A large number of the patients at Orthodontic Associates of Mercer Island are adults. They agree that it is never too late to enhance their dental health and to improve what may be their greatest asset – their smile. Adult orthodontic treatment can dramatically improve personal appearance and self-esteem. Creating an optimally aligned and balanced bite relationship may contribute to control of gum tissue and bone recession, improve dental hygiene and limit abnormal wear of tooth surfaces.
Orthodontic tooth movement can be accomplished at any age, although it may take place at a slower rate in adults than in adolescents or children. Often adult orthodontic treatment is done in preparation for replacement of missing teeth, in conjunction with periodontal therapy, or as an adjunct to corrective jaw (orthognathic) surgery. Drs. McNeill and McCulloch have extensive experience collaborating with other dental specialists in planning and carrying out comprehensive interdisciplinary treatment.
Over the years we have adapted our clinical procedures to emerging technologic advances. Thus we have been able to progressively reduce adult patient discomfort and inconvenience during the orthodontic treatment process. Many adult patients are candidates for orthodontic treatment with the Invisalign® system of clear, virtually invisible, removable aligners. Others may have complex bite problems that are more amenable to correction by regular metal braces or, alternatively, clear or tooth colored braces. Whatever your treatment needs, you can be assured that Drs. McNeill and McCulloch will recommend a treatment plan that will address your unique orthodontic health care needs.
Are you interested in learning more about how orthodontic treatment can enhance your long-term dental health and improve your smile? If so, call us at 206 232 9600 to arrange for an EXAMINATION APPOINTMENT. We will look forward to meeting you and providing you with the latest information regarding orthodontic treatment possibilities.