Good things come to those who wait…
Adult orthodontic treatment is very popular at Wilk & Wilk and, in fact, at least 25% of all orthodontic patients are now adults. There is an increased esthetic demand of society because adults are becoming increasingly aware of the value that a great smile offers in social and business settings.
Technological advances in orthodontics have created treatment options that are now more esthetic (clear aligner therapy (Invisalign®) and clear braces), more comfortable (Nickel-titanium wires), and faster (Propel® micropulse technology), with fewer office visits.
Orthodontic treatment at later stages in life can dramatically improve your personal appearance and self-esteem and can improve the health of your teeth and gums. Crowded teeth and a bad bite can contribute to gum disease and bone loss, tooth decay, abnormal wear of the tooth enamel, headaches, and jaw joint (TMJ/TMD) pain. These problems can become worse if clenching/grinding habits (a byproduct of stressful, modern life) are also present.
Both Dr. Brian and Dr. Kevin had orthodontic treatment as adults and can relate to both the expectations and the concerns that adults have as well as the clinical challenges of adult orthodontic treatment. We understand that our adult patients want orthodontic treatment that is esthetic, quick, comfortable and efficient and as a result, we routinely use innovative orthodontic techniques that have wide-ranging appeal to our adult patients.
At Wilk & Wilk Orthodontics, we have treated and continue to treat adults of all ages and have even treated adults over 70 years of age! Regardless of your age, adult orthodontic treatment will create a beautiful, healthy smile.
We offer a variety of treatment options for adult orthodontic patients:
- Esthetic clear braces
- Invisalign® – virtually invisible removable aligners
- Braces/ Invisalign® hybrid treatment
- White gold braces
- Metal braces
- Accelerated orthodontic treatment