Everyone wants a beautiful natural looking smile! Orthodontic treatment can be successful at any age if your gums and bone structure are healthy. Adults in increasing number are seeking a better smile as part of an emphasis on a more youthful appearance and overall health. Many of our adult patients have been self-conscious about their smile for years. You don’t need to live with that feeling any longer. You can do something to improve you smile today!
Statistically, one in every four orthodontic patients is over the age of 21.
Typical adult problems include crooked teeth, worn teeth and bad bites. Crooked teeth or a bad bite can contribute to tooth decay, abnormal wear of the teeth, gum and bone loss, tooth loss, headaches and TMJ (jaw) pain. Malocclusion is a term used by orthodontists to refer to a bad bite, when the jaws do not fit together properly due to tooth or jaw misalignment; Dr. Leonard’s goal is to achieve the correct functional occlusion (good bite) for each patient. A thorough orthodontic treatment plan can improve the health of your teeth and gums and also dramatically improve your personal appearance and self-esteem.
Dr. Leonard understands that adult treatment requires special consideration and experience. To address adult needs, we offer: