Adult orthodontics is a dental specialty that involves straightening teeth and aligning a patients’ bite. Drs. Van and Ryan Nowlin is an expert orthodontist that has received additional schooling and hands on training in how to work with adults to straighten their teeth and improve their smile. Many adults think that they cannot straighten their teeth or qualify for braces because they are older. This is simply not the case. Adults represent twenty percent of the patients that get braces every year. In many ways, it is easier for an adult in the Tulsa area to get and take care of braces.
Adults are more responsible, making it easier to avoid foods that can harm braces. Additionally, it is easier for adults to learn how to care for their braces and teeth, decreasing the risk for cavities. At times, this can make the process faster for adults than it is for children. When braces and teeth remain in perfect condition throughout the treatment, the process will stay on schedule without being delayed by broken brackets or the need for brackets to be removed in order to receive dental care. Adults are more equipped to keep their treatment on track and on schedule.
If you live in Tulsa and are considering adult braces, call our orthodontist office. We provide adult braces to those throughout the 74136 area. Adult braces are similar in function to what is worn by children only with fewer potential complications. Adults have all of their mature teeth in and their jaw has typically stopped growing. This makes it possible to straighten teeth once, instead of potentially needing an additional treatment when back molars come in.
At Nowlin Orthodontics, we provide a variety of treatment options as part of our adult orthodontics services. This includes both traditional metal braces and clear aligners. Traditional braces are attached to the teeth using metal brackets and wires to straighten them. Aligners are a clear plastic tray that is worn and taken out in order to eat and brush teeth. Both are affective solutions for straightening teeth and transforming smiles.
We work with patients throughout Tulsa, Oklahoma and no matter how crooked your teeth are, they will still need to go through the same basic process. The only thing that changes is how long you need to wear your braces and which adult orthodontics treatment option will work best for straightening your teeth.