting back to their original positions.

We can help all the patients mentioned above, including you.

You may have an overbite or underbite. You could have a crossbite or an open bite.

Many people have crooked or crowded teeth, and lots of people would love to close gaps in their smiles.

We can fix all of these issues — including more than one at the same time — with our many orthodontic options.

 

Which Option Is Right For You?

Finding the right treatment can depend on multiple factors. How severe are your alignment problems? What are you comfortable wearing in public? Would you prefer to finish your treatment faster? Why do you want to change your smile?

The answers to all of these questions can affect which treatment you choose. Here are your options at Orthodontic Affiliates.

Traditional braces are always an option. These can work as well for adults as they do for teenagers. Modern braces are smaller than the kinds you may remember from your youth. Yet, they are just as effective at correcting practically any alignment issue that you might have.

Clear ceramic braces can do all the things that traditional braces can do, only in a less noticeable way. The ceramic brackets match the color of your teeth, making them less visible than metal ones.

Invisalign is the perfect option for many patients who want to be discreet about their orthodontic care. Instead of brackets and wires, Invisalign uses a series of clear, plastic aligners. These are custom-designed for each step of your treatment.

When the aligners are placed over your teeth, they blend in so seamlessly that most people won’t know you are wearing them. Many patients who have face-to-face interactions with clients and customers prefer Invisalign for this reason.

Fast-acting adult braces are an option for patients who are primarily concerned with the cosmetic improvement of their smiles. These braces can give you a more attractive smile in as little as six months.

They do this by focusing on the most visible teeth in your smile rather than trying to correct the alignment of every tooth in your mouth.

 

To learn more or to find out which of our adult orthodontic services is right for you, make an appointment at the nearest Orthodontic Affiliates soon! Call (888) 722-5033 or contact us online.

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