Posted on December 13, 2023 | First Time
Being an adult is a lot of work, and that work becomes a lot less exciting when you’re dealing with issues like dental pain, gum disease, chewing difficulty, and a smile you’re not too excited to show off.
At Blossom Pediatric Dentistry and Orthodontics, age isn’t a barrier to a beautifully aligned smile. Discover how our orthodontic experts can transform your teeth using a range of innovative treatments, including clear aligners and orthodontic braces customized to your unique needs.
As children, our teeth are constantly shifting, falling out, growing in, and shifting again. Once we’re “grown up” our bones become more dense and our jaws begin to stabilize. This means treatment will likely take longer than it does for pediatric patients.
Additionally, adults often have a few more behaviors working against them. Grinding teeth, smoking, tongue thrusting, and taking certain medications can all affect your smile over time. Treatment for these problems can require collaboration with other dental specialists, such as a periodontist, endodontist, or oral surgeon.
Regardless of your concerns and/or goals, we will create a tailored plan for your treatment. Many adults believe their issue is too major to solve, or too minor to worry about—chances are, both are wrong. Either way, if it’s on your mind, it’s worth a consultation!
Although we’ve seen a wider variety of circumstances, these are some of the most common dental problems for adults:
Each of these issues can have a significant impact on your oral health, self-confidence, and overall well-being.
Some adults don’t want to begin treatment because they’re concerned about how it looks. Rest assured, we offer clear aligners that provide discreet treatment as they slowly shift your teeth while remaining virtually invisible.
Beyond that, we implore you to weigh the treatment time against the result. A few years can seem like forever, but when compared to the rest of your life, it seems like a small price to pay for comfortability—and a beautiful smile.
In some cases, braces remain the most reliable and effective treatment option. Many adults have already had braces, and understand how exciting it feels to get them removed. If you’re a first-timer, just know that it’s more fun to look back and say “remember when I had braces?” than it is to say “remember when I had crooked teeth?”
Our orthodontic experts use state-of-the-art braces that are smaller, sleeker, and more comfortable than ever before. With vibrant colors and customization options, braces can be tailored to fit your personality.
We use advanced techniques and technologies to minimize discomfort while providing quality care. Our specially trained orthodontic team will guide you through treatment, ensuring you are well-informed and supported at every step.
Once your orthodontic treatment is complete, you’ll want to maintain your beautiful new smile. This may require you to wear a retainer to prevent teeth from shifting back into their original positions. Regular maintenance and follow-up visits will help your results last.
Not to mention, you’ll get to see your favorite staff whenever you come in.Share Post
We love Blossom Pediatric Dentistry! I have twin 11 year old boys, who have had previous major anxiety about the dentist. Not with Dr. Barber. She has an amazing bedside manner...
- Lauren Sherick, Mother of Patient
We had an amazing experience at our first visit at Blossom Pediatric Dentistry and Orthodontics. Dr. Barber and her entire staff are friendly, knowledgeable, and excellent with children.
- Mother of Patient