At Patritto Orthodontics in Ottumwa, Iowa, our orthodontic team is pleased to offer smile straightening for adults as well as children and teens.
Wearing braces as an adult takes longer because we are working with permanent teeth–it can average anywhere from 18 months to 3 years, dependent on the straightening system you are using. But, as orthodontics don’t just impact your appearance and self-confidence, it actually improves your oral health in the process, giving you a big return on your investment of time and resources.
This is because straightening the teeth can help with various issues affecting your smile. These not only straighten crooked teeth, fix teeth that are too crowded in the mouth, along with bite problems. Not only that but orthodontics correct issues with the jaw and jaw joints. As far as your smile is concerned, it’s never too late for an aligned smile!
With the help of one of our orthodontic treatments, you can more effectively fight tooth decay, gum disease, ease headaches and earaches, and fix issues with your speech, and biting, and chewing. The options we offer include:
- Metal Braces – with these we use metal brackets, wires, and bands to straighten your pearly whites.
- Ceramic Braces – with these we use a natural looking, clear material which blends in with your teeth.
- Invisalign® – with these we use a system of clear, custom plastic aligners for virtually invisible alignment.
Our orthodontist, Dr. Dwayne Patritto, can help you achieve the healthier, more aligned smile you desire and deserve. To schedule an evaluation and outline your alignment option that is best for you, please call 641-682-8143 today.