There are numerous benefits to pursuing orthodontic treatment. Treatment may be recommended due to functional or esthetic reasons. Treatment may be recommended for patients who are facing the following dental conditions:
No! Dr. Mason and his team at Polaris Orthodontic Center offer a wide variety of orthodontic techniques that address different patient needs. In addition to traditional orthodontics, Invisalign, hidden braces, and self-ligating braces are also available, as well as accelerated treatment plans.
Not at all. Adults in their sixties or even seventies can undertake orthodontic treatment. Teeth may move a little slower in some adults but everyone’s teeth respond to orthodontic forces.
It is likely that you will feel some sensitivity and discomfort in the first few days after having the braces placed. Your gums, cheeks, and teeth will need time to get used to the new sensations within the mouth. Orthodontic treatment with Aligners such as Invisalign is generally more comfortable than treatment with braces. If you’re experiencing excessive pain, contact our office right away.
The amount of time will vary depending on the chosen plan of action and the individual patient’s needs. Most patients are treated within 8 to 30 months. Average treatment time is about 18 months.
Absolutely! In fact, attending regular dental visits is very important during orthodontic treatment will braces or aligners. Most patients must get their teeth cleaned with their dentist every 3-6 months during orthodontic treatment.
We understand your frustration. Here in Columbus, patients can pursue accelerated treatment that’s often capable of cutting the estimated time of a traditional orthodontic plan in half while creating the same, positive results.