Children are no longer the sole face of orthodontics. While people tend to associate orthodontic treatment and braces with kids and teens, more than 35% of patients undergoing treatment are adults. In fact, we see more and more adults who come to us in their 40s, 50s and 60s who want to accomplish their lifelong goal of having straighter teeth and a better smile.
- Even as an adult orthodontic treatment is important and can:
- Help prevent or improve periodontal problems
- Prevent or reduce bone loss around teeth
- Improve aesthetics for a better smile and facial appearance
- Improve function of the teeth
- Correct bite problems, crooked teeth, spacing issues and more
- Improve oral health as well as confidence and self-esteem
By working with an orthodontist, adults can achieve results that cannot be produced by working with your dentist alone. During your treatment we consult with your family dentist and keep him or her updated throughout your treatment.
Today’s convenient treatment options are faster and less noticeable than ever before – and with new technology patients can go longer between appointments. With barely noticeable brackets, adults can achieve a better smile without the traditional look of metal braces. Common treatment options include:
Commonwealth Orthodontics was one of the first providers in Central Virginia to provide Invisalign treatments and has been a preferred preferred provider since 1999. Invisalign uses custom-made aligners to gently shift your teeth into place. Aligners are made from smooth, comfortable and virtually invisible plastic that you wear over your teeth. Dr. Beyer can start your Invisalign treatment in either our Midlothian or Colonial Heights office.
Lingual braces are fit on the inside of the teeth making them virtually un-noticeable. Harmony uses advanced digital technology that allows your orthodontist to have provide precise control over your treatment. This precision means your teeth move quickly and accurately to their ideal position. Click to read more about Harmony lingual braces.
Many adults choose orthodontic treatment to achieve a great smile, improved self-confidence and better dental health. At Commonwealth Orthodontics, It’s possible for adults to get a better smile through cost-effective treatment without disrupting their lifestyle or busy schedule. It’s what we call, “Simply Better Smiles.” As an orthodontist, Dr. Beyer has extensive training and experience beyond dental school and can correctly identify and suggest the right treatment option for you – no matter how old you are.