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Adult Dental Braces in Perry, UT

Providing Adult Dental Braces to Brigham City & Box Elder County

Because of the many advancements in orthodontic treatment over the last few years, many adults are now seeking options to straighten their teeth. Whether they missed orthodontic treatment as children, or are addressing late onset tooth crowding, patients’ options are much different than the traditional braces children and teenagers have.

Concerns with Adult Dental Braces

There are many factors you need to take into consideration before seeking adult orthodontics. Dr. Wahlen will need to advise in a consultation on what the best treatment plan should be. Some of the factors to take into consideration are:

  • Tooth Extraction issues – some adults have had teeth removed, leaving gaps can have a negative effect on the orthodontic treatment.
  • Oral Health – some patients who have a history of oral issues like gingivitis may not have the blood supply or gum health to support adult orthodontic treatment.
  • Extreme malocclusion – in some cases an adult’s overbite may have had too much of a negative effect on the teeth or jaw. In this case, orthodontic treatment could worsen their overbite.
  • Root Resorption – some adults have a higher affinity for root resorption, which occurs when a tooth’s root is absorbed by the patient’s body. This affinity is affected by the patient’s medical history and a history of oral habits.

Social Concerns with Adult Dental Braces

Many adults are seeking adult orthodontic treatment in the Perry area because they are seeking to correct an issue which has impacted their lives socially. It is important to analyze whether or not the patient is comfortable with the change to their appearance adult orthodontics might have. Some treatment options are bulky and noticeable. And while there is a growing number of adult orthodontic treatment options are invisible, there are still some noticeable aspects. The patient should also be prepared to follow a rigid regimen of direction and orthodontic instructions.

There are a wide number of options for adult dental braces at Wahlen Dentistry and we take the future of your smile very seriously. Please, give us a call to discuss your options and our friendly staff would be more than happy to guide you through this life-changing process.


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