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Adult orthodontics – the best time is now

When it comes to making a positive change there’s a great old saying: “The best time to start was yesterday, the next best time is now”. That’s certainly the case when it comes to creating the perfect, healthy smile you deserve through adult orthodontics.

At Norwest Orthodontics, we firmly believe that you’re never too old to benefit from orthodontic treatment, and there’s no time like the present to embark on the journey to a truly dazzling smile.

Here’s an insight into adult orthodontics, the services that we offer, and the benefits you can enjoy.

Why you should visit an orthodontist

For many of our patients, the decision to have adult orthodontic treatment comes down to feeling self-conscious about their smile.

Our patients often note they have concealed their smile for years, feel awkward about it or are unhappy with the image it represents.

But that’s not the only reason adult patients seek out our services. For some, the issues are more serious, with short and long-term health effects.

Adults come to us because their teeth have shifted since earlier orthodontic work, because they cannot maintain good dental hygiene or even chew effectively due to the alignment of their jaw and teeth, and they also seek out the assistance of an orthodontist for problems like sleep apnoea.

Adult braces insight

Whatever the reason adult patients seek the services of an orthodontist, they’re are far from alone in the pursuit of a better and healthier smile.

In fact, statistics indicate one in three orthodontic patients are adults, and no matter what your age, proper alignment of teeth contributes to good health and a beautiful smile.  Meanwhile, the benefits of straight teeth and a properly aligned bite extend far beyond a gleaming set of pearly whites.

The benefits of braces

There’s a lengthy list of benefits that comes with adult orthodontics. These include:

  • Improved facial balance and aesthetics
  • Broader and more aesthetic smiles 
  • Fuller, better supported lips 
  • Better function and improved chewing, speaking and lip closure
  • The elimination excessive teeth wear
  • Better long-term health of gums and teeth
  • Injury prevention to protruded front teeth
  • Easier to maintain a high standard of oral hygiene
  • Optimises other dental treatment
  • Eliminates the need to replace missing teeth

Adult options

At Norwest Orthodontics, we have an array of option available for adults considering orthodontic work. These include:

We also advise adults to come to us with any orthodontic issues that may arise. Even if you’ve had previous orthodontic work, the shape of the face changes over the years, accidents can occur, or ligaments may even stretch during pregnancy, causing teeth to shift.

About Norwest Orthodontics

Norwest Orthodontics specialises in helping patients achieve a great smile, no matter their age. We feature a range of orthodontic treatments that span from early intervention right through to remedial adult work.

You can learn more about our services, or contact us to make an appointment.

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