Have you always dreamed of having straighter teeth, but you aren't sure if you're too old for braces?
It's never too late to achieve the beautiful smile you want. In fact, about one in four orthodontic patients is an adult.
The dentists at DeMille MacKay Dental in West Valley City, UT, can help you straighten your smile and better your oral health with braces.
Should I See an Orthodontist to Address Alignment Issues?
It's not necessary to see an orthodontist for braces or orthodontic aligners. Dentists with experience in orthodontics, like Christopher DeMille and Parker DeMille, can effectively straighten your teeth without referring out to an orthodontist. Seeing our dentists for orthodontics allows you to get all the dental care you need in one convenient place. We offer a range of restorative and cosmetic treatments that an orthodontist cannot, including dental implants, care for your gum health, and full smile makeovers.
Ready for a Straighter Smile? Our Dentists Can Help - Request a Consultation to Begin
Interested in achieving the beautifully straight smile you've always wanted? The team at DeMille MacKay Dental is here for you.
We'll clearly explain all the orthodontic options we have available so you can make a well-informed choice about your care. We value the relationships we have with our Utah patients and want you to be active in the decision-making process. Of course, we'll be here to help every step of the way. Our dental team is constantly pushing themselves to improve their skills by taking continuing education classes in orthodontics and various aspects of advanced dentistry.
You don't have to live with misaligned teeth any longer. Contact us to speak with a member of the team at our West Valley City office, serving patients throughout the Salt Lake City, UT, area:
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Before and After Orthodontics See a Real Patient's Transformation
The Benefits of Braces For Adults
Although braces are a restorative treatment primarily focused on improving dental health, a straighter smile can have a big impact on how others see you. According to a study conducted by Kelton Research, LLC, 29% of participants said that an attractive smile is the first thing they notice when meeting someone. The study also showed that people with straight teeth are 47% more likely to be perceived as healthy and 38% more likely to be seen as smart.
Having a healthy, beautiful smile can do wonders for your sense of self-esteem, and your mental health can greatly benefit from regularly showing off a smile you love. Braces can help you feel better physically, too. A misaligned smile can cause you to exert more pressure on one side of a dental arch than the other when you chew, leading to jaw pain. Better dental alignment can relieve your discomfort.
Misaligned teeth can lead to several oral health issues. For example, bacteria can more easily become trapped in hard-to-reach areas, increasing your risk of developing tooth decay or gum disease. Correcting misalignment with braces can make it easier to maintain your oral health by creating space between teeth for more effective brushing and flossing.
Braces vs. Clear Aligners
Treat Complex Cases
While aligners are best suited for mild to moderate misalignment cases, braces can exert more pressure on the teeth to get even complex cases of misalignment straightened out. Your dentist may recommend you try braces over aligners if your needs are more complex.
You'll likely have to make more frequent visits to the dentist's office with braces than with Invisalign, but these extra visits give our dentists a better opportunity to supervise your progress and make changes to your plan immediately.
Invisalign can be a lot of work. You have to wear the aligners for at least 22 hours a day, and you can't eat anything or drink liquids other than water with them in. If you have a demanding schedule or think it may be difficult for you to keep track of your aligners, choosing braces can make your treatment easier.
"I can't say enough good things about DeMille Mackay!" Big Thanks From Our West Valley City Patients
I can’t say enough good things about DeMille MacKay Dental! Dr. Chris DeMille is great to work with. He’s kind, patient and an excellent orthodontist. He first helped my son with braces and his smile looked so good we came back for more!View on Google
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