Braces aren't just for kids anymore. Approximately one in five orthodontic patients is an adult. Teeth alignment can be changed at any age if your gums and tooth-bone structure are healthy. In additional to traditional adult braces, we offer a variety of options including clear braces and nearly invisible Invisalign non-braces tooth aligners. Your new smile can begin today.
Having straight teeth can dramatically improve your personal appearance and self-esteem. Improving the health of your teeth and gums is equally important. Crooked teeth and an incorrect bite can contribute to gum and bone loss, tooth decay, and abnormal wear of the tooth surfaces. In some cases, an incorrect bite can also contribute to jaw joint (TMJ/TMD) pain and headaches.
Good news! The new techniques and appliances we use greatly reduce discomfort levels, decrease the frequency of office visits, shorten treatment time, and may allow you to choose from several options. Your options may include metal braces in silver or gold, translucent clear braces and even transparent "invisible" aligners that can be worn to improve many cases of misaligned teeth.
During the initial examination, Dr. Beckwith will generally be able to recommend the best possible treatment for your individual needs. He will also outline the treatment plan, the estimated treatment length and financial investment. Occasionally, it is necessary that orthodontic records be taken prior to his determination of the recommended treatment. In such case, a follow-up consult will be scheduled with you.
A significant percentage of our patients are adults and they agree that it's never too late to improve one of their greatest assets – their smile.