Orthodontic treatment has the ability to be successful at any age. If you are like many adult patients, the idea of getting braces may scare you. Good News! We offer a variety of the most appealing treatment options for adult braces in Temecula. You may be surprised, but about 1 in every 5 orthodontic patients today is over age 18. We are proud to offer adults with progressive treatment methods including Damon Clear®, Lingual braces, and Invisalign®. It’s never too late to improve your smile.
Causes of Orthodontic Problems
The majority of orthodontic problems are inherited. These genetic problems include crowding, spacing, protrusion, extra or missing teeth, malformed or misshaped teeth, and some jaw growth problems. Other malocclusions, or bad bites, are acquired by thumb-sucking, dental disease, accidents, and early or late loss of baby teeth. During your complimentary orthodontic exam, Dr. Rucker will be able to determine the best possible approach to straightening your teeth that is tailored to your individual needs.
Importance of Orthodontic Treatment
Crooked and crowded teeth are difficult to clean and maintain, leading to gum disease and tooth decay. A bad bite can also cause abnormal wear of tooth surfaces, difficulty in chewing and/or speaking, and excess stress on supporting bone and jaw joints. Without treatment, many problems that are otherwise preventable become worse and can require additional dental care later in life. Properly aligned teeth obtained through quality orthodontic treatment promotes a lifetime of healthy teeth, gums, and jaw joints.
Your Smile is a Window
Your smile is your greeting to the world and is an important part of your dental health. Not everyone is born with beautiful teeth. In fact, most adults today have crooked or poorly spaced teeth. These characteristics can occasionally be a source of embarrassment or low self-esteem. The benefits of orthodontic treatment is much more than straight teeth. Orthodontic treatment is a smart investment in your physical and emotional health. Straight teeth and an attractive smile enhances overall health and improves self-esteem. It also makes it easier to brush and floss, preventing very costly dental procedures in the future. Our ultimate goal is to craft confident smiles and inspire our patients to face their future smiling with confidence.