Dr. Walle and his staff at Klamath Falls Dental Specialists believe that braces aren’t just for kids anymore. Tooth alignment can be changed at any age with Invisalign or high-tech “clear” braces if your gums and bone structure are healthy.
At Klamath Falls Dental Specialists, Dr. Walle and his team offer a variety of treatments that are designed for different age groups, including adults. Your new smile can begin today!
Benefits of Orthodontic Treatment for Adults
Orthodontic treatment at later stages in life can dramatically improve your personal appearance and self-esteem. Improving the health of your teeth and gums is equally important. Crooked teeth and a bad bite can contribute to gum and bone loss, tooth decay, and abnormal wear of the tooth enamel and surfaces.
Orthodontic Treatment Improves Overall Dental Health
Orthodontics is not merely for improving the aesthetics of the smile; orthodontic treatment improves bad bites, also known as malocclusions. This condition occurs as a result of tooth or jaw misalignment, affecting the way you smile, chew, clean your teeth or feel about your smile.
According to studies by the American Association of Orthodontists, untreated malocclusions can result in a variety of problems.
- Crowded teeth are more difficult to properly brush and floss, which may contribute to tooth decay and/or gum disease.
- Protruding teeth are more susceptible to accidental chipping.
- Crossbites can result in unfavorable growth and uneven tooth wear.
- Openbites can result in tongue-thrusting habits and speech impediments.
- Deep overbites can result in damage to gums and increased tooth wear.
Ultimately, orthodontics does more than make a pretty smile—it creates a healthier you.
Improved Orthodontic Techniques
The new techniques and appliances we use at Klamath Falls Dental Specialists greatly reduce discomfort levels, decrease the frequency of visits, shorten treatment time and may allow you to choose from several options. These orthodontic treatment options may include high-tech metal or “clear” braces utilizing super-elastic wires or Invisalign aligners to correct poorly aligned teeth.
During the initial examination, we will be able to determine the best possible treatment for your individual needs. During this initial examination we will discuss the likely treatment plan, options for treatment, time of treatment expected and the approximate cost.
A large percentage of our patients are adults, and they agree that it’s never too late to improve their greatest asset – their smile.
To determine if you are a candidate for orthodontic treatment, call Klamath Falls Orthodontist Dr. Neil Walle at (541) 884-8668 for your appointment at Klamath Falls Dental Specialists.