A large percentage of our patients at Palo Alto Orthodontics are adults. You’re never too old to perfect your smile and we even have some amazing options to help. As long as your bone structure and gums are healthy, we can move your teeth at any age.
The Benefits of Adult Orthodontic Treatment
Having a healthy smile gives you a boost in confidence that trickles over into other areas of your life, including your career and relationships. Obviously, it looks amazing too. Yet, the benefits don’t end there. Straightening your teeth can prevent gum and bone loss, tooth decay, excessive wear of the teeth or enamel, headaches, TMD or TMJ pain and even improve your ability to chew.
Options for Grown-Ups
If you’re less than thrilled with the idea of gleaming metal brackets and wires, have no fear. While even our traditional metal braces are smaller and more attractive than they used to be, we also use new techniques and appliances for increased comfort, fewer office visits and shorter treatment times. Adults tend to be great candidates for discreet, esthetic choices like Invisalign and clear ceramic braces. Sometimes, in mild cases, you can even wear clear aligners just at night. To really zip through treatment, we offer AcceleDent, a cutting-edge removable appliance with the ability to make tooth movement up to 50% faster. We’ll come up with a customized treatment plan that will give you exceptional results with minimal interference in your daily life. At your free consultation, we’ll go over all of these possibilities so you can improve your greatest asset – your smile!