Adult Treatment

Orthodontic treatment is no longer just for teens. In fact, the American Association of Orthodontists states that one in five orthodontic patients is over the age of 21. Many adults in Canton, GA are choosing to receive treatment because they understand the importance of maintaining their health, and they want to feel better about their appearance. Adults everywhere are taking advantage of the opportunity to receive orthodontic care, and now you can too. Let us help you receive that smile that helps you be your best you.

Why Adults Consider Orthodontic Treatment in Canton, GA:

  • A bad bite or malocclusion, causing teeth to fit together incorrectly
  • Teeth are crowded or spaced apart (gaps), possibly leading to tooth decay or gum disease
  • Abnormal jaw pain or pressure that is caused by crooked teeth
  • The desire for a healthier mouth and a more confident smile

Treatment Options for Adults

For many adults, the thought of having metal braces is enough to discourage them from receiving treatment. However, today’s orthodontic treatment options offer a variety of braces and appliances that are comfortable, aesthetic, and customized to meet your needs. Types of braces include:

Why Should You Consider Orthodontic Treatment

STRAIGHT TEETH ARE HEALTHY TEETH– Teeth that are properly aligned are easier to keep clean with flossing and brushing, and may help prevent other health problems.
A BEAUTIFUL, STRAIGHT SMILE BUILDS CONFIDENCE– Orthodontic treatment can help boost your self-confidence, giving you a better quality of life and the freedom to smile without holding back!
MOUTHS LEFT UNTREATED CAN GET WORSE– Not receiving orthodontic treatment when it’s needed can create long-term health issues costing you more in the end.

FAQs About Adult Orthodontics

Why is orthodontic treatment important for adults?
  • Can help prevent or improve periodontal problems
  • Can help prevent or reduce further bone loss around teeth
  • Improves ability of the dentist to restore missing teeth
  • Improves aesthetics for a better smile and facial appearance
  • Improves function of teeth
  • Improves self-confidence and self-esteem
  • Improves oral health

Orthodontists are dental specialists who diagnose, prevent and treat dental and facial irregularities.

Dr. Mathieson received an additional three full years of specialized education beyond dental school to learn the proper way to align and straighten teeth.

Only those with this formal education may call themselves “orthodontists,” and only orthodontists may be members of the American Association of Orthodontists (AAO).

You’ll feel at ease allowing our skilled orthodontic experts to carefully oversee your treatment every step of the way.

We’ll take X-rays of your teeth and work hand-in-hand with your dentist to know the intricacies of your smile and ensure that you receive the best possible result in your treatment.

This will give you the promise of a much better smile in the end.

Yes. Healthy teeth can be moved at any age. Many orthodontic problems can be corrected as easily for adults as for children. Orthodontic forces move teeth in the same way for both adults and children.

Many options are available today to minimize the appearance of braces. Today’s braces are smaller and sleeker, and some are next-to-invisible.

Dr. Mathieson can advise you about options that will fit your particular needs.

These options allow you to have flexibility and discretion during your treatment.

You can do almost anything during orthodontic treatment – sing, play a musical instrument, dine out, kiss, and even have your picture taken. Some adjustments may be necessary. But, if you’re like the vast majority of adult patients, you’ll adjust quickly.

New techniques and materials have made wearing braces more comfortable, and convenient than ever.

During your consultation, Dr. Mathieson can determine if you’ll benefit from treatment.

After carefully analyzing your needed correction, Dr. Mathieson will recommend the best treatment to improve your smile, including the different types of braces that are best for you.

Orthodontic treatment can create or hold space to replace missing teeth.

Dr. Mathieson will work with your dentist or dental specialist. They’ll provide bridges or implants so you can achieve the best result.

Dr. Mathieson will consult with your dentist and/or periodontist about the health of your gums.

If you’re a candidate for orthodontic treatment, you’ll continue regular supervision with your dentist and periodontist.

In many cases, tooth alignment can improve the health of the gums.

The cost of orthodontic treatment will depend on many factors, including the severity of the problem, its complexity and length of treatment. Dr. Mathieson will be glad to discuss the cost with you before treatment begins.

You’ll find that braces are more affordable today than ever. We offer a variety of convenient payment plans and accept many dental insurance plans that include orthodontic benefits.

Get Started

To learn more about the benefits of adult orthodontics, please contact our office to schedule a complimentary evaluation with Dr. Mathieson. We understand that you have a busy schedule, and we will work with you to make sure each office visit is as convenient as possible.