In past decades, braces were thought of as a hallmark experience, reserved for teenagers struggling with an awkward smile. In recent times, more and more adults recognize the benefits of braces to help adjust their teeth for a healthier mouth and an appealing smile.
Sometimes the natural processes of aging can alter the alignment of your teeth. This is especially true if you have lost one or more teeth to decay or extraction. The resulting loss of structure that causes the surrounding teeth to twist and migrate in response to the void. When this happens, the corresponding teeth in your bite pattern meet in an unnatural position. This greatly increases your chances of suffering bad chips or fractures on multiple teeth.
An overbite or under-bite that was not addressed and corrected earlier on in life can sometimes lead to other issues later in adulthood. Many adults with these types of issues can have their smile and function of their mouth improved by traditional metal wire and bracket braces.
Our friendly orthodontist, Dr. Deji Fashemo, can also fit you for Invisalign® if your teeth only require a modest amount of re-alignment. This is a set of three to four, removable clear plastic aligners. Each one is set one small step closer to your ideal smile. Every two weeks you switch to a new set of aligners. Most people achieve their ideal smile in six to eight weeks.
If you have new or preexisting alignment issues with your teeth, you should call Dr. Deji Fashemo at Fourth Dimension Orthodontics in Allen and Dallas, Texas, to explore your braces options. Our Dallas office can be reached at 972-947-2000 and our Allen office can be reached at 972-947-2200. We’ll look forward to serving you!