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Orthodontics for Adults Fort Worth, TX

Adult Orthodontics

Adult orthodontics is a dental specialty that involves straightening teeth and aligning a patients’ bite. Great Expression Smiles – Fort Worth is an expert orthodontist that has received additional schooling and hands on training in how to work with adults to straighten their teeth and improve their smile. Many adults think that they cannot straighten their teeth or qualify for braces because they are older. This is simply not the case. Adults represent twenty percent of the patients that get braces every year. In many ways, it is easier for an adult in the Fort Worth area to get and take care of braces. Adults are more responsible, making it easier to avoid foods that can harm braces. Additionally, it is easier for adults to learn how to care for their braces and teeth, decreasing the risk for cavities. At times, this can make the process faster for adults than it is for children. When braces and teeth remain in perfect condition throughout the treatment, the process will stay on schedule without being delayed by broken brackets or the need for brackets to be removed in order to receive dental care. Adults are more equipped to keep their treatment on track and on schedule.

Adult Braces

If you live in Fort Worth and are considering adult braces, call our orthodontist office. We provide adult braces to those throughout the 76112 area. Adult braces are similar in function to what is worn by children only with fewer potential complications. Adults have all of their mature teeth in and their jaw has typically stopped growing. This makes it possible to straighten teeth once, instead of potentially needing an additional treatment when back molars come in.

At Great Expression Smiles – Fort Worth, we provide a variety of treatment options as part of our adult orthodontics services. This includes both traditional metal braces and clear aligners. Traditional braces are attached to the teeth using metal brackets and wires to straighten them. Aligners are a clear plastic tray that is worn and taken out in order to eat and brush teeth. Both are affective solutions for straightening teeth and transforming smiles.

We work with patients throughout Fort Worth, Texas and no matter how crooked your teeth are, they will still need to go through the same basic process. The only thing that changes is how long you need to wear your braces and which adult orthodontics treatment option will work best for straightening your teeth.

Here are the steps that we take to transform your smile:

Make room for your teeth

Many people suffer from overcrowding due to baby teeth falling out too soon and the space for adult teeth being eliminated as the remaining teeth shift out of place. Others simply don’t have a palate large enough to accommodate all of their teeth. In order to correct this problem, we can use an expander to slowly push the teeth outward and broaden the palate. This way there will be room for the adult teeth to be moved into position. The alternative is having a few teeth pulled by your dental professional. To determine if an expander will work for you, call 817-496-2343 and schedule a consultation.

Straighten teeth

Once there is enough room, teeth can be moved into position. This can be done using metal braces or aligners. If you wear adult braces, a metal bracket will be placed onto each of your teeth with a wire threaded between them and secured in place by rubber bands. Adult braces are more comfortable and attractive than they used to be because both the brackets and wires are smaller. On a regular basis, you will visit our orthodontist office to have the wire adjusted so that your teeth can continue moving as they should. We focus on orthodontics for adults and can tell you how long this portion of the treatment is likely to last.

Bite alignment

Adult orthodontics is more than straightening teeth. It is also for aligning a bite. Many people suffer from an overbite, underbite or crossbite. We can correct these problems while you wear adult braces. By using headgear, rubber bands or alternative tools, we can gradually move your jaw into position so that your bite is aligned, and you can eat and speak more comfortably. This will work to improve your appearance and health at the same time.

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If you live in the Fort Worth area and want more information on adult braces, call Great Expression Smiles – Fort Worth at 817-496-2343 to schedule your consultation.

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