Adult Orthodontic Treatment

Adult Orthodontic Treatment

  • Adult Ortho Treatment

Adults all over the UK are taking advantage of the opportunity to receive orthodontic care and seeking our experts to carry their treatment out.

Treatment is no longer just for the young and teenagers.Many adults are choosing to have orthodontic treatment because they understand the importance of maintaining their teeth and they want to feel better about their appearance.

Adults all over the UK are taking advantage of the opportunity to receive orthodontic care and seeking our experts to carry their treatment out.

What are the Common reasons for adult orthodontic treatment?

  • A poor bite or malocclusion causes teeth to fit together incorrectly and can lead to migraines and tooth grinding at night.
  • Teeth that are perhaps crowded or spaced apart can possibly lead to tooth decay or poor oral hygiene as the teeth are difficult to clean easily.
  • Jaw pain or pressure can be aggravated by crooked teeth.
  • A desire for a boost in confidence and new more confident smile.

What are the treatment options for adults?

For many adults, the thought of having metal braces is not an aption and have in the past discouraged patients from seeking treatment. However, today’s orthodontic treatment options offer a variety of braces and appliances that are comfortable, aesthetic and customized to meet your needs.

Types of braces include:

  • Self-ligating braces (metal or clear)
  • Invisible braces (removable aligners)

What are the difference between adult and children’s orthodontics ?

The main difference between treating adults and children or teens is that the jawbones of younger patients are still developing. For adults, these bones have stopped growing which may make surgery necessary to align the jawbones.

Other differences include:

  • Gum or bone loss (periodontal disease) — Adults are more likely than children to experience gum recession or even bone loss due to gingivitis or advanced periodontal disease. Patients with straighter teeth are less likely to develop gum disease.
  • Worn or missing teeth — Over time, teeth can become worn down and shift into different positions that can only be corrected with orthodontic care. Missing teeth can cause other teeth to shift and tilt, creating a bad bite and increasing the possibility of gum disease.
  • Incomplete orthodontic treatment as a teen — Many adults received some orthodontic treatment as a child or teen but never completed their treatment or didn’t wear their retainers. As an adult, they choose to complete their orthodontic treatment to achieve the healthy, beautiful smile they always wanted.

At Gipsy Lane Advanced Care we appreciate that adults and children have different needs and require different levels of treatment and care. Our aim is to work with you to ensure you receive the best and most appropriate treatment for your needs with understanding, respect and discretion.

Why should you consider orthodontic treatment?

  • Straight teeth can be healthier teeth — Teeth which are aligned well are easier to keep clean with flossing and brushing and may help prevent other health problems in the future.
  • A beautiful, straight smile builds confidence — Orthodontic treatment can help boost your self-confidence, giving you a better quality of life and the freedom to smile without hiding your smile.
  • Mouths left untreated can get worse — Not receiving orthodontic treatment when it’s needed can create long-term health issues that cost you more in the end.

To learn more about the benefits of adult orthodontics or cost of braces in Reading please contact our practice to schedule an appointment with us. We understand you have a busy schedule and that is why we have late appointment times and will work with you to make sure each visit is as convenient as possible.

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Attend an initial consultation with Dr Alper for only £49.