Many children start orthodontic treatment between the ages of 7 and 14, though every patient differs. Regardless, if you’re not a teenager, it can feel like it’s too late for braces and all around too much of a bother to look into. Our Grand Rapids orthodontists would disagree and offer plenty of convenient options for adults looking to change their smile.
Here’s what you need to know about adult orthodontic treatment and the variety of effective solutions to choose from.
It is still possible to move your teeth into a more ideal position outside of your teenage years. That’s because, regardless of age, teeth will naturally respond to forces placed on them over time. This remains true whether you choose traditional braces or Invisalign® clear aligners.
So, whether you’re 25, 55, or older, you can pursue orthodontics. Interestingly enough, adults receiving orthodontic treatment has increased in popularity over the years with 1 in 4 patients today being an adult. Dr. Miller is no stranger to helping adults set up personalized treatment plans so they can finally achieve their dream smile.
At our Grand Rapids orthodontics office, we have plenty of treatment options to suit your needs. If you’re fine with metal braces, we can get started as soon as you’re ready. Prefer instead to have a more low-key look? We’ve got you covered for that as well.
Interested in one of the services mentioned above? Dr. Miller and his staff would be more than happy to assess your smile and discuss the best option for you. Simply give our office a call, set up a virtual appointment, or leave us a message online.
Both children and teenagers are in the process of growing. This growth of course includes the mouth, teeth, and jaws. The less mature and dense the bone, the easier it is for Dr. Miller to influence with orthodontic methods.
Adults, on the other hand, are no longer actively growing. Treatment is still very much possible despite this, though it can take slightly longer compared to younger patients. To help brief you on all expected timelines, Dr. Miller can create a treatment plan tailored to your dental needs.
Another factor to keep in mind with adult orthodontics, is how your daily habits will affect the outcome of treatment. For example, clenching or grinding your teeth either during the day or at night. Dr. Miller will coordinate with your family dentist to ensure problems such as these are addressed for the best results possible.
Orthodontics is not limited to children and teens. Our orthodontists in Grand Rapids, MI, encourage adults who are not happy with their smile to consider trying either metal braces or a more discreet option like clear aligners. Give Miller Orthodontics a call today at (616) 942-9320 today to request an appointment.