It's never too late to straighten your teeth with braces at Teng Smiles Orthodontics PC.
Are you self-conscious about your teeth or have an uncomfortable bite you’d like to change? Maybe you’ve suffered from this for years but keep telling yourself you’ll get around to it.
Orthodontic treatment has the power to change your life, and the sooner you begin treatment, the sooner you’ll enjoy your more attractive and healthy smile.
Braces help adults and teens with:
With today’s dental technology, our braces are more innovative and minimally designed than ever.
One step to get started can change your whole life.
After the first meeting at Teng Smiles Orthodontics PC in Bellevue, WA, we’ll create a customized plan for straightening your teeth with braces. A patient must first have healthy teeth and gums to be a candidate for braces.
- Step 1
We assess your smile, bite, and jaw joint, and discuss your goals. While younger patients have teeth and bones that are still growing, older patients have permanent teeth in place, and we consider the entire facial appearance when creating the smile design.
- Step 2
You’ll come in for your braces to be placed – the teeth are prepped, and the braces are adhered to your teeth. We’ll do our best to make sure you’re comfortable during the entire process and will let you know what to expect before we even begin.
- Step 3
Once you have your braces, we’ll discuss how to best care for your teeth and answer any questions you may have. Every few weeks, you’ll come in for an adjustment so that your teeth gradually move to their desired position.
Once your teeth are straightened, we’ll safely remove your braces, and you can enjoy your new and improved smile! Post-appointment care is easy to maintain, and the orthodontist will walk you through this.
‘‘Dr. Teng and his staff are wonderful to work with. They always took very good care of me while performing their procedure for excellent results! I highly recommend Dr. Teng for orthodontics care.’’
- What age is too late to get braces?
It’s never too late to get braces as long as you have great oral health.
Braces are great for kids, teens, and adults and have the power to correct many types of teeth misalignments.
After an initial exam, your orthodontist will let you know if you’re a candidate for braces.
- Should adults get braces?
Adults should get braces if they’re unhappy with the alignment of their teeth or have a misaligned bite and/or jaw.
Braces help improve the beauty and function of teeth, including improved speech and bite. If left untreated, misaligned teeth may cause dental hygiene problems, tooth decay, pain, and low confidence.
To be a candidate for adult braces, you must have healthy teeth, gums, and jawbone.
Some age-related issues to consider include tooth decay, gum disease, and bone loss. If there’s an oral problem, then the issue must be fixed before treatment to prep the mouth for braces.
Schedule a consultation with your orthodontist in Bellevue, WA to learn more.
- What is the average cost for braces for adults?
The average cost for braces for adults varies because each case is unique. The best way to receive an estimate for your braces treatment is to schedule a consultation at Bellevue, WA.
- Are braces painful?
You may feel slight discomfort with braces, especially when the braces are first put on or when the braces are tightened every few weeks. Most patients report a little discomfort, but it’s well worth the long-lasting results.
Your orthodontist will help you feel comfortable during the entire treatment, and any pain or concern should be discussed directly with your orthodontist.
- Is it worth it to get braces?
Yes, it’s worth it to get braces, and there are many benefits to having straighter teeth.
A straighter smile looks better, feels better, and is easier to maintain. Imagine all the buildup and risk of decay that forms in tight spots with overcrowded teeth!
Today, braces for adults and teens are made with improved technology to make treatment faster and more effective than ever. The best part is the investment will last a lifetime.