Orthodontic treatment straightens the teeth in order to improve the appearance and health of your smile. By straightening your teeth, you can improve the overall health of your teeth and gums and make cleaning your teeth easier by being able to brush and floss more effectively.
Another benefit of having straighter teeth is that it can help to improve your confidence by giving you a more beautiful smile. However, the biggest benefit of Fountain Hills orthodontics is the improved oral health that comes along with it. Straighter teeth are less likely to develop decay or gum disease because they are easier to clean and maintain properly.
Orthodontic treatment can begin around the age of seven, but patients can typically begin seeing an orthodontist once their adult teeth are already in. You should visit our Fountain Hills orthodontist if you are experiencing the following:
Traditional metal braces are the most commonly used type of braces because they are suitable for most orthodontic issues, and they achieve excellent results. These traditional braces consist of high-grade stainless steel brackets bonded to each tooth and an archwire that runs through the brackets.
The archwires are tightened at each appointment to gradually shift the teeth into the desired positions. This type of orthodontic treatment requires patients to visit the Fountain Hills orthodontist every six to eight weeks for adjustments and checkups.
Depending on your malocclusion, you may have the option of choosing clear ceramic braces or Invisalign® aligners instead of traditional metal braces. Clear ceramic braces use translucent brackets that blend in with the natural color of your teeth, making them less noticeable to others than other types of braces.
Aligners like Invisalign are made from clear plastic and are removable by the wearer. They are almost invisible when worn, making them a popular choice for adults and older teenagers who want the cosmetic benefit of their treatment being less obvious.
No matter which type of braces you choose, Dr. Jones will provide you with a recommendation based on your individual needs and preferences.
Contrary to popular belief, orthodontics is not just for children. In fact, the American Association of Orthodontists has found that one in five orthodontic patients is over the age of twenty-one. Whether you’re considering treatment for yourself or for a child, it’s important to make an informed choice about your treatment plan.
During your initial consultation, our Fountain Hills orthodontist, Dr. Jones, will examine your teeth, discuss your concerns with you, and recommend a treatment plan. Orthodontic treatment can be successful at any age, and adults especially appreciate the benefits of a beautiful smile!
To find out more about Fountain Hills Orthodontics, call (480) 614-2211 or schedule a consultation online. You can also visit us at 12020 E Shea Blvd Suite 10, Scottsdale, AZ 85259.
12020 E Shea Blvd Suite 10,
Scottsdale, AZ 85259
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Phone: (480) 614-2211