Braces aren’t just for kids anymore. Tooth alignment can be changed at any age if your gums and bone structure are healthy. We offer a variety of treatments that are designed for different age groups – including adults Orthodontic treatment at later stages in life can dramatically improve your personal appearance and self-esteem.
Crooked teeth and a bad bite can contribute to gum and bone loss, tooth decay, abnormal wear of the tooth enamel and surfaces, headaches, and jaw joint (TMJ/TMD) pain. Straight teeth can make you look younger and are a part of a healthy lifestyle for today’s active adults. Straight teeth can also help you resist gum disease as you grow older.
The new techniques and appliances we use greatly reduce discomfort levels, decrease the frequency of visits, shorten treatment time and may allow you to choose from several options. Your options may include metal braces, translucent braces or transparent aligners that can be worn at night to improve mild cases of misaligned teeth.
During the initial examination, we will be able to determine the best possible treatment for your individual needs. During this initial examination, we can outline the treatment plan, time of treatment expected and the approximate cost. A large percentage of our patients are adults and they agree that it’s never too late to improve their greatest asset – their smile.
Full orthodontic treatment time typically ranges from 18 to 24 months, depending on the growth of the patient’s mouth and face and the severity of the problem. Patients grow at different rates and will respond variously to orthodontic treatment, creating a range of treatment times. The patient’s diligent use of any prescribed rubber bands or headgear is an important factor in achieving the most efficient treatment.
Dr. Reddy was very informative and personal with her approach. This was my consultation. She explained in detail what needed to be done NOW and how treatment would affect me in the long run. I look forward to seeing her in the very near future as she helps me get my smile back!
I really appreciate the time that the doctor took to explain everything to me. Most dentists are in a rush to get to the next patient. I am so happy that we were referred to her.
Dr. Reddy has been my Orthodontist for 4 years now. She is very patient, professional and thorough. Her staff is like a family. They are always friendly and smile all the time. The name of this practice fits everyone in the office. Great job All Smiles Orthodontics! I highly recommend this practice to all my friends and family.