That's right. Braces just aren't for the kids anymore! A crooked or misaligned smile can be straightened out at any age, as long as your gums and bone structure are healthy. Joseph D. Martinez Orthodontics of La Grande, OR offers treatments for adults that may include braces.
Today's orthodontic technology greatly reduces any discomfort, along with the frequency of visits. It shortens treatment time and may offer several options, such as metal or translucent braces, or transparent aligners that can be worn at night.
We can coordinate with your dentist for crown work or implant placement that may be preparing you for the installation of braces. We also remind you that seeing your regular dentist every six months and staying up to date with all cleanings is critical.
Fixing crooked teeth isn't just about good looks. A bad bite can mean gum and bone loss, tooth decay, and wear of the tooth enamel and surfaces. It can lead to headaches and jaw joint (TMJ/TMD) pain.