Yes! You can absolutely get orthodontic treatment as an adult. People of all ages are eligible to schedule an orthodontic consultation with our dentist in Holly, MI. During your appointment, Dr. Bandy will evaluate your teeth, jaws, and overall dental health. From this information, he’ll be able to determine if you’re a candidate for SureSmile® aligners, ceramic braces, or traditional metal braces.
Here’s what else you need to know about getting braces or aligners as an adult.
It’s a myth that only children and teens can get orthodontic treatment. The truth is that you can be a candidate for orthodontics at any age. Whether this is your first time as an orthodontic patient or you’ve had braces in the past, Dr. Bandy will be able to come up with a treatment plan that’s tailored to your unique needs.
Want to improve the appearance of your smile, but hate the look of traditional metal braces? Ask Dr. Bandy if you’re a candidate for SureSmile clear aligners. Unlike metal braces, orthodontic aligners are clear and discreet. This means that most people won’t even be able to see if you’re wearing aligners unless you tell them or they’re standing close.
Many of our teenage and adult patients prefer clear aligners because they’re discreet. This gives them the confidence they need to show off their smiles to the world during orthodontic treatment. Aligners are designed to fit snugly over your teeth so they won’t feel bulky while you wear them.
Looking for a discreet treatment option, but aren’t sure if you qualify for aligners? Dr. Bandy may recommend clear ceramic braces. These braces match the natural color and translucency of your enamel so you can smile with confidence. While clear ceramic braces are stain resistant, you’ll need to brush after every meal to keep your ceramic braces clear and clean.
If left untreated, crooked and crowded teeth can lead to cavities, gum disease, and other oral health issues. This is because it’s difficult to clean every nook and cranny of a crowded smile. Likewise, untreated jaw issues can lead to TMJ disorders and can cause difficulty or pain while eating. For these reasons, patients often seek orthodontic treatment as adults to help improve their oral health.
Do you often smile with your lips closed or cover your mouth when you laugh? It’s hard to feel confident about yourself when you feel self-conscious about your smile. The good news is that orthodontic treatment improves the health, function, and appearance of your smile. After completing orthodontic treatment, you’ll have no problem showing off your smile to everyone you meet.
Dr. David Bandy is an experienced dentist in Holly, MI. To schedule an orthodontic consultation, please call Bandy Dental at (248) 634-9251. You may also fill out our online contact form and someone from our team will reach out to you soon. We’d be more than happy to help you on your journey to a healthier, more attractive smile.