Think it’s too late to correct a crooked smile? It’s not! There are many adults who have decided to undergo orthodontic treatment for a healthier and more beautiful smile. As a matter of fact, as many as 5 in 10 adults are wearing braces. At Valley Fair Family and Cosmetic Dentistry, we offer orthodontic treatment for adults as well as children and teens, making it possible for every age group to have stellar smiles.
Why Straighten Your Teeth?
Not only can braces correct overlapping, crowded teeth, they can also improve your bite. Overbites, underbites, and crossbites, can all make eating and speaking difficult. A misaligned bite puts strain on jaw and facial muscles, causing jaw joint pain and headaches. Some patients experience a whole range of TMJ symptoms associated with a misaligned bite, including ringing in the ears and tightness in the neck and shoulders.
Bite problems can also contribute to gum disease and the corresponding bone loss that eventually leads to tooth loss, as well as tooth decay and uneven wearing of the tooth enamel. When teeth are crowded together, it’s much more difficult to brush and floss between them. Overlapping creates hiding places for bacteria and decay, and can lead to the need for more fillings, crowns, and root canals. It’s much easier for patients to keep straight teeth clean.
Are Braces Right for Me?
Although age is not a factor, it’s important that your teeth and gums are healthy before receiving orthodontic treatment. If you haven’t visited the dentist in the last six months, it’s important to schedule an appointment so that Dr. Swathi can assess your oral health. If we find there are problems, such as gum disease, or the need for fillings or crowns, Dr. Swathi will address the health of your mouth before designing an orthodontic treatment plan. Thanks to modern treatment options like Invisalign, we can make the process of adult orthodontic treatment easier and more comfortable than ever before!
Choosing a Dentist for Your Adult Orthodontics
Dr. Swathi is a highly trained cosmetic dentist with a certification in orthodontics. Not only will she address how to best straighten your teeth, but will consider the overall look of your mouth, jaw, and facial features. Our San Jose cosmetic dentistry office offers Invisalign clear braces as an additional choice.
Some patient’s anatomy may now allow for the best possible aesthetic result from braces, and Dr. Swathi can offer additional cosmetic dentistry treatments, such as porcelain veneers, that will improve color, shape, and alignment with a single procedure. Contact us to find out more about what orthodontic treatment is right for you -- we offer a complimentary consultation at our San Jose dental office, and patients from Saratoga, Sunnyvale, Los Gatos, and surrounding communities trust Valley Fair Family and Cosmetic Dentistry.