Orthodontic Treatment for Adults

Typically when people think about seeing an orthodontist, they think about kids or teenagers with a mouth full of metal. What a lot of people do not consider is that orthodontics has developed over the years to make the treatment process more adult-friendly. At West Orthodontics we are happy to be able to provide treatment to adults in the Southern Oregon area of Medford. If you are an adult in the area and are interested in achieving the smile you have always wanted we encourage you to contact us for more information.

Benefits of Adult Treatment

The greatest benefit to most adults seeking orthodontic treatment later in life is the idea of a straighter smile, but what people often don’t know is that there are health related benefits as well. Though it is important that you feel confident in your smile it is equally important that you improve the health of your teeth and gums as an adult. When a person has crooked teeth and a bad bite it can contribute to the following issues:

  • Gum & bone loss
  • Tooth decay
  • Abnormal wear of teeth, enamel & surfaces
  • Headaches & jaw joint pain (TMJ/TMD)

On the brighter side, once you begin orthodontic treatment you will begin to notice the benefits of the new techniques and appliances Dr. West uses:

  • Reduction in discomfort
  • Decrease in frequency of visits
  • Shorter treatment time

Still wondering if orthodontic treatment as an adult is for you? Just take a look at our employee Holly who underwent treatment at West Orthodontics! Now isn’t that a pretty smile?

Your Orthodontic Treatment Options

Once you and Dr. West have decided that you are a candidate for orthodontic treatment you will have several options for orthodontic braces including the following:

  • Metal braces
  • Translucent braces
  • Transparent aligners (Invisalign)

As your orthodontist, Dr. West will work with you to determine what option will be best for you and your specific case should you move forward with orthodontic treatment.

Visit Our Medford Office Today

Dr. West and his friendly team would like to take this opportunity to thank you for visiting our website to learn more about our premier orthodontic practice. We encourage you to browse the rest of our website for more information on all we have to offer. Should you have any further questions about adult treatment, our office locations or if you wish to book an appointment please contact us. Dr. West is grateful for the opportunity to serve the Southern Oregon community as the area’s premier orthodontist. We hope to see you in our Medford office soon!