Gentle Dental of Westland
825 S Wayne Road, Westland, MI 48186

Adult Orthodontic Treatments Can Bring a New Smile to Your Face

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If you never wore braces as a child, it’s not too late to correct your orthodontic problems. Today’s best orthodontists understand the special needs of patients who are over 18 years of age. They also know that orthodontic treatments aren’t just about aesthetics. Tooth alignment problems, crooked or crowded teeth, and abnormal jaw position can lead to serious complications like periodontal disease, tooth loss, and chronic head or ear pain. If you want to join the many American adults who currently wear braces, talk to your general dentist, or obtain a referral to an orthodontist in Westland.

Types of Orthodontic Treatments for Adults

Braces for adults include traditional stainless steel orthodontics that attach to the front surface of teeth, ceramic braces that feature a more natural appearance, concealed lingual braces that are worn on the back of teeth and invisible aligner trays to correct minor problems. Adult orthodontic treatments may take longer than treatments for children and teens. An adult patient may wear braces for up to three years, and retainers may be necessary to maintain results.

How to Adjust to Braces for Adults

Even the best orthodontists can’t eliminate the inevitable adjustment period that all orthodontic patients must face. Just like braces for kids, braces for adults can cause difficulty speaking and chewing, minor discomfort and frustration with oral hygiene tasks, but these problems diminish as you get used to your new braces. Here are a few tips to help you cope.

  • Inform your orthodontist if you experience significant discomfort; adjustments may be needed and see both your orthodontist and your general dentist regularly for check-ups and professional cleanings.
  • Stay away from foods that can damage your braces, such as hard candies, pretzels, ice, corn on the cob, popcorn, caramel and chewing gum.
  • Limit sweet and starchy foods that contribute to tooth decay.
  • Maintain a strict brushing and flossing routine. Follow your orthodontist’s instructions carefully to keep plaque at bay.

To get the dental care you deserve from an affordable dentist in Westland, call Gentle Dental of Westland today at (734) 329-5284 or make an appointment.

Gentle Dental offers affordable family dentistry and gentle, compassionate dental care in Westland. With 8 affiliated practices throughout Michigan, our offices are conveniently located with extended hours to meet your needs. At Gentle Dental of Westland, we provide most dental services, from basic preventative care and general dentistry to specialized procedures and complete dental reconstruction. We accept most dental insurance plans and offer affordable financial solutions for any budget. Patient satisfaction is our top priority and we strive to provide the exceptional, affordable dental care and personal touch that lead to lasting relationships. A smiling patient is our greatest reward and we look forward to keeping those smiles healthy, beautiful, and bright. Discover an affordable dentist who truly cares at Gentle Dental of Westland.

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  • Monday 9:00 AM - 6:00 PM
  • Tuesday 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
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  • Thursday 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
  • Friday 8:00 AM - 4:00 PM
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