There are cases where the treatment options above would not be appropriate for achieving the patient’s desired smile. If the crowding or rotation of the teeth is too severe, orthodontic treatment is needed to achieve optimal tooth function and esthetics. If this is the case, we would refer you to a trusted orthodontist for an orthodontic consult.
We think orthodontic treatment for adults is a great thing. Many patients have had adult orthodontic treatment (even Dr. Henricksen, the original owner and founder of this practice). Whether it’s done with Invisalign or with attached brackets, the treatment is typically easier than people anticipate and the results not only yield a more pleasing smile, but teeth are easier to care for when they are optimally aligned.