We love making beautiful smiles – and not just for kids. Hamilton, Wilson & Hendrickson Orthodontics we’re committed to providing amazing orthodontic care for patients of all ages.
Orthodontics and Braces For Adults
Adult Orthodontic Care?
It’s Never Too Late For a Beautiful Smile!
Parent’s are often surprised to find out that almost 30% of orthodontic patients are adults?
Our adult orthodontic options are comfortable, fast and discreet—offering more options for adults.
The Benefits of Adult Orthodontic Care.
A smile you want to show off – that’s our goal!
A smile means everything. But it can also effect your overall physical health, and your confidence. Achieving a straighter smile as an adult can make a huge difference in the health of your teeth, as your gums are better able to wrap around your teeth, thus resulting in less inflammation.
As a result, braces can lower your risk of serious dental diseases like periodontal, or gum, disease. In addition to these health benefits, a beautiful, straight smile also provides many social, professional and relational benefits as well as increasing your confidence.
Convenient Orthodontic Options for Adults
Every adult orthodontic patient will have different goals.
Whether it’s to discreetly straighten your teeth or to visit the office as few tikes as possible or it’s to focus on getting through treatment as fast as possible. We understand that the needs of our adult patients is different than those of our teens.
That’s why we offer options to help you achieve whatever goal you might have for adult orthodontic care.
Common Questions About Orthodontics For Adults
No! Of course not!
Our consultations are always free. We just want to get to know you and know what issues you might be facing. We want you to know as much as possible about your case.
For us, it’s about building a relationship!
Often the only difference is an adults goals.
Adults are busier than kids – so we provide options that keep you out of our office as much as possible. We value your time, so we want to make sure we address that.
The treatment process is different for adults. Overall treatment may include general dentist visits, periodontal care, and oral surgery. Adults may be in need of complex restorative care such as jaw surgery or making space for missing teeth.
Additionally, adults often want discreet orthodontic options, like Invisalign or Clear Braces. These orthodontic options help our adult patients enjoy their smile even during their orthodontic journey.
Last, is speed. We over advanced orthodontic options to help speed up orthodontics for adults.
Most people develop an orthodontic problem, also called a malocclusion or “bad bite,” in the course of their lifetime. Without treatment, these conditions can cause uneven tooth wear, increased vulnerability to dental decay, jaw problems, and a host of other issues. Most malocclusions can be grouped into a set of common orthodontic problems – all of which we can correct at our office through orthodontic treatments like braces and Invisalign.
The most common reason for braces, crowding occurs when there isn’t enough room in the dental arch to accommodate the teeth. This causes the teeth to grow in crooked, making it difficult to properly clean the teeth and leaving them vulnerable to dental decay.
Underbite occurs when the lower jaw sits in front of the upper jaw, usually due to a misaligned jaw. This can cause tooth wear and persistent jaw issues.
The opposite of underbite, this occurs when the lower jaw sits too far behind the upper jaw. In extreme cases, it may cause the lower teeth to bite into the roof of the mouth.
This occurs when the jaw is misaligned, causing the rear upper teeth to sit inside of the lower teeth. Untreated, this can create uneven tooth wear as well as facial asymmetry.
Spacing is the opposite of crowding, occurring when there is too much room in the dental arch for the teeth. This leaves gaps between the teeth, and while these may be a purely cosmetic issue, spacing can sometimes cause functional problems as well.
This condition occurs when the upper and lower front teeth don’t meet when the mouth is closed, leaving a gap or opening in the teeth. It’s usually caused by childhood habits like prolonged thumb sucking, although it may develop as a growth abnormality.