Adult Treatment

Orthodontic treatment can be successful at any age, and adults especially appreciate the benefits of a beautiful smile and an improved bite. Orthodontic treatment after childhood or teenage years can significantly improve your personal appearance and self-esteem.

Improving the health of your teeth, gums and bite is equally important. Crooked or misaligned teeth and a bad bite can contribute to gum and bone loss, higher risk for tooth decay, and abnormal premature wear of the tooth enamel. One of the most significant health benefits for straightening teeth with orthodontics at any age is to facilitate improved home care and maintenance — brushing and flossing well-aligned teeth are much easier.

Straightening teeth can be done at any age if your gums and supporting bone structures are healthy. At North Okanagan Orthodontics, we discuss both surgical and non-surgical orthodontic treatment options when we see adults with a severe bite discrepancy and who no longer have significant growth potential. However, we understand that many individuals may not be interested in jaw surgery, so we try our best efforts to offer non-surgical options to achieve as much as an improvement as possible.

Adults are especially appreciative of the discreet orthodontic treatment options we offer, including Invisalign clear aligners and clear braces. Contact us today to find out how we can help you achieve the confident smile you desire.

Orthognathic Surgery

Orthognathic surgery refers to corrective jaw surgery that addresses severe bite problems and facial bone disharmonies. These issues can cause extreme difficulty with talking, chewing, rest lip posture, and sleeping. Orthodontic treatment in combination with jaw surgery can correct these problems. The overall appearance of the facial profile is often enhanced significantly once comprehensive treatment is complete. At North Okanagan Orthodontics, we are happy to explain the overall functional and aesthetic benefits of a combined orthodontic and surgical approach.

With the advent of technological advances in oral surgery, treatment times, recovery periods and overall efficiency have been greatly improved. Patients are able to return to their normal routines fairly quickly after surgery.

If the facial bone discrepancy is not too severe, orthodontic treatment alone may be able to correct the alignment of teeth and improve the bite. This is due to the latest advancements in the field of orthodontics. We are pleased to discuss with you your treatment options and whether surgical or non-surgical orthodontics is the best option for you.

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