Orthodontic treatment is not just for kids anymore!
Tooth alignment can be changed at any age if your gums and bone structure are healthy. We offer a variety of treatments that are designed for different age groups – including adults. A new smile can begin today!
Orthodontic treatment at later stages in life can dramatically improve your personal appearance and self-esteem. Improving the health of your teeth and gums is equally important. Crooked teeth and a bad bite can contribute to gum and bone loss, tooth decay, abnormal wear of the tooth enamel and surfaces, and headaches.
Why see Dr. Kiersten Week?
- You want a beautiful Signature Smile.
- You feel a great smile will improve your self-esteem and self-confidence.
- Difficulty chewing or biting.
- Mouth breathing.
- Crowded, misplaced or blocked-out teeth.
- Jaws that shift, make sounds, protrude or are recessed.
- Speech difficulty.
- Biting the cheek or biting into the roof of the mouth.
- Protruding teeth.
- Teeth that meet in an abnormal way or don’t meet at all.
- Facial imbalance or asymmetry (features out of
proportion to the rest of the face).
- Grinding or clenching of teeth.
- Inability to comfortably close lips.
Call 509-735-7591 for your complimentary initial exam!
What are my options for receiving a Signature Smile?
Good News! The new techniques and appliances Dr. Kiersten Week uses for creating a Signature Smile greatly reduce discomfort levels, decrease the frequency of visits, shorten the time in treatment and may allow you to choose from several options. Your options for a beautiful smile and good dental health make a difference in your well-being and self-confidence. While braces for teens are more common, adults can benefit just as much from orthodontic treatment, as it’s never too late to improve your smile. Options may include traditional metal braces, clear braces, Invisalign (transparent aligners), and other devices, as appropriate.
What can I expect during my complimentary initial examination?
During the initial examination, we will be able to determine the best possible treatment for your individual needs. During this initial examination, we can outline the treatment plan, time of treatment expected and the approximate cost. In addition to the diagnostic records we need to collect to confirm the diagnosis and treatment plan we discuss, further information will be requested from your general dentist. This information will be used to confirm the health of the bone and gums supporting the teeth prior to initiating orthodontic treatment.
Am I a candidate for orthodontic treatment?
Orthodontics is not merely for improving the aesthetics of the smile; orthodontic treatment improves bad bites (malocclusions) and may improve facial profile if necessary. Malocclusions occur as a result of tooth or jaw misalignment. Malocclusions affect the way you smile, chew, clean your teeth or feel about your smile.
A high percentage of our patients are adults, and they agree that it’s never too late to improve their greatest asset - their smile.