For adults

Did you know… you can straighten your teeth at any age?

Braces aren’t just for kids anymore. Today, adults are also reaping the rewards of straighter, healthier smiles with orthodontic treatment.

Not too long ago, dental braces were for people who had major tooth and jaw problems, which were often fixed in childhood. It was so expensive before that many parents would choose to leave their children with malaligned or poor teeth.

At Smiling Wide Orthodontics, many of our patients are adults. Adult patients can successfully straighten crooked teeth with orthodontic treatment – whether that be with modern clear braces or ‘invisible’ plastic aligners.

Many adults are initially put off orthodontic treatment by the thought of a ‘mouthful of metal’ and pain. Don’t be! Modern braces are much more refined and less intrusive than they have ever been before.

No more ‘train tracks’, bulky metal brackets or sharp wires. As orthodontics becomes more and more advanced, the types of treatment available get better and more beneficial for patients. The materials used are stronger, less intrusive and can create better and faster results.

It is never too late to begin orthodontic treatment. Braces are becoming more and more popular amongst adults and we regularly treat patients over 50 years of age. In fact some jaw problems can continue until all growth ceases and can only be dealt with in the adult years.

Some situations cannot always be corrected with braces alone. In such cases, orthodontic treatment combined with a fixed functional appliance may achieve the dramatic improvements desired. Really severe skeletal discrepancies may require a team effort with the assistance of an oral surgeon.

Orthodontic treatment at later stages in life can dramatically improve your personal appearance and self-image. All of our adult patients agree – it is never too late to improve your best asset – your smile. It is the very best investment you can make in yourself. Contact us today to find out how you can achieve your perfect smile. Your initial consultation with our specialist Orthodontists will be complimentary.