Patients of nearly any age can benefit from orthodontic treatment. It’s true!
As you read this, about four million Americans are wearing braces to improve their orthodontic health. But traditional metal braces are just one orthodontic treatment of many. There are several wonderful options that might meet your needs as an adult patient.
Even though children tend to see faster results than adults, it is never too late for orthodontic treatment. With the right care from a Port Orange orthodontist you trust, you can get the straight and healthy smile you really want. Even later in life, you’ll help your teeth last longer and be easier to clean.
The big question is, what are the best orthodontic treatments for adults?
When you look for adult orthodontic care in Port Orange, you can’t go wrong with Beauchamp Orthodontics. As a board-certified orthodontist, Dr. Marielle Beauchamp has gone above and beyond so we can offer the widest variety of effective orthodontic treatments for adults and kids alike.
Here’s what you can expect from our family-friendly orthodontist in Port Orange:
Invisalign® is the clear alternative to ordinary braces and one you have probably heard of before.
This brand led a revolution in orthodontic care by introducing clear plastic aligners that could be removed at any time. With FDA approval and a history of more than 20 years, these aligners have proven to be incredibly popular with adults and responsible teens. They have a number of advantages that nobody else can match.
When you go with this advanced orthodontic treatment, you have the opportunity to take it out any time you need to. Yes, you should wear your aligners more than 20 hours a day to see optimal results, but the chance to remove them also makes them easier to clean and avoids accidents when playing sports.
Generally speaking, Invisalign® offers results comparable to metal braces and has a similar course of treatment. Some patients may even find they’re done weeks or months earlier than they would be with metal braces. All along the way, it’s easier for you to see your results in the mirror.
We’ve heard from hundreds of satisfied customers who say that Dr. Beauchamp is the only one who even knows they are wearing their clear plastic aligners. With that in mind, they might just be perfect for you!
2. Clear Braces
Clear braces are also conveniently available from Beauchamp Orthodontics and are great for adults.
With clear braces, you are getting all the benefits of regular braces in a much more subtle package. Clear braces are usually the same size as their metal counterparts, which means they can offer you all the same benefits that braces have proven for centuries. Because they are clear, however, most people will not even notice them.
Clear braces are made in part from a plastic material similar to what’s used in clear plastic aligners. Structurally, they are very similar to conventional metal braces. While it’s not impossible for someone to notice you’re wearing them, in our experience, they would really have to be staring at your mouth – that doesn’t happen often!
Thanks to the way they’re constructed, clear plastic braces may be better than clear plastic aligners for some adult patients. Dr. Beauchamp will walk you through your options so you can make an informed decision fast.
3. Small Form Factor Metal Braces
What happens when you have severe orthodontic symptoms that need a totally comprehensive treatment?
Some severe orthodontic problems simply can’t be treated any other way than through metal braces. Metal is a strong material that helps ensure the right amount of gentle pressure is placed on the teeth to move them to their treated position. When nothing else will do, our metal braces are terrific for adults.
Our small form factor metal braces are attached and maintained just like other metal braces, but they are about half the size of those braces. While they are the most noticeable of adult orthodontic treatments, they have the potential to help you finish your course of treatment months earlier.
Of course, everything depends on your unique situation and Dr. Beauchamp is here to help.
Get the Facts About Adult Orthodontic Treatment from a Leading Family Orthodontist in Port Orange
Adult orthodontic care is an outstanding way to improve your health and confidence. The sooner you begin, the sooner you can get it all done – and it can all happen faster than you think! Dr. Beauchamp will be glad to answer all your questions.
Get started today by booking your consultation online. We look forward to seeing you soon.