You Deserve the Confident Smile of Your Dreams
Orthodontic treatment is for everyone and there's never been a better time to consider orthodontic treatment, at any age. It’s time to treat yourself to the beautiful, healthy, and confident smile that you deserve. At Thurman Orthodontics we work with patients of all ages, including adults.
Did you know that according to the American Association of Orthodontists, one in five orthodontic patients is over the age of 21? Adult patients that choose orthodontics not only want to feel better about themselves, but they also know how important oral health is to maintaining overall physical health. The smile you have always dreamed of is now within your reach.
Is Orthodontic Treatment Right For Me At My Age?
You should consider orthodontics if you have crowded or spaced teeth. These are conditions that are often easily and efficiently addressed with treatment. Crowded teeth are difficult to keep clean, and this can lead to tooth decay, gum disease, bone loss, and recession. If your teeth don’t fit together properly, you may be experiencing abnormal wear on your teeth or even jaw joint problems.
Any concern that you feel is not giving you your best smile is a reason to see Dr. Thurman. You deserve to feel confident each and every day, and a beautiful, healthy smile is one sure way to help you feel your best.
What are my options?
With today’s technology, treatment is more efficient and comfortable than ever before. Our treatment plans are customized for each patient, and our caring team is sensitive to the needs of our adult patients. Though we offer the traditional silver braces, you may prefer a less noticeable esthetic option. We're here to discuss the best option for you.
You may even be a candidate for Invisalign. With Invisalign, even your closest family and friends may never know you are in treatment. Dr. Thurman is a Diamond+ Provider of Invisalign which means he’s in the Top 1% of all Invisalign Providers in the world, so you know you're in the best hands.
How long will my treatment last?
Though treatment times vary, the average is about 24 months. This may be different from what you experienced when your child had braces. There are a few reasons for this. As an adult, your jaws are no longer growing, and there may be other factors to consider such as bone loss and recession. Though rare, sometimes we may need to discuss additional procedures like orthognathic surgery to correctly align your jaw.
You may be missing teeth, and we must consult with additional specialists to determine the best course of care. Rest assured, Dr. Thurman and the team are here to provide you with the very best result and experience with respect, care and understanding.