It is never too late to improve your smile and your dental health. Orthodontics is not just for children and teenagers. Many adults undergo orthodontic treatment to improve not only their smile, but other dental issues which may cause discomfort and difficulty in their everyday lives.

Reasons to consider orthodontics

  • As teeth are straightened, so is your smile. A beautiful smile filled with straight teeth not only improves the way you look, it can also improve the way you smile. An unattractive smile can affect both your self-esteem and self-image. An attractive smile can help improve your confidence and your attitude towards life.
  • When teeth are crowded, overlapping, and misaligned, it can be difficult to keep them clean. Getting in between the teeth for brushing and flossing becomes more of a challenge. There is a greater risk of tartar build-up and decay leading to cavities and periodontal disease. Straightening your teeth makes it easier to keep them clean and healthy.
  • Greater physical problems can be avoided through the use of orthodontics. Misaligned bite, crooked teeth, protruding or intruding teeth, and crowding can cause many other dental health issues. Headaches, biting and chewing, speech impediments, tooth loss and damage, facial distortion, and jaw alignment problems may be alleviated through orthodontics.

Adult Orthodontics
Teeth can be improved at any age. Although braces may have faster influence on younger teeth, adult teeth can also benefit from orthodontic treatment. Adult orthodontics may involve more invasive procedures and take longer to achieve the same results due to bone development and the progression of tooth movement which has gone untreated into the adult years.

No matter the age of the patient, new developments in orthodontic treatments can correct your smile without the use of unattractive devices. There are several types of braces and alignment-correcting devices that do not involve the traditional wire and bracket applications. Lingual braces are worn on the back side of the teeth and are never seen by others. Invisalign can correct your smile with a series of invisible plastic aligners that are indistinguishable from a certain distance. For more invasive treatments that require wire and bracket braces, a range of vibrant colours are available to bring a touch of fun to your smile. Clear braces which are less obvious are also available.

Dr. Pohlman will guide you through your orthodontic treatment by choosing the best solution to restore your smile and dental health. You will be advised on the procedures he will perform, and the care regimen that you will need to maintain. When your orthodontic treatment is complete, you will have straighter and more comfortable Big Happy Smiles that will bring more confidence to your life.