Adult Orthodontic Treatment
Braces aren't just for kids anymore! Adult braces and orthodontic treatment is
becoming a growing trend and Dr. Charbonnet offers a variety of treatments that
are designed for different age groups-including adults.
Maybe as a child, someone was not able to have orthodontic treatment for one
reason or another. Or maybe, as you grew older, you lost some teeth or had other
problems that changed the shape of your bite or the alignment of your teeth. Or
maybe, as an adult, you are more concerned about the esthetic quality of your
No matter the reason, orthodontic treatment can be worthwhile for adults. Not
just for esthetic reasons, but there are health benefits involved as well.
Adult orthodontic treatment can dramatically improve one's personal appearance and
self-esteem. Improving the health of your teeth and gums is equally important.
Crooked teeth and a bad bite can contribute to gum and bone loss, tooth decay,
abnormal wear of the tooth enamel and surfaces, headaches and jaw joint (TMJ/TMD)
pain. Also, remember that chewing is the first part of digestion. If you do not
chew your food properly, the rest of you digestive system will have to work
harder. The harder you digestive system works, the faster it ages.
Adult orthodontic treatment can prevent premature aging of your digestive system.
As you are investigating and deciding whether to pursue adult orthodontic
treatment, you will first need to schedule a consultation with your orthodontist.
Consultations are a great for asking questions about orthodontics and braces,
voice any concerns or fears you may have about braces, and get a rough estimate of
the cost associated with braces and adult orthodontic treatment. Dr. Charbonnet
and Louisiana Orthodontic Specialists offer complimentary consultations. Call us
today to schedule yours. It's never too late to get the smile you've always