Adults are welcome
Braces aren't just for kids anymoreTooth alignment can be changed at any age if your gums and bone structure are healthy. A new smile can begin today. Orthodontic treatment at later stages in life can dramatically improve your personal appearance and self-esteem. Improving the health of your teeth and gums is equally important. Crooked teeth and a bad bite can contribute to gum and bone loss, tooth decay, and abnormal wear of the tooth enamel and surfaces.
New techniques and materials today have made wearing braces more comfortable, and less intrusive than ever. Your options may include:
- traditional metal braces
- clear braces
During the initial examination, we will be able to determine the best possible treatment for your individual needs. From this appointment we will outline the treatment plan, time of treatment expected and the approximate cost.
Frequently Asked Questions
Do appliances have to show?
Many options are available today to minimise the appearance of braces. Today’s braces are smaller and sleeker, and some are next-to-invisible. Dr. Taryn can advise you as to what options are recommended for your particular needs.
Will orthodontic treatment fit my lifestyle?
You can do almost anything during orthodontic treatment – sing, play a musical instrument, dine out, kiss, and even have your picture taken. Some adjustments may be necessary, but, if you’re like the vast majority of adult patients, you’ll adjust quickly. New techniques and materials today have made wearing braces more comfortable, and less intrusive than ever.
Am I a good fit for orthodontic treatment?
During your consultation, Dr. Taryn can determine if you will benefit from treatment. After carefully analysing the nature of your needed correction, Dr. Taryn will recommend the best course of treatment for improving your smile, including the different types of braces that are best for your treatment.
I’m missing some teeth.
Can orthodontic treatment improve my bite?
Orthodontic treatment can create or hold space to replace missing teeth. Dr. Taryn will work with your dentist or dental specialist who will provide bridges or implants so that you can achieve the best result.
I’ve been treated for gum disease.
Can my teeth be straightened?
Dr. Taryn will consult with your dentist and/or periodontist about the health of your gums. If you are a candidate for orthodontic treatment, you will continue regular supervision with your dentist and periodontist. In many cases, tooth alignment can improve the health of the gums.
How much does treatment cost?
The cost of orthodontic treatment will depend on many factors, including the severity of the problem, its complexity and length of treatment. Dr. Taryn will be glad to discuss the cost with you before treatment begins. We offer convenient payment plans to assist you.