Five Signs that it Is Time to See an Orthodontist

By November 21, 2016Uncategorized

Dr. Sophia Scantlebury and the team at Scantlebury Orthodontics are specialists in orthodontic treatment near Grand Army PlazaBraces aren’t just for kids or teens anymore. Today, nearly 20 percent of people wearing braces are adults. Less visible options like clear aligner trays and ceramic braces have attracted more adults to the outcome possibilities of orthodontic treatment.

Teeth can change position over time; commonly caused by natural growth, injury, or tongue thrust (a condition where the tongue projects through the front teeth during speech, swallowing, or when the tongue is at rest). Orthodontic treatments are highly effective in treating these issues in addition to the dental malocclusions (the misalignment of the upper and lower teeth) that most people are familiar with.

  1. Teeth shift over time.
    If you had braces as a kid and you find that now, as an adult, you need them again, that’s because your teeth shift as you get older, and some people’s teeth move faster and/or more than others. You may be experiencing discomfort caused by a malocclusion, don’t like the look of their misaligned teeth, or want straighter teeth for a new you. Dr Sophia Scantlebury and the team at Scantlebury Orthodontics can help.

2. There are many available treatment options.

There are many orthodontic treatment options available for adults Grand Army Plaza.

  • Traditional metal braces
  • Ceramic braces — often clear or tooth-colored with a clear wire to bind them.
  • Lingual braces — adhered behind the teeth rendering them completely invisible.
  • Clear aligner systems — like Invisalign; practically invisible and removable for brushing, flossing, and eating.

3. Many orthodontists offer a free consultation.

Many orthodontists today offer a free consultation to determine your treatment options, costs, and length of treatment. Scantlebury Orthodontics consultations include photographs, a medical history review, and a panoramic X-ray that gives a full-mouth view.

4. Braces can build your confidence.
Orthodontic treatment with braces can improve the quality of your smile. Knowing that your dental health will improve with treatment also is a great way to build confidence. After treatment, Scantlebury Orthodontics clients leave with a healthy, straight smile!

If you’re an adult looking to restore your sparkling, beautiful smile, consider a visit with Dr. Sophia Scantlebury at Scantlebury Orthodontics near Grand Army Plaza. To schedule a consultation with the Scantlebury Orthodontics team, call: (718) 230-5046