Braces for Adults
Orthodontic treatment is generally thought of as a teenage rite of passage for most youth. Braces are not only for teens. Increasingly adults are seeking orthodontics whether they missed getting the work they needed done earlier, or if they are still unsatisfied with their appearance or function. The Canadian Association of Orthodontists states that one in five orthodontic patients is over the age of 21. Dr. Dumore & Team Orthodontics can give you the smile you want, at any age. Our treatments vary in style, length of time, and even seen or unseen - we, can fix your teeth without anyone ever knowing. We would love to discuss your options with you following an evaluation.
Why should I get my teeth straightened?
Dr. Dumore is finding that many adults are choosing to receive orthodontic treatment for a few reasons:
We are seeing adults everywhere take advantage of the opportunity to receive orthodontic care, and now you can too.
Common Reasons for Adult Patients Seeking Orthodontic Treatment
Some of the most common reasons a patient may inquire or seek orthodontic treatment includes:
Orthodontic Treatment Options for Adults
Many of our adult patients feel that they have surpassed the age when having metal braces is socially acceptable. We don't want you to be discouraged from seeking the orthodontia work that you need. There are options available. Today's orthodontic treatment options offer both variations in traditional metal braces, and other clear dental appliances that are designed to move your teeth comfortably, aesthetically, and customizable. We offer these various types of braces:
Orthodontics for Adults versus Orthodontics for Youth
A large difference between orthodontic work for adults and children or teens is the status of the jawbone. We are able to more easily manipulate a younger teens jaw as it is still growing. An adult's jawbone is grown. This may mean that we need to surgically alter the positioning of their jaw through orthognathic surgery to align the jawbones.
Other differences include preparatory work. We may need to deal with gum disease, or missing teeth, or other restoration work before proceeding with the orthodontic process.
At Dr. Dumore & Team Orthodontics, we recognize that adults and children have different needs, and require different styles of attention and care. Our team will work with you to ensure you receive the appropriate treatments and options, we want your needs to be met with understanding and respect from us. Dr. Tim Dumore is available to answer all of your questions about braces and the various options to straighten your teeth. For more information, contact our Winnipeg Manitoba, Canada office at: 204-809-6026