We know that orthodontics can improve your smile and bite, regardless of your age. Many of our adult patients live under the impression that they cannot straighten their teeth or that the process will take a long time. This is often due to an appointment as a child where they were told that they would need to wear braces for three to four years. In the past, it could indeed take three to four years to straighten teeth that were severely crooked. Most people do not want to go through a treatment process that is so lengthy, and we understand this. Fortunately, times have changed. It no longer takes this long to straighten teeth, and most people can complete their procedure in 18 months. This is excellent news for adults who long for a beautiful smile, but also need the process to be convenient along the way. Our solutions are diverse. We focus on providing solutions that work now and in the future. When you visit our Vista office, we will discuss all possible options.
The majority of adults will lose at least one tooth in their lifetime. Even those who brush and floss regularly can lose a tooth in an accident or due to an infection. While this is common, it creates a perception challenge for many adults who want straight teeth but do not know if they can obtain them with orthodontics care. We encourage you to visit our office, even if you have lost a tooth. Most of the time, we can begin the process without you first needing to replace it. Many of our patients will replace the tooth mid-way through or wait until the end of the treatment. We can let you know which solution will work best and what the timing of the procedure will be when you come in for a dental exam. Just remember that it doesn't matter what the condition of your teeth are now, we can work with you to create a treatment plan that addresses all of your oral health and appearance challenges.
If you have a busy lifestyle and are unsure of whether or not braces will fit into it, give us a call. Orthodontics is more convenient than it used to be. Braces are not only smaller than before but the treatment takes less time than it used to. There are also clear ceramic braces that blend into your teeth and removable aligners that one can wear as an alternative to braces. Since there is more than just one solution, you can select the treatment option that you think will best fit your lifestyle. We can go over what life is like when wearing each solution during your consultation. This way, you can select an option that will work to fix your teeth long term, but will not cause you stress. For more information, we invite you to call our Vista} office at (760) 692-1065 and schedule an appointment today.