2295 Fieldstone Drive, Suite 260
Lincoln, CA 95648
|There is no age limit to when you can give yourself a beautiful, confident smile. One of every five patients in orthodontic treatment is over 21. With new technologies such as Invisalign and porcelain braces, more adults are receiving orthodontic treatment now than ever before. If you have concerns about your teeth or facial balance, you can have your questions answered at your complimentary consultation.
At your initial examination, Dr. Crawford will thoroughly evaluate facial balance and any orthodontic needs you may have, including an extensive TMJ (temporomandibular joint) evaluation. Dr. Crawford will then determine if orthodontic treatment is indicated and give treatment options that would benefit you the most.
Jaw surgery is more often required for adult orthodontic patients because their jaws are not growing. Adults also may have experienced some breakdown or loss of their teeth and bone that supports the teeth and may require periodontal treatment before, during, and/or after orthodontic treatment. We require our adult patients to have cleanings at least 3 times a year. Bone loss can also limit the amount and direction of tooth movement that is advisable.
Dr. Crawford will explain what the orthodontic concerns are, how they can be treated, and the approximate length of treatment time needed to give you the best possible smile and result. Our friendly staff will give an estimate of how much your orthodontic investment will be and also check on your insurance benefits if needed.