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Adult Orthodontics

Orthodontic treatment isn’t just for kids and teens—adults can take advantage of smile straightening as well! While orthodontics for children can be complicated, as there are many variables to consider (mixed adult and baby teeth, growth of their jaws and growth of their faces, etc.), adult orthodontics can be very simple and take less time since there are often fewer variables.

Adults who choose orthodontic treatment can expect:

  • An improved bite
  • Easier oral hygiene
  • Fewer incidence of periodontal disease
  • Improved aesthetics

Fernwood Family Dental offers basic adult orthodontic services that last, on average, six months. This keeps the cost well below the average orthodontic specialist. As a general dental office, we often do orthodontics in conjunction with other restorative work like crowns or veneers. This maximizes treatment efficiency since you only need to visit one office for your complete smile makeover. On occasion, for cases that are overly complicated or likely to take a long time, we may make a referral to one of the fantastic orthodontists in our area.

Fernwood Family Dental Treatment Options

Think you’ll need to have a mouth full of metal to get the smile you’ve always wanted? Think again! With ClearCorrect™ clear aligners and Six Month Smiles® clear braces, you can straighten your smile and be free to show it off while you do so!

Is orthodontic treatment right for you?

When considering orthodontic treatment, talk to Dr. Fugere, Dr. LeClair or Dr. Billingsley, as well as friends who have also had treatment, to gain an idea of how it will go for you. It’s also important to have realistic expectations for treatment. Orthodontics will move the location of your teeth, but will not change the teeth themselves. If the size, shape, or color of your teeth is at the root of your cosmetic concerns, we offer treatments that are more appropriate to address those issues. Once you and Dr. Fugere, Dr. LeClair or Dr. Billingsley decide on a course of treatment, stick with it! Any deviation can affect or delay your overall outcome.

Learn more about orthodontic treatment during your next appointment at our Poulsbo dental office. Call today!

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