Adult Orthodontics
By Superior Orthodontics
January 25, 2018
Category: Dental Procedures
Tags: braces   orthodontics  

Braces aren’t just for kids anymore. Find out why more and more adults are turning to orthodontics

Most people think of braces and assume that only children can benefit from this treatment. Well, think again! More and more adults are realizing that it’s never too late to get the smile they’ve always wanted and our West Bloomfield Township, MI, orthodontist Dr. Kishawn Kole-James is here to make sure that his adult patients get that straighter smile.

Most adults think that it’s too late to get braces mostly because the idea of wearing metal braces doesn't sound appealing; however, our West Bloomfield Township, MI, orthodontic expert is here to tell you that you can fix common misalignments without needing to wear traditional braces. While they can be a great option for fixing more complex and complicated dental malocclusions (“bad bites”) it isn’t the only way to get the straight smile you want.

In fact, there is a unique system that allows you to wear clear, flexible aligners over your teeth. Chances are pretty good that you’ve heard of Invisalign, but if you haven’t you have come to the right place. This revolutionary system allows you to place clear, custom-made aligners over your teeth. These aligners look similar to mouthguards except they are sleeker and customized to fit snugly over your teeth.

These aligners are specially designed to move your teeth the precise amount in order to get them into the proper position. Over time, you will start to see changes to the shape of your smile. Each aligner is worn for about two weeks at a time before being replaced with the next set in your treatment. It can easily fit into your lifestyle and you don’t have any dietary restrictions like you would if you had traditional braces.

Superior Orthodontics in West Bloomfield Township, MI, also provides quality orthodontic treatment to the Harper Woods and Detroit, MI, areas. Whether you are considering orthodontics as an adult or your teen wants a straighter smile, call us today.