Adult Orthodontics – Palm Harbor, FL
It’s Never Too Late to Straighten Your Smile
Many adults with crooked or misaligned teeth have resigned themselves to living with imperfect smiles. What they don’t realize, however, is that there’s no age limit to orthodontic treatment. Dr. Johnson works with patients of all ages, and he’s more than happy to create personalized treatment plans to accommodate your needs and lifestyle. Call us today to schedule a consultation and discuss your various options for achieving the smile you’ve always wanted.
Why Choose Dr. Alex Johnson
for Adult Orthodontics?
- Holistic Orthodontic Treatments
- Personalized Care for Each Patient
- Orthodontist with 3 Decades of Experience
Why Is Orthodontic Treatment Important?
As beautiful as a straight smile is, orthodontics is about more than just improving your appearance. Crooked teeth and misaligned jaws can affect the function of your mouth as well as your overall oral health. For example, crowded teeth can be difficult to brush properly, putting you at risk for tooth decay. And a misaligned bite can cause your jaw muscles to work harder than they should, leading to serious pain. Correcting your orthodontic issues could mean making vast improvements to your quality of life.
Indications for Orthodontic Care
Braces and other forms of orthodontic treatment can be used to correct a wide variety of issues, including:
- Teeth that are overcrowded or crooked.
- An excessive amount of space between the teeth.
- Upper front teeth that either overlap the lower teeth (overbite) or come down behind them (underbite).
- Any other misalignment problem with the jaws that causes an uneven bite.
During your initial orthodontic consultation, we can determine the nature and severity of your orthodontic issues so that we can plan your treatment accordingly.
Orthodontic Options for Adults
Traditional braces produce similar results for adults as they do for children. The treatment will take longer because the jaw is no longer growing, but it will be no less effective. For those who are concerned about their appearance, we offer image-friendly options such as ceramic braces and Invisalign. Ceramic braces will blend in with the teeth, while Invisalign is virtually invisible when worn and can even be removed for meals and cleanings.
How Long Will My Treatment Last?
This depends on your age, the degree of corrections you need, and the type of treatment you undergo. For example, you may have to only wear Invisalign for about 12 to 18 months for mild to moderate corrections. Braces, on the other hand, might have to be worn for a year or more in order to address more severe misalignments. We’ll give you an estimate of how long the treatment will last when we see you for a consultation.