It's Not Too Late to Straigthen Your Smile
By Superior Orthodontics
July 19, 2018
Category: Dental Procedures
Tags: adult braces  

Your best smile is one that's healthy, functional, and attractive. It boosts your self-confidence and helps you express who you are. If you adult bracessuffer with a gapped, crowded, or crooked smile and wish to look and perform at your very best, consider braces from your orthodontist in Harper Woods, MI, Dr. Kishawn Kole-James. At Superior Orthodontics, Dr. Kole-James treats adult patients with extra-special care, understanding their need for discreet appliances and comfortable services which fit their busy lifestyles.

It's not too late

Yes, the optimal and most convenient time to straighten a smile is adolescence-ages 11 to 14 to be exact, states the American Association of Orthodontists (AAO). At this age, the jaw bone is still growing, and dental alignment is more fluid and pliable.

All that being said, adult orthodontic treatment still works extremely well, and millions of adults who currently wear braces or clear aligners can attest to that. The AAO reports that a full 20 percent of orthodontic patients are adults.

What are your choices?

Modern dentistry offers a wide range of options for mild, moderate and even severe orthodontic problems in adults. Dr. Kole-James is an expert in many of them--ranging from traditional metal and ceramic braces, to less obvious clear and lingual (tongue-side) braces, and innovative clear aligners such as Invisalign.

When you come to Superior Orthodontics in Harper Woods for a smile analysis with orthodontist, Dr. Kole-James, and his friendly team, you'll receive a complete oral examination and bite analysis. Sophisticated digital X-rays reveal root and bone structure, and your smile goals give your orthodontist many important details to consider as he plans out your treatment.

Adult orthodontic problems

Dr. Kole-James sees a wide variety of smile alignment issues among his adult patients. They include:

  • Overbite
  • Underbite
  • Crossbite
  • Openbite
  • Orthodontic relapse
  • Tooth rotation
  • Protruding front teeth
  • Gaps
  • Overcrowding

As long as teeth and gums are healthy, no problem is too difficult. However, Dr. Kole-James does emphasize the importance of careful brushing and flossing at home, a nutritious diet and semi-annual check-ups and hygienic cleanings.

Available orthodontic appliances

During your one-on-one consultation, you'll find out what kind of braces are best for your particular case. Invisalign clear aligners are a popular choice for many mild to moderate smile issues because of their discreet appearance, ease of care and shorter treatment times. Whatever kind of braces you need, rest assured that the team at Superior Orthodontics will guide you through the process carefully, with the result being a beautiful, straight, and healthy smile.

Find out more

To arrange a consultation, call Superior Orthodontics in Harper Woods, MI, at (248) 313-4899.