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Orthodontics for Adults

Updated: Oct 20, 2020

For many children in junior high the need to wear braces can be a social embarrassment and many people still regret having their high school year book pictures showing them with their braces. These are the main reasons why many children and young adults are reluctant to address their orthodontic needs. This in turn contributes to the many adults that have continuing orthodontic problems. However, it is never too late to get your teeth straightened and achieve that beautiful smile.

If high profile celebrities such as Tom Cruise or Cher can engage in orthodontic treatment to create their perfect smile, then what is stopping you? There have been a great many developments in orthodontic treatments which mean that it is necessary to have obvious metal braces on your teeth which restrict your eating and cause speech difficulties.

Of course, orthodontic treatments are somewhat easier in children, as their jaws have yet to fully form and can be more easily manipulated. Adult orthodontic treatments have advanced and the perception that the treatment may be painful in not true for all cases; in fact you are likely to experience nothing more than a sense of discomfort.


There have even been developments in orthodontic treatment which allow you to continue to eat your favorite foods, play wind instruments or contact sports without risk of pain or injury. Many treatments are very discreet and the braces can be very difficult to see, thus diminishing your need to worry about your appearance. Feeling confident about your appearance goes a long way in your work environment and in your social activities.

In addition to improving your self-image with your beautiful smile, there are also a number of additional benefits which includes eliminating the risk of complications if not treated. Correcting the underlying issue will ensure that your mouth remains healthy and allows you to flash a wonderful smile.

In many cases treatment can be accomplished over a time frame that is convenient for your lifestyle. Appointments are scheduled at our convenience and should have only an average impact on your schedule. It is important to follow the orthodontist’s instructions to ensure that treatment can be completed in the optimum timeframe. Treatment options which allow for removable aligners should be worn for at least twenty hours a day for maximum effectiveness. Ideally they should only be removed for eating and oral hygiene but can also be removed for playing contact sports.

If you are experiencing pain or discomfort in your teeth or jaws, have crooked or uneven teeth, there is likely to be an orthodontic solution to correct the problem. If you find your smile lacking and wish to create a cosmetic effect, there will be an orthodontic treatment to help you achieve a beautiful smile and increase your confidence. Regardless of your age, it is never too late to get your teeth straightened and enjoy a wonderful smile.

If you are interested in learning more about orthodontic treatments available for adults, contact Fremont Orthodontics. We provide experienced and expertise orthodontic services for all ages and would be delighted to answer any questions you may have. It would be our pleasure to help you achieve the smile of your dreams.

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