Adult Orthodontics in Dallas, TX
It’s FINALLY your turn to have Your Healthiest Teeth and an Attractive Smile you were meant to have!
Braces are just for kids, right? No! Braces are for adults, too!
Many adults never had the opportunity for orthodontic treatment as a child. Or maybe they had braces but didn’t wear their retainers. Or they went through conventional orthodontic treatment that only addressed smile aesthetics, resulting in orthodontic relapse, jaw problems such as TMD or sleep-breathing complications.
All hope is not lost, and you’re not sentenced to a life of discomfort or self-consciousness because you’re “too old” for braces or orthodontic treatment. It is never too late to get the smile you deserve and live your best and most healthy life. Plus, new orthodontic technologies have made braces more acceptable for adults, and modern braces are much smaller in size, more aesthetically pleasing and offer a better and often faster experience in moving teeth than braces of old.
Most adults are excellent candidates for orthodontic treatment, and you may be, too. If you’re interested in high-quality adult orthodontics to treat jaw development problems or skeletal issues and give you your healthiest and best smile possible, call us today.
While many people used to believe that braces were “just for kids”, that is no longer the case. Because the basic process involved in moving teeth is the same in adults as in children, orthodontic treatment can be successful at any age. The advent of new orthodontic technologies has made braces more acceptable for adults. These braces are much smaller in size, more esthetic, and they offer better efficiency in moving the teeth than traditional orthodontic systems.
Face ForWard Orthodontics offers metal and cereamic self-ligating braces, which use a “passive” slide mechanism to maintain archwires within the bracket, allowing them to move freely. This reduces friction and binding, so your teeth can move quickly and comfortably.
Invisible Aligner Therapy
Invisible aligners are an excellent option for adults who want to straighten their teeth, address midface deficiencies, treat or prevent jaw problems, expand their airway due to sleep and breathing disorders, or simply want to improve their smile and overall health. Clear aligners gently and gradually move your teeth and are very discreet, making them the perfect solution for individuals who may feel self-conscious or have concerns about the time commitment associated with going through orthodontic treatment as an adult.
In some cases, the shape and position of the upper and lower jaws may require more in-depth treatment, such as surgery. In most instances, this is a last-resort treatment option. Still, if Dr. Ward determines you need surgical intervention, he will develop a treatment plan for you and coordinate the necessary referral with a local surgical specialist. He will also oversee the entire process to ensure you have a safe, comfortable experience.
Why Consult with an Oral Surgeon?
Some situations that may require a consultation with an oral surgeon include:
- Jaw dysfunction is affecting breathing, eating and/or speaking
- The face is showing the signs of premature aging due to midface deficiency
- There is a need for surgery to help establish a good foundation for future restorative treatments
- Wisdom teeth extractions
- Correction of an open bite
- Improving the appearance of a “gummy” smile
- Reducing grinding or excessive wear of teeth
Surgically Facilitated Orthodontic Therapy (SFOT)
Orthodontic treatment typically takes anywhere from one to two years. That sounds like a long time, and we know you’re anxious for your new smile. But trust us, the best approach is to move your teeth slowly. Many adults have fragile bones at the front of their mouths, which can increase the risk of damage if movements are made too fast. SFOT is a treatment approach that involves working with a periodontist who treats the bones and gums around the teeth to facilitate more efficient tooth movement and improve the quantity and quality of bone tissue and gum tissue during and after treatment.
TAD (Temporary Anchorage Devices)
When orthodontic treatment needs additional stability, we often use temporary anchorage devices, or TADs. These mini, screw-like implants are planted into the jaw bone, allowing the teeth to move more efficiently.
Additionally, we offer TAD Retained Expanded Therapy, in which TAD support palate expanders are used to increase the size of the upper jaw without jaw surgery. TAD Retained Expanded Therapy is a highly effective, viable treatment option to avoid surgery and extractions while still developing the upper arch in adults.
Experience Adult Orthodontics in Dallas, TX Today
When you are ready to learn more about Face ForWard Orthodontics’ unique approach to treatment, give us a call at 214-304-8485 or CLICK HERE to request your Face ForWard New Patient Assessment. This includes a discussion of your goals, digital x-rays, a 3D scan of your teeth, Airways Orthodontics exam, and a personalized treatment consultation.
During your new patient appointment, Dr. Ward and our knowledgeable team will make sure all of your questions are thoroughly answered about our office, our orthodontic treatments, our Lifetime Guarantee, flexible payment options, and anything else that you would like to know about us!
Come experience our Dallas, TX orthodontic office. You will quickly discover that we offer innovative orthodontic treatment options to all our patients – so you can become the very best version of yourself and face the world with confidence.
As one of the premier orthodontic practices in Dallas, TX our doctor and team at Face ForWard Orthodontics also provide 5-star orthodontic care to patients from Highland Park, University Park & Lakewood, TX, and Surrounding Areas.