adult-orthodonticsWe live in a society that values aesthetics, and the phrase “smile makeover” has become popular in recent years. Many adults are anxious to brighten, whiten and straighten their teeth to improve their smiles.

Orthodontic treatment just might be one of the best ways to achieve a permanent smile makeover. It’s never too late and you’re never too old for braces. Can’t stand the thought of traditional brackets and arch wires? Ask us if Invisalign®, a system of clear plastic aligners that brings teeth into proper alignment,  is an option for you. But even if it isn’t the best method for addressing your particular alignment issues, you can take comfort in knowing that brackets are smaller than ever and come in clear and tooth-colored options.

It has become common in our practice for us to treat a child, and then have Mom or Dad ask about treatment for themselves. Sometimes their parents couldn’t afford orthodontic treatment as children. Other times, they had braces during childhood, but lost a retainer or quit wearing it and their teeth have relapsed. Regardless of the reason, Dr. Carrie Jennings Southworth can help.

If you’re interested in orthodontic treatment, your appointment begins with us taking X-rays. Then you will receive a complimentary complete orthodontic exam to ensure your gums and bone structure are healthy. You’ll have a conversation with Dr. Jennings to discuss the diagnosis, get your questions answered, learn about treatment recommendations, and receive a price quote.

You won’t have to worry about extended treatment in our office. Dr. Jennings uses the newest techniques and appliances to shorten treatment time. Orthodontic technology in use today greatly reduces discomfort levels and reduces the frequency of follow-up visits. For example, the arch wires we use are of the highest quality available on the market today and are made of heat-activated materials that NASA developed.

Please call our office if you would like to learn more about the orthodontic treatment options available for adults.