Damon Orthdodontics

5 Reasons Adult Orthodontic Treatment is Right For You

Adult Braces

Damon Orthodontics specializes in providing high quality orthodontist care. Your smile matters at any age, it impacts others first impression of you. For adult orthodontics in Spokane Washington, we’ve got you covered with over 50 years of experience.

There are various reasons for getting orthodontic treatment.

  1. Crowded teeth
    It can be very difficult to brush and floss when your teeth are crowded. Your teeth may overlap and you may feel there is not enough space in your jaw for all your teeth.
  2. Spaces between teeth
    Irregularly spaced teeth make it harder to control plaque and tartar. Food particles may also get stuck along your gums which can cause bad breath, gum disease, and other issues.
  3. Overbite
    An overbite is when your upper teeth overlap with your lower teeth. It can cause tooth wear and damage. Misaligned jaws can result in chronic jaw pain among other problems. Orthodontic treatment can fix your overbite and improve your smile.
  4. Underbite
    An underbite is when your lower teeth extend outward further than the upper front teeth. It can cause difficulty with chewing, swallowing and speaking. Tooth enamel can wear down and it increases your chance of developing tooth decay and other dental issues.
  5. Open Bite
    An open bite is a gap between your upper and lower teeth. It means that your teeth do not align properly when your jaws are closed. It can cause frequent biting of your inner cheeks and tongue, the development of a lisp and mouth breathing.

Smile With Confidence

“Aside from the medical reasons for adult orthodontic treatment there are many aesthetic reasons for choosing braces. Everyone wants a smile they can be confident to wear. We spend money to have a professional wardrobe and should similarly not be afraid to spend some money to put our best smile forward. Consider the difference that improving your smile can make on your confidence. A greater sense of self confidence often results in a greater sense of general well-being. Even while wearing braces, knowing that you are making an effort to improve yourself will ease your mind. Remember your braces are only temporary.

How Long Does Treatment Take?

The length of time a person wears braces varies on a number of factors. These factors include the severity of the problem. The more severe the issue, the longer it will take to correct. The age of the patient can vary the treatment time because young and still developing teeth are easier to manipulate and easier to treat. The type of orthodontic treatment you choose will also be a determinant of how quickly results occur. The type of braces you choose will be a factor in how long results take. Discuss with your orthodontist what treatment type is best for you. On average, most people wear braces for approximately 2 years.

Free Consultation Available

If you are still unsure whether orthodontist treatment is right for you, contact Damon Orthodontics for a free consultation. Our top rated orthodontists and team will be more than happy to assist you in choosing the best treatment for you.