Would Adult Braces Fix My Smile?

February 15, 2016

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Do you need adult braces? Do you have a malocclusion in your smile? Malocclusion if a fancy orthodontic term used to describe bite issues in your mouth. Malocclusions can be overbites, underbites, crossbites, crooked teeth, gaps and even misaligned jaws. Just about everyone has some degree of malocclusion and even minor ones could have an impact on your oral health.

It is a common misconception that orthodontists just care about making your smile look good, but we are also very interested in making your smile healthier too. Malocclusions are not just cosmetic issues; they can lead to other oral health related problems such as:

  • Temporomandibular Joint Disorder
  • Tooth decay
  • Gum disease
  • Bruxism (tooth grinding)

The good news is that adult braces have come a long way since you were a kid. Orthodontic treatment does not mean that you’ll have to have a mouth full of metal. Recent advances such as ceramic braces and Invisalign clear aligners have made it possible for adults to correct malocclusions without braces being the first thing their clients and coworkers notice about them.

If you’ve been wondering if adult braces are right for you, schedule a complimentary consultation with the board-certified orthodontists at Cronauer and Angelakis. We will take x-rays and thoroughly examine your bite to see if your malocclusion is serious enough to need correction and what your best options are. If cost is an issue we have many in-house financing options with payments to fit your budget. Schedule your first visit at one of our South Coast locations today.

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