Adult Orthodontics in Creve Coeur
It’s never too late to get straighter teeth! Whether you have crooked teeth, crowded teeth or bite issues, our knowledgeable staff at Olive Orthodontics will help you find the orthodontic treatment that’s right for you.
If you want to know more about adult orthodontics in Creve Coeur, you’ve come to the right place! With technological advances, such as clear aligners and low-profile clear braces, a growing number of adults are seeking orthodontic treatment to correct jaw and tooth misalignment concerns. The American Association of Orthodontists reported that in 2016 alone, 1,690,00 adults in the U.S. and Canada received orthodontic treatment.
Orthodontic treatment improves the appearance of your smile and the health of your gums and teeth. Properly aligned teeth are also easier to keep clean through regular brushing and flossing, helping you to ensure the longevity of your teeth. At Olive Orthodontics, we’re passionate about providing high-quality adult orthodontic care. Dr. Rohra has extensive experience working with complex cases to ensure the best treatment outcome for his patients.
Because their jaws are still growing, children and teenagers make the best patients for orthodontic treatment; however, you can get straighter teeth at any age. Teeth move in the jaw bone using the same biological process, regardless of your age. If you suffer from crooked teeth, missing or extra teeth, misaligned jaws or other orthodontic problems, you’re never too old to start receiving orthodontic treatment.
Through the application of controlled, consistent force, the teeth will be repositioned to create a straighter, healthier smile. You may choose to receive traditional braces, clear braces, or clear aligners. Following treatment, you will wear a retainer to maintain alignment and keep your teeth from sliding out of place. Other dental appliances may be necessary, depending on your needs.
Adult treatment may take longer than treatment for children/teenagers due to the maturity and density of adult jaw bone. Your treatment may also be complicated by dental health issues, such as misshapen or worn teeth, missing teeth, fillings or trauma from a previous jaw injury. But don’t panic! At Olive Orthodontics, we know you want to achieve a more beautiful smile as quickly as possible. That’s why we also offer accelerated orthodontic treatment.
Can I get braces as an adult?
If you’re one of the many adults who missed the opportunity to receive orthodontic treatment as a child, adult orthodontics can be an essential part of maintaining your overall dental health. Getting a straighter, healthier smile today can save you from having to lose some or even all of your teeth later in life. Orthodontic treatment is worth the investment for a more beautiful, confident and long-lasting smile.
Are braces painful?
Every patient’s pain tolerance is different, but some discomfort is natural. You will experience tenderness as your teeth begin to shift. We try to offer the least painful options available and will work to make your experience as comfortable as we possibly can.
How long do I have to wear braces?
Every case is unique, but repositioning takes an average of 22 months. At Olive Orthodontics, we offer accelerated orthodontic treatment to give you a straighter smile in less time. Consult with our team to discuss your treatment options.
Our orthodontist will discuss all of your options and create a treatment plan that meets your unique needs. We’ll help you get straighter teeth through adult orthodontics in Creve Coeur! Call our office today at (314) 274-1477 to schedule an appointment.