Come See Us For Your Consultation! No Referral Necessary!
Are you concerned you are too old for orthodontics? Age does not determine if you would be a good candidate for orthodontic treatment. Your current overall health, periodontal health, and orthodontic diagnosis are the primary factors that determine whether you are a good fit for treatment.
According to information from the American Association of Orthodontists the number of adults seeking an orthodontic consultation and actually undergoing treatment has been steadily increasing over the last 20 years. At this time an average of 1 in 5 orthodontic patients in the US and Canada are adults.
If you are an adult and you are unhappy with the alignment of your teeth, if you have bite problems or jaw issues, you should not hesitate to see an orthodontist. Please remember a referral is not necessary. You can call an orthodontic office yourself and plan a consultation appointment to determine if orthodontic treatment is right for you.
The orthodontist will conduct a thorough clinical examination and assess your medical history for any medical conditions that may affect your orthodontic treatment plan. He or she will assess the status of your dentition and your bite and will discuss what you might expect from orthodontic treatment, duration, cost estimate etc. Before actually treating the bite or jaw problems for adults, the orthodontist may recommend a consultation with a gum specialist to assess the health of your gums and bone. The duration of treatment for mature patients may be somewhat longer, but there is a wide range in that respect.
When it comes to wanting to have a beautiful smile and straight teeth, age is not a limit. Schedule a consultation with us in Scarborough and let Dr. Dask evaluate your smile!
– The Beach Braces Team