Adult Orthodontics in Wyomissing

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 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.

Enhancing Restorative Work

Do you need restorative dental work to improve the function or appearance of your teeth? If so Doctor Molly can enhance restorative work by ensuring that teeth are properly aligned prior to oral surgery or cosmetic repair. Doctor Molly works with oral surgeons and prosthodontists to insure the best restorative treatment is provided.

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 Treatment in wyomissing

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 can be 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. 

We serve patients in Wyomissing, West Reading, Shillington, Sinking Spring, and other surrounding cities in Pennsylvania! 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, our Wyomissing orthodontist is here to help.

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