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Would you like a straight, beautiful, strong smile? If you are over 18 and in need of orthodontic treatment, you are not alone! About 20% of orthodontics patients are adults, and the numbers just keep rising. We have a lot of options available that may help. A simple exam at Ifantis Dental Care will determine how best to treat your needs and create a personalized recovery plan. Here are some things to consider as you decide about the potential for orthodontic treatment.

First, a straight smile is about more than just looks. Straight teeth can be important for dental health and proper development across your lifespan. Leaving your smile crooked can cause a plethora of dental problems down the road. Perhaps you have already experienced this–don’t let it continue! Consult with Dr. John Ifantis today.

Concerned about “brace face”? In addition to traditional braces, there are other, less-visible options to help you achieve your dream smile with little inconvenience to you. These options are great for maintaining professional appearances while straightening your teeth. You can discuss these options during your initial consultation.

Orthodontics treatments don’t only help your teeth get straightened out, they also help bad bites (called malocclusions). They can also help lower your risk for temporomandibular joint disorders (TMJ disorders, or TMD) in your jaw. TMJ problems that already exist can often be assisted through orthodontic treatment.

Braces treatments typically only last for about 12-18 months. The length will depend on the severity of the treatment needed, and will be discussed as you consult with our team.

Lastly, a straight smile can also be important for self-confidence and professionalism. Never underestimate the power of a beautiful smile!

If you are looking for orthodontics care in the Morton Grove, Illinois area, be sure to call Ifantis Dental Care to schedule an appointment today! Our team will be happy to see you.