As an adult, your desire for orthodontic treatment may be fueled by a long list of factors. Whether you are motivated by a cosmetic interest or you have been plagued by functional complications, you should know that you are not alone. Each year, millions of adults turn to orthodontic treatment to properly resolve many common dental conditions.
It is true– your smile is the first thing that people will notice about you. Whether you encounter children or business associates, your smile will either complement your personality or create a distraction. Dr. Bunn understands this dynamic and can use adult-oriented orthodontic treatment to create a smile that looks healthy and mature.
By simply correcting crowded teeth, unattractive spaces, protruding teeth, and unbalanced facial profiles you can improve the way that others see you. Most importantly, you can improve the way that you feel about yourself, and that can change the way that you interact with everyone that you meet!
Aside from the social advantages of a straighter smile, for adults, there are significant health advantages as well.
Dr. Bunn is treating more and more adults who are interested in enhancing their oral health. Poorly aligned jaws are known to contribute to TMJ (jaw joint) disorders, breathing problems, speech impediments, and inefficient chewing patterns. Uneven alignment also contributes to a condition known as hyperocclusion, in which the top and bottom teeth bite together with too much force, damaging the teeth and also the supporting ligaments and bones.
Adult orthodontic treatment is particularly helpful in the fight against gum disease. Crowded and crooked teeth are more difficult to clean, contributing to bone loss, receding gums, and cavities. Straightening the teeth can improve your ability to brush and floss more thoroughly, eliminating hidden plaque, food particles, and stain.
Explore the orthodontic options that will be the best fit for your mature or professional lifestyle by calling to arrange a meeting with Dr. Bunn today.