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Published on July 17, 2020

Chorak Orthodontics

Orthodontic treatment is no longer just for teens. Many adults are choosing to receive treatment because they understand the importance of maintaining their health, and they want to feel better about their appearance.

Just as straight, white teeth convey youth, a smile with crooked, discolored or worn, teeth is associated with an age. Beautifully straight, symmetrical glowing white teeth cannot only make you look younger, but they can dramatically improve your confidence. Straightening your teeth can often take 5 to 10 years off your appearance.

Even if you start out with perfectly straight teeth, something called mesial drift will cause them to shift over time. Crowded teeth are an instant giveaway of age and they can increase the risk of tooth decay, premature tooth loss, and gum recession. Crowded or overlapping teeth can be difficult to clean, making gum disease more likely. Teeth that don't come together properly when you close your jaws can make it difficult to pronounce certain sounds and can put excessive stress on your jaw muscles, causing facial pain.

The biological process involved in tooth movement is the same for both children and adults. The science of orthodontics relies on placing pressure on the teeth to change their position. Although childhood is the ideal time to make changes in the positioning of the teeth, as long as you are healthy your teeth can be straightened at any age.

As an adult, you might think that your options for having your teeth fixed are limited, but today's orthodontic treatment options offer a variety of braces and appliances that are comfortable, aesthetic, and customized to meet your needs. Depending on your budget and the severity of your orthodontic problem, Dr. Chorak will discuss your options to ensure your treatment plan fits your lifestyle.

To learn more about the benefits of adult orthodontics please contact one of our conveniently located office in Renton or Mercer Island to schedule an appointment with Dr. Chorak.

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