Adult Orthodontics

Adult Orthodontics Tampa

Orthodontic treatment isn’t just for adolescents – in fact the the American Association of Orthodontists cites that one in five orthodontic patients is over the age of 21. Getting treatment will not only improve your appearance and self-esteem but the overall health of your teeth and gums as well. It’s never too late to experience the benefits of a healthy smile!

Common reasons for adult orthodontic treatment

  • Jaw pain or pressure due to misaligned or crooked teeth
  • Potential for tooth decay or gum disease due to crowding teeth or teeth that are spaced apart
  • Malocclusion (misaligned teeth) or bite discrepancies, causing the teeth to incorrectly fit together

We also recognize that adults have different orthodontic needs than children or adolescents and require a different level of attention and care. Our experienced professionals will work with you to ensure that you receive the most appropriate treatment, and that your individual needs are met with understanding and respect.

Differences between adult orthodontic treatment and adolescent orthodontic treatment

  • Jawbone growth – in the case of children and teens, the jawbone is still in the process of growing and developing. In an adult patient, the bones are no longer in the growth stage, meaning there is the potential for orthognathic surgery to align the jawbones.
  • Missing teeth/teeth that are worn down – In adults, teeth can become worn down over time, shifting into different positions that require orthodontic care for correction. Missing teeth can cause others to shift and/or tilt, increasing the potential for gum disease and bite discrepancies.
  • Periodontal disease – Adults are more likely than children or adolescents to experience problems with gum recession or bone loss due to gingivitis or advanced periodontal disease. The straighter the teeth, the less likely the chances of gum disease.
  • Incomplete or poor adolescent orthodontic treatment – In some adults, orthodontic treatment was required as a child but never completed or was done incorrectly. Treatment can be completed as an adult to achieve a healthier and more beautiful smile.

If you are an adult looking to improve your smile and your orthodontic health, it is important to work with an experienced dentist like Dr. Gutiérrez . Gutiérrez Orthodontics in Tampa, FL offers a state-of-the-art orthodontics practice where you will enjoy a warm and inviting atmosphere. Our treatment options include a variety of braces and appliances that are comfortable, aesthetic, and customized to meet your needs. All of our physicians are board certified specialists that are knowledgeable about cutting-edge technology to give you the results you are looking for!

Adult orthodontic treatment options

Gutiérrez Orthodontics provides corrective treatments for both children and adults to help you achieve the smile you’ve always wanted. We are a premier provider of Invisalign, the clear alternative to metal braces, a virtually invisible way to improve your smile and allow you to have your teeth straightened. Crooked or misaligned teeth can lead to health problems such as headaches, neck and shoulder pain or jaw joint pain due to the additional stress placed on the chewing muscles. Gutiérrez Orthodontics offers a variety of braces and appliances that are comfortable, aesthetic, and customized to meet your needs, including:

If you are looking to better your smile and improve your orthodontic health, contact the experienced professionals at Gutiérrez Orthodontics. Our staff is there to answer your questions and provide more information about our services. We are committed to our patients and strive to provide high quality care to ensure your satisfaction with our services. If you live in Tampa, FL and are looking for an experienced and qualified dentist, contact our practice to schedule an appointment.

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  • 6404 Manatee Avenue W
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    Bradenton, FL 34209

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