Adult Orthodontics

adult orthodontics CedartownAdults often question if they are candidates for orthodontic treatment and for most people it is never too late to be your best.  Consulting with an orthodontist can help determine if you can benefit from treatment.  After carefully analyzing the nature of your needed correction, Dr. Edwards will recommend the best course of treatment for improving your smile.  Today, adults make up about one in every five orthodontic patients.

Healthy teeth can be moved at any age.  Many orthodontic problems can be corrected as easily for adults as for children.  Orthodontic forces move teeth in the same way for both adults and children.  Orthodontic treatment can help correct crowded teeth or spaces that you have been self-conscious about for years.  It can give you the confidence and pride that comes with straight teeth and a great smile.

Orthodontics in adults can help in maintaining dental health.  Untreated misaligned teeth can lead to other dental problems including abnormal wear of the surfaces of the teeth and difficulty in chewing.  Advances in orthodontics have made treatment more comfortable than ever with improved outcomes for people of all ages.  Dr. Carol Edwards works with other dental professionals – general dentists, periodontists, prosthodontists and oral surgeons to provide a comprehensive approach to your dental health.

Many options are available today to minimize the appearance of braces.  Applicances today are smaller and sleeker and some are almost invisible.  Dr. Edwards can advise you as to what options are recommended for your particular needs.

Orthodontists receive an additional two to three years of specialized education beyond dental school to learn the proper way to align and straighten teeth.  Only those with this education may call themselves “orthodontists” and only orthodontists are eligible for membership in the American Association of Orthodontists.  Dr. Carol Edwards is a member of the American Association of Orthdontists and thanks you for placing your confidence in her to treat your orthodontic needs.