Did you know that it is never too late to straighten your smile?
Now more than ever, adults are choosing orthodontic treatment to get the smile they have always wanted. With so many treatment options to choose from, you will most definitely find one that seamlessly fits into your lifestyle.
A straight and healthy smile at any age brings confidence as well as many other benefits including:
- Properly aligned teeth and jaws may alleviate unnecessary wear and grinding.
- Straighter teeth are easier to brush, floss and keep clean, helping to prevent future cavities and periodontal disease.
- Straight teeth that fit together in a healthy bite are less prone to injury such as chipping or cracking because the force from biting is dispersed evenly to the proper areas.
Orthodontic treatment is less invasive than restorative or cosmetic dental care.
If you are ready to start orthodontic treatment, contact us today to set up a complimentary consultation. It’s never too late to have the smile you love!
Roanoke Traditional Metal Braces
Roanoke Traditional metal braces have been the orthodontic cornerstone for many decades and are the most commonly used today. Advancements in materials technology have made metal braces smaller, lighter, and more comfortable than ever. You can look forward to customizing your look with colored elastic ties each time you visit.
Ceramic (Clear) Braces
Roanoke Clear braces are just how some patients refer to brackets made of ceramic materials. These materials blend more naturally with your tooth color but function near identically to standard metal braces. They have a clear advantage: they are more discreet in your mouth and are more aesthetically pleasing. Come in for an initial evaluation and we will determine if clear braces are right for you.
Here, at Reopelle Orthodontics, we are proud to provide Invisalign® to Roanoke, VA. An elegant solution to orthodontic conditions, Invisalign aligners will discreetly straighten a patient’s smile. Whether you are a teen or an adult, you can maintain your regular diet and dental hygiene routines because Invisalign aligners are removable. Schedule your complimentary consultation with us and we will check if you are a viable candidate for Invisalign.
One of the most common problems plaguing adults is tooth crowding. As we age, our teeth continue to move and may end up completely malaligned. Besides, many patients can suffer direct trauma to their teeth, which pushes them out of alignment. Orthodontics can help solve all that.
Orthodontic treatment can help adults realign their teeth and enjoy additional benefits in oral health, self-esteem, and respiratory complications. Roanoke Orthodontics is one way many adults can ensure their teeth maintain good health and function.
Unlike younger patients and teenagers, adults’ teeth are no longer growing or developing, so an orthodontist cannot leverage these natural movements to realign their teeth as fast. Besides, adults will have to pay close attention to their oral health, as periodontal disease can work against your orthodontic care in Roanoke.
On average, an adult treatment with braces can take anywhere between 18 to 36 months. However, each patient’s treatment length will vary depending on their circumstances, choice of orthodontic appliance, and complexity of the orthodontic problem.
Absolutely yes. There’s no age limit to start your orthodontic care, meaning you can simply talk with your trusted orthodontist at any point and begin your treatment with braces or clear aligners when you are ready to fix your bit and get a healthy and beautiful smile.
Wearing braces or clear aligners during your orthodontic treatment can lead to a couple of side effects, such as mild discomfort when your teeth realign, limitations to your dietary choices, and an increased potential for tooth decay when the patients don’t pay close attention to their dental hygiene.
Invisalign clear aligner trays rely on the SmartTrack material to deliver the most comfortable experience possible to adults. Adult jaws and bones are no longer growing, so their treatment plan has to be more gentle. It’s essential that the force applied over adult teeth isn’t so much as to damage the supporting periodontal tissues but not so light that it won’t move their teeth. Invisalign for adults lets orthodontists plan the right treatment.
Treatment with Invisalign for adults begins with a simple model of your mouth. Your orthodontist will have to create a 3D model to know what’s the current status of your dental structures and have that sent to the lab so they can print the clear aligner trays. Then you’ll receive batches of clear aligner trays so you can use each for a couple of weeks at a time until your teeth are realigned.
It’s not easy to estimate how long your treatment will take without taking a closer look at your current dental health status. Treatment with Invisalign has the potential to be much faster than that with traditional metal braces, but it will vary wildly from one patient to the other. The first thing you have to do is visit an orthodontist and have them check what your treatment will need and how long it might take to clear.
Invisalign costs a bit more than conventional metal braces, but the specifics of each case will vary from one patient to another. Make sure you get in touch with our office to learn more about the various resources available to you that can make your treatment more affordable.
Invisalign clear aligners work very similarly to traditional metal braces. The aligners apply constant force over every tooth and gradually push them thanks to preprogrammed biomechanics. Unlike braces, however, aligner trays only push teeth in one direction at a time. Still, the movement is gentle and safe, delivering reliable results when you use them as intended.
One of the main advantages of wearing Invisalign aligners is that the trays use a BPA-free and clear plastic that remains almost invisible to the naked eye. Many patients will prefer a much more discreet treatment option nowadays. Second, these aligners are removable, which means that patients can take them off during mealtimes and whenever they have to brush their teeth, making it easier to maintain good oral hygiene.