Maintaining a beautiful smile is not just about attractiveness; it’s also about health. You may think that correcting an overbite or filling a gap by adjusting the alignment of teeth can be a little bit superficial, but think about this: the way that you bite into your food or chew your meals may be wearing down some teeth more than others simply because of their placement. You may be suffering from gingivitis because you can’t clean hard-to-reach places between certain teeth if there’s overcrowding. Whether it be for aesthetic reasons or for health reasons, there’s no need to shy away from your orthodontic experts. There are plenty of alternatives you can choose from and our Kansas City orthodontics team are here to help.
What Are My Options As An Adult?
Yes, there are orthodontists for adults. Here at our Kansas City and Kearney offices, we offer a variety of options for those who feel they may be correcting their smile later in life. Don’t worry! You’re never too old to receive orthodontic treatment. Here are a few examples that are available to you:
Invisalign – This treatment is increasing in popularity for many reasons. It is a comfortable option that is less invasive than most orthodontic treatments. It uses pliable plastic trays that can, over time, move teeth into their proper positions. Most people choose this option because they appreciate how discreet and unnoticeable they aligners are. Also, there are fewer dietary restrictions so you can remove the aligners as needed and enjoy the hard and sticky foods that may be a no-no with other orthodontic treatments.
Traditional braces – You’re probably most familiar with this method of orthodontic treatment. It stands the test of time for a big reason—it’s highly effective. Traditional braces can tackle a host of orthodontic problems, and many patients find they are easier and more comfortable than they previously believed.
Clear braces – Patients who want more discreet traditional braces may choose clear braces. The main difference between them is the color of the brackets; with traditional braces, you’ll receive metal brackets, and with clear braces you have more esthetic brackets that are fashioned from ceramic.
Contact Your Local Kansas City Orthodontist Today!
Have any lingering doubts or questions on your mind? That’s okay! Our friendly staff is here to answer any inquiries you may have and place your mind at ease. If you’re ready to take the plunge, feel free to request a free consultation with our doctor or schedule an appointment to get started with your orthodontic treatment today.
At Weber Orthodontics, we care about your kids’ health, and want their first dental experiences to be good ones. We offer traditional, clear, and Invisalign braces. Contact our office by phone (816) 746-1200 or complete our appointment request form to schedule an appointment.