At the orthodontic office of Mark Lowe Orthodontics, we have several different options for our patients of all ages considering dental braces and orthodontics in Fresno, allowing for an orthodontic treatment that best suits the individual needs of each patient. We offer a variety of treatments that are designed for different age groups – including adults. Your options may include metal braces, translucent braces, or transparent aligners, such as Invisalign, which can be worn to improve mild cases of misaligned teeth.
The American Association of Orthodontists recommends that the initial orthodontic evaluation should occur at the first sign of orthodontic problems or no later than age seven. At this early age, orthodontic treatment or braces may not be necessary, but vigilant examination can anticipate the most advantageous time to begin treatment. Furthermore, while many people have corrective orthodontic procedures done early in their lives, it is not uncommon for adults and even seniors to undergo orthodontic treatments. In fact, currently almost 20% of all orthodontic patients are adults. At first the idea of braces as an adult may seem unaesthetic or uncomfortable. Among the most common complaints when dealing with orthodontics in Fresno is that braces are unaesthetic and unattractive, especially from our adult patients. In order to address this issue, we offer our patients Invisalign. This allows us to straighten your teeth by using a series of clear, customized, removable appliances called aligners. They are virtually undetectable, so hardly anyone will realize you’re wearing them. These aligners are designed to move your teeth in small steps to the desired final position prescribed by your doctor. Of course, we also offer traditional braces that utilize brackets and wires to gradually fix your malocclusion. They also come in clear and a variety of color and material choices. We can in many cases place ceramic or translucent braces which are much less noticeable. Ask the office staff about what options are available during your orthodontic evaluation. Other appliances include colorful bands, elastics, and retainers.
Orthodontics aren’t just for kids, and you’re never too old to start smiling your most beautiful smile yet. Orthodontic treatment at later stages in life can dramatically improve your personal appearance and self-esteem. Improving the health of your teeth and gums is equally important at every age. So if you’re looking to straighten your teeth, whether for cosmetic or medical purposes, then you should call the office of Mark Loew Orthodontics today to schedule an appointment. Our office will be more than happy to discuss the varied options for your dental braces and orthodontics in Fresno, and help you decide which method is right for you.