adult-orthodonticsHere is something we often see at Sturbridge Orthodontics: parent brings child in for treatment; parent sees child’s personality evolve and confidence increase during the course of treatment; parent inquires about orthodontic treatment for himself/herself.

We love to see this happen, because we always say you’re never too old to improve your smile. If you’re an adult who didn’t receive orthodontic treatment during childhood, or your teeth have relapsed because you stopped wearing your retainer years ago, Dr. Ferdinand Sabelis can help you get the smile you’ve always wanted.

The important thing to keep in mind if you’re considering treatment as an adult is that you are far from alone. About 20 percent of all orthodontic patients are adults.

Having a smile that makes you feel confident can be good for your self-esteem and your professional life. However, orthodontic treatment is about more than aesthetics; it also promotes good oral health. Teeth that are in proper alignment are easier to keep clean with brushing and flossing. Aligned teeth provide fewer crevices in which food particles can accumulate and lead to plaque and tartar buildup. Properly spaced and aligned teeth also help prevent gum recession, gum disease and premature enamel wear.

We offer traditional metal braces and arch wires, ceramic braces that match your natural tooth color, and Invisalign®. Many adults prefer ceramic brackets or Invisalign®, because these treatment methods are less noticeable. Invisalign® has a variety of aesthetic advantages, and you can learn more about this treatment method by visiting our Invisalign® page.

Even if you opt for traditional metal braces, keep in mind that the metal brackets of today are smaller than those you might have had in childhood.

Please call our office today if you would like to learn more about how orthodontic treatment can improve your smile and improve your oral health.