What Is The Difference Between Adult Orthodontics And Orthodontics For Children?

Orthodontic care is no longer limited to adolescents. One in five orthodontic patients, according to the American Association of Orthodontists, is above the age of 21. Many individuals decide to have treatment due to their awareness of the value of maintaining their health and their desire to feel better about their appearance. Adults worldwide benefit from the chance to have orthodontic treatment, and you can join them.

If you’re considering orthodontic treatment, don’t hesitate to contact David McInnis Orthodontics! During a planned free consultation, we would be delighted to address any queries or worries you may have.

Considering Orthodontic Treatment As An Adult?

The main reasons why adults seek orthodontic treatment are similar to those of any other orthodontic patient considering treatment. Some of the more common reasons may include:

  • A bad bite, such as an underbite, overbite, or crossbite
  • Gaps or overcrowding
  • A lack of confidence with the way their teeth look and feel
  • Difficulty chewing or speaking.
  • Improve their overall oral health.

Orthodontic treatment can also address Temporomandibular Disorder (TMD), or jaw pain associated with TMJ, and headaches caused by misaligned teeth.

Why Adults Are Now Choosing Invisalign In Anderson & Easley, SC

Perhaps you were unable to receive treatment as a child, or maybe your teeth have moved over the years, and you don’t like how they look. Regardless of your reasoning, there has been a significant increase in the number of individuals seeking orthodontic care in recent years. While metal braces are still popular, many opt for Invisalign clear aligners. There are several reasons why Invisalign has become so popular among adults:

  • The aligners are virtually invisible, making them much less noticeable than metal braces.
  • The aligners can be removed for eating, flossing, and brushing, which is more convenient than traditional braces.
  • Invisalign treatment is typically shorter than treatment with braces.

Spark Clear Aligners

David McInnis Orthodontics is proud to also offer Spark clear aligners, a ground-breaking new corrective method that gives individuals of all ages greater comfort and enhanced looks. Spark clear aligners are similar to Invisalign in that they are an effective alternative to traditional braces that use clear, removable aligners to straighten teeth gradually.

A series of clear aligners designed by our orthodontists are used in the Spark clear aligner treatment to move your teeth and jaw into position for the ideal smile. Compared to Invisalign, Spark aligners are renowned for being perfectly transparent and highly stain-resistant. Spark aligners stay clear longer than other clear aligner brands, providing you with a stunning smile throughout the entire duration of treatment.

Your teeth receive constant pressure from the aligners, which causes them to move into position over time. Each new set you receive will be somewhat modified until you achieve the desired outcomes. This is so that patients can have a comfortable treatment experience.