Smile Correction for All Ages
Adult Orthodontics in Wyomissing
Traditional metal braces are often recommended for adults with moderate to severe orthodontic issues. Braces consist of metal brackets and wires that are held in place with strong elastics. The wire, which is run through the brackets, is tightened and adjusted regularly to change the position of your teeth over time.
For patients with minor to moderate orthodontic issues, Invisalign is a good alternative that offers a more discreet treatment. This treatment uses clear plastic aligners that look similar to a retainer or night guard for teeth grinding. Each aligner is built to shift your teeth slightly over time. Under the supervision of Dr. Molly, you’ll swap your aligners out for a new set about every 2 weeks until your smile has reached its ideal alignment.
Care for Your Smile and Your Health
TMJ (temporomandibular joint disorder) is a common problem in adults, which can result in serious jaw pain, difficulty opening your mouth properly, pain when chewing, and quite a few other uncomfortable symptoms. This issue is often caused by improper bite alignment. Orthodontic treatment can adjust your bite and ensure that your teeth are positioned properly, relieving strain from your temporomandibular joint.
If you are experiencing jaw pain and discomfort, it’s possible that you have TMJ. Depending on the cause of your TMJ, orthodontics may be the best option for restoring the health of your jaw. To get started, schedule a consultation with Dr. Molly Hottenstein as soon as possible.
It’s Never Too Late!
Orthodontics in Adulthood
No matter what age you are, you can benefit from orthodontic treatment if you have issues like crooked, gapped, or misaligned teeth. Braces are an effective treatment at all stages of life.
It is true that children and teenagers are the ideal candidates for braces. Their mouths are still growing, so it’s easier to encourage proper alignment and get great results. Thanks to modern orthodontic technology, adults are also great candidates for braces and orthodontic treatment. You can get powerful results that will make you feel great about your smile.
Shifting your bite to a proper alignment can also help reduce wear & tear, make oral hygiene easier, and provide you with relief from jaw pain. If you have ever considered orthodontic treatment as an adult, Dr. Molly is here to help.