How Adults in Greeneville can Obtain Straighter Teeth

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Orthodontic treatment is not just for adolescents. One recent study found that, as recently as 2018, 1.61 million adults received orthodontics – the highest at the time. Perhaps you missed out on seeking orthodontic treatment when you were younger. Or, perhaps you’re one of the millions of Americans who experienced orthodontic relapse. Regardless, Drs. Craig Shepherd and Nathaniel Renner can help you achieve straighter teeth in Greeneville. Read on as we further explore this topic today on the blog.

The importance of straighter teeth

Correcting the alignment of crooked teeth improves the appearance of your smile, but this is just one of the benefits to receiving orthodontic treatment.

Otherwise, living with misaligned teeth can elevate your risk to an assortment of oral health problems, including:

  • More difficult to keep your clean teeth, elevating your risk of both tooth decay and gum disease
  • Misalignment of your bite
  • Jaw problems, including misalignment, pain or TMJ disorder
  • Speech difficulties

By contrast, when you correct misaligned teeth, you improve both the function and form of your teeth, have better overall health and boost your self-confidence because you are more willing to show off your smile.

Orthodontic treatment for adults is more complicated

Orthodontics are linked with adolescents because they can undergo treatment while their jaws and teeth continue to develop. Treatment of someone with fully developed jaws and teeth often warrants a different approach. Orthodontic treatment for adults also may entail working around existing dental work, such as fillings, implants or crowns. Your dentists in Greeneville have experience providing orthodontic treatment for adults.

What’s the best way to straighten teeth for adults?

Tusculum Dental Care offers two different methods of orthodontic treatment:

  • Braces – Forget what you think you know about braces, which have progressed beyond the stereotypical mouth full of metal. At Tusculum Dental Care, we work with braces that have tooth-colored brackets made of dental ceramic. These brackets are less likely to irritate the soft tissues of the mouth as compared to their metal counterparts and can be adjusted to match the coloration of your teeth, making your treatment more discreet.
  • InvisalignClear aligner therapy has been a revolutionary advance in the field of orthodontics. Many adults opt for treatment of this type because the aligners are completely transparent, meaning you can receive straighter teeth with other people usually being none the wiser. These aligners also can be removed when you eat and clean your teeth, although they need to be worn for at least 22 hours per day to achieve results. Tusculum Dental Care is proud to be a certified Invisalign provider for our patients in Greeneville, Erwin, Jonesborough and the surrounding areas in Tennessee.

Straighten your teeth in East Tennessee

You can straighten your crooked teeth, even as an adult. Tusculum Dental Care can make it possible. Enjoy the benefits of living with a mouth full of straight, perfectly-aligned teeth. To take the next step, or if you’d like to learn more about our program of orthodontic treatment, make an appointment today. Just schedule a consultation by contacting us online or calling (423) 639-7575.