According to the American Association of Orthodontics, one in five patients seek some form of teeth straightening treatment as an adult. Dealing with orthodontic issues in adulthood is increasingly common thanks to the abundance of discreet options now available. The Temecula dentists at the Oasis Family Dental will share a few reasons to make an appointment for an evaluation.

Your Initial Orthodontic Appointment

Although the number of orthodontic patients over 18 has grown over the years, orthodontists ideally aim to catch problems early on.Children should have an appointment with an orthodontist by the age of seven, says the American Dental Association. Treating malocclusion (also known as a misaligned bite) early in life aids in the prevention of cavities. Crooked, twisted, or misaligned teeth provide areas for food debris to become trapped since toothbrushes and floss can’t reach the overlaps.This causes a greater risk for plaque development and the infections which go along with them.

Never Too Old

More and more teens and adults are foregoing traditional metal braces for modern systems. With the advent of products such as Invisalign, traditional metal braces are no longer the sole solution for misaligned teeth. In addition to Invisalign, we also offer ceramic and lingual braces. Similar to their metal counterparts, ceramic braces connect to teeth using brackets and dental cement. The appearance of ceramic braces is more subtle through the use of white rubber bands and off-white ceramic which blends in with your teeth. For lingual braces, metal supports are placed on the rear of teeth instead of the front.  Lingual and ceramic braces are both suitable options for any patients who are seeking to discreetly correct their smile.

Visit your Temecula Dentists

If you’re due for a checkup, considering braces, or need an orthodontic evaluation The Oasis Family Dental offers the latest in available dental technology to our patients. Contact our 92591 office by calling (951) 695-2290 to schedule a consultation today. We proudly serve Temecula and surrounding communities.