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Adult Treatment in Greensboro, NC

Are you an adult considering orthodontic treatment? It’s not too late! Irvin Orthodontics offers adult treatment to address the orthodontic needs of local residents of Greensboro, High Point and Winston-Salem, NC, who want to improve their smile, so let us help you get the smile you’ve always wanted and truly deserve.

What Is Adult Treatment?

We greet you at the beginning of your journey to a great new smile. In today’s day and age, more adults are turning to orthodontics to improve their smile. While the public at large associates orthodontics treatment with children, at Irvin Orthodontics we know that for a variety of reasons, adults often need expert orthodontic treatment, and more and more, these adults are coming to us for a full range of treatments designed specifically for grown-ups. It makes us happy to give you a perfect smile.

What are the Benefits of Adult Orthodontic Treatment?

Orthodontic treatment is no longer just for teens. In fact, the American Association of Orthodontists states that one in five orthodontic patients is over the age of 21. Many adults are choosing to receive treatment because they understand the importance of maintaining their health and they want to feel better about their appearance. Adults everywhere are taking advantage of the opportunity to receive orthodontic care, and now you can too at Irvin Orthodontics.

What Should I Reasonably Expect from Adult Treatment?

Adult orthodontic treatment can help prevent:

  • Severe tooth decay
  • Gum and bone loss
  • Excessive wear and tear of tooth enamel
  • TMJ/TMD pain.

Additionally, while it is statistically more common to get braces as a child, treatment is often more successful in adults because adults are more compliant with their treatment requirements.

Adults consider braces for several reasons, such as:

  • A bad bite or malocclusion, causing teeth to fit together incorrectly.
  • Crowded or spaced apart teeth, which can contribute to tooth decay or gum disease.
  • Abnormal jaw pain or pressure on the jaw caused by crooked teeth.
  • To improve the appearance of their teeth and smile
  • The intelligent desire for a healthier mouth and a more confident smile for a better quality of life.

Our Treatment Options for Adults

For many adults, the thought of having metal braces can discourage them from receiving necessary orthodontic treatment. However, today’s orthodontic options include a variety of braces and appliances that are not only comfortable and easy to maintain but also aesthetically pleasing and customized to meet your specific needs. We offer different types of orthodontic treatment , ranging from traditional metal braces to Invisalign® clear aligners. At Irvin Orthodontics, we offer:

  • Invisalign® Clear Aligners
  • Ceramic braces (clear braces)
  • Traditional metal braces

How Does Adult Treatment Differ from Children’s Orthodontics?

The primary difference in orthodontic approaches for children and adults is that in younger patients, the teeth and jaw bone are still developing. Because the adult jaw bone is completely developed, you may need orthognathic surgery to correct any issues with the jaw bone.

What are the Benefits of Adult Treatment to Straighten My Teeth?

The perfect picture, the sparkling selfie, the winning smile, all of these can be marred by crooked teeth. A beautiful, straight smile builds confidence and can make you feel proud every time you laugh, grin or beam. Too many smiles are timid because individuals are concerned about revealing irregularities in their teeth. Orthodontic treatment can help to boost your self-confidence, giving you a better quality of life and the freedom to smile without fear. But in addition to looking and feeling great, straight teeth are healthy teeth, because teeth that are properly aligned are easier to keep clean with flossing and brushing and may help prevent other health problems, whereas crooked teeth left untreated can only get worse and lead to other problems. Not receiving orthodontic treatment that you need, when it’s needed, can create long-term oral health issues costing you more in the end.

How Do I Know If Adult Treatment Is Right for Me?

To learn more about the benefits of adult orthodontics, please contact our practice to schedule an appointment with Dr. Irvin. We understand that you have a busy schedule, and we will work with you to make sure each office visit is as convenient and efficient as possible. But remember that it’s vitally important to take care of your teeth for a variety of reasons. Untreated orthodontic issues can lead to gum or bone loss (periodontal disease), and adults are more likely than children to experience gum recession or even bone loss due to gingivitis or advanced periodontal disease. Worn or missing teeth can result from untreated orthodontic issues, and over time teeth can become worn down and shift into different positions that can only be corrected with extensive orthodontic care. Missing teeth, in turn, can cause other teeth to shift and tilt, creating a bad bite and increasing the possibility of gum disease.

How Much Does Adult Treatment Cost in Greensboro?

Our practice also recognizes that adults and children have different needs, and require a different level of attention and care. We will work with you to ensure that you receive the most appropriate treatments and that your needs are met with understanding and respect from us. Your cost for adult treatment will vary, based on your specific needs, but we offer convenient financing options to make adult treatment available to all of our patients.

If you are an adult who wants to straighten your teeth, contact Irvin Orthodontics. We offer adult treatment of orthodontic issues to the local residents of Greensboro, High Point and Winston-Salem, NC. Contact us today to schedule an appointment to discuss adult treatment today.

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