Many adults who could benefit from orthodontic treatment don't seek treatment because they believe that wearing braces is just for kids and teens. Many of these people believe that teeth can only be moved when you're young and don't realize that braces can work at any age as long as the gums and bone structure are healthy. Lingenbrink Orthodontics is a Port Orchard, Gig Harbor & Bremerton WA orthodontist office that provides the highest quality orthodontic care to patients of all ages including adults.
If you are an adult who could benefit from orthodontic treatment, Lingenbrink Orthodontics can help you achieve the straight smile you deserve that is both healthy and attractive! Here is some information about adult orthodontic treatment you may find useful and interesting.
It's Not Your Age That Determines If You're a Good Candidate for Braces
What will determine if you are a good candidate for orthodontic treatment is not your age but rather the current state of your periodontal health, general health and what types of orthodontic problem(s) you have. Periodontal or gum disease is more common among adults than younger people. If you have do gum disease, it must be treated and brought under control before you can start orthodontic treatment as the gums must be healthy before braces can be worn.
How The Process Works
If you are an adult who is interested in improving your smile with braces, the process of getting braces is simple and straight forward. Once you schedule an appointment with us, Dr. Lingenbrink will provide you with a thorough examination during your first visit. We will then have a follow-up discussion with you regarding your potential treatment options. If we decide to pursue treatment, we will schedule an appointment for you so we can take diagnostic records which includes things like X-rays, study models and photographs. These diagnostic tools will help Dr. Lingenbrink devise a specialized treatment plan to help you achieve a straight, beautiful and healthy smile.
Contact Our Port Orchard, WA Orthodontic Office
If you're ready to take the first step toward achieving a straight, healthy and attractive smile, we are here to help! Simply contact us to set up an appointment time at any of our three conveniently located offices. We look forward to seeing you soon!