Orthodontics for Adults

Orthodontic treatment can be a very smart choice for adults who are looking to improve the look and health of their smiles, and who want to avoid dental problems down the road.

Is orthodontics actually beneficial to adults?

A healthy smile plays a significant role in daily life both socially and professionally, but also when it comes to your overall health.

Straight, even, healthy teeth can have a very positive effect on your self-confidence. You may find yourself smiling a bigger smile for pictures, laughing more heartily and easily, and starting to speak up and share your thoughts and opinions more readily, all because of your increased confidence in your smile.

Orthodontic treatment can also positively affect your oral and overall health in various ways. Straight teeth are less likely to become damaged, and are also much easier to clean properly than misaligned teeth. That makes it much easier to prevent problems like decay, gingivitis, gum disease and bad breath.

A correctly aligned bite will also result in less pressure on the jaw joints and muscles, better chewing, and better digestion.

And since it improves your overall dental health, orthodontics treatment can help you avoid much more expensive dental procedures in the future.

Am I too old for orthodontic treatment?

Definitely not; there's no age limit for orthodontic treatment! More and more adults are getting orthodontic treatments. In fact, more than 25% of Canadians currently under orthodontic care are adults.

At myOrthodontist Coquitlam, we regularly treat adults, and even seniors. This is possible because the basic biological process by which teeth move is essentially the same in all healthy individuals, regardless of age.

In other words, it’s never too late to improve your smile with orthodontics!

How will having braces affect my daily activities?

Your braces won't have much of an impact on your daily work and leisure activities.

When your braces are first placed, your teeth will probably feel somewhat sensitive as they adjust, but you'll find that very soon, your daily life will be much like it was before you got braces.

The most significant difference you'll experience day to day is that you'll have to make some adjustments to your brushing and flossing routine.

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What are my options for more inconspicuous braces?

In-Ovation® System Braces - In-Ovation is a new orthodontic treatment system that offers the straight, even smile you've always wanted more quickly than traditional braces, and without ties or elastics.

Invisalign® - Invisalign straightens your teeth without wires and brackets, with a series of clear, customized, removable aligners at are almost invisible when worn.

Lingual Braces - Lingual braces that are placed behind the teeth, so you can straighten your teeth without anyone knowing!

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