Mullen Orthodontics treats more adults every day, especially with the latest technology that greatly reduces levels of discomfort, decreases the frequency of visits, and shortens treatment time. The orthodontic options available today are more discreet than ever. We offer a variety of treatments that are designed for different age groups – including adults. Your new smile will begin as soon as your treatment starts.
Not Just for Kids
Dr. Mullen sees many adults these days; about 20% of his patients are adults. Considering all the aesthetic options for orthodontic treatment today, your neighbors are probably already his patients and you may not even know it! The good news is that the metal braces many of us remember are not the only option. Ceramic braces are tooth colored and are much less noticeable. Invisalign is even better in the aesthetics department, and can be more comfortable as well. Dr. Mullen is excited to offer the latest technologies to help speed up your treatment.
Reasons for Adult Orthodontics
There are many reasons for adults to consider orthodontic treatment, but most people simply want to look and feel their best. Orthodontic treatment later in life can dramatically improve your personal appearance and self-esteem. Several reasons that adults are interested in orthodontics include:
- obtaining a better smile,
- correcting teeth that are shifting,
- improving overall oral health.
Improving the health of your teeth and gums is very important. Crooked teeth and a bad bite can contribute to gum and bone loss, tooth decay, and abnormal wear of the tooth enamel and surfaces.
Defining a Treatment Plan
During the initial examination, Dr. Mullen will be able to determine the best possible orthodontic treatment for your individual needs. During this initial examination, we will outline the treatment plan, the expected duration of treatment, and the approximate cost.
At the end of their treatment, the two comments Mullen Orthodontics hears most are: “It was much easier than I thought it would be!” and “I wish I had done this years ago!”
Call our office now to schedule an appointment and discuss how he can help you have the smile you’ve wanted!