Many people get braces for different reasons, but for the most part people tend to associate braces and orthodontic treatment with kids and teenagers. While teens may be the ideal candidate for braces, that doesn’t mean that this specific type of dental care is not at all available for adults. Many adults wish to change their appearance later in life or may not experience things like dental crowding until their wisdom teeth develop in their late teens and twenties. Here with our Bohemia orthodontist, Charles P. Fiorenti, DDS, you can get adult orthodontics and achieve the smile you’ve always dreamed of.
Teenagers tend to be the ideal patients when it comes to things like braces and the use of other orthodontic tools and treatments for several reasons. This is mainly because teenagers tend to have all of their permanent adult teeth yet they are still growing. This time frame makes it easier for braces and other tools like retainers to gently guide teeth and their supporting structures, molding them in a way that will be efficient as well as long-lasting. Orthodontic treatment can certainly be applied to adults to want to improve their smiles and their dental health. Because adults have stopped growing, the process may take longer and is more likely to require the assistance of additional tools like retainers, lingual braces, and more heavy-duty oral appliances in order to achieve the same results. That is not the case for every situation, however, and every patient is different. In general though, adults tend to require a longer treatment period than kids or teens do. Here with our Bohemia orthodontist, Charles P. Fiorenti, DDS, you can get the primary testing and comprehensive care that you need and deserve when it comes to orthodontic treatment.
If you are an adult and are interested in improving your smile or straightening your teeth, call us here at the offices of Charles P. Fiorenti, DDS to schedule an appointment with our Bohemia orthodontist today.