When many people think of braces, they often think of young children and teens. While it is certainly more common for younger patients to undergo orthodontic surgery or other related work that does not mean that it is not available for adults as well. Adult braces can be implemented in order to improve appearances and to correct bite problems that may be affecting your health, and our adult orthodontist in Dartmouth here at Jensen Orthodontics Inc. can help you get the comprehensive care that you need.
Orthodontic work for adults may not be as common, but it is absolutely doable. There is a reason why braces are more commonly prescribed to younger patients, though, and this is because their teeth and gums are still developing as well as their bones. This makes it much easier to mold and guide their mouths in order to assume a more functional and healthy shape that will promote better dental health. Because an adult has already done all of their growing, orthodontic work may be more labor and time intensive, but it is still absolutely doable and it is something that many patients can accomplish. Many adults with bite problems or crooked teeth may believe that they have missed their window, but that is not the case. Here at Jensen Orthodontics Inc. our adult orthodontist in Dartmouth, Dr. Jensen, can examine your mouth, teeth and their supporting structures in order to determine what sort of work may need to be done. More than 30% of our patients here at Jensen Orthodontics Inc. are adults ranging between the ages of 20 and 60 so you are not alone in seeking orthodontic options as an adult.
Here at Jensen Orthodontics Inc. our adult orthodontist in Dartmouth can provide you with the initial examination that you will need before moving forward. Dr. Jensen will determine what work will need to be completed before going ahead with any treatment options. If you want to learn more about adult orthodontics and would like to find out whether they are right for you, call us to schedule an appointment today.