Straighten Your Teeth for Health and Appearance
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On-camera meetings are here to stay. A big part of looking healthy may include straightening your teeth. According to a recent study conducted by the American Association of Orthodontists (AAO), adult (18 years+) patients now outweigh teens/kids in treatment. Common misperceptions that you may be too old for orthodontic treatment, or your situation is too difficult, but this is not the case. The deciding factor on whether a patient is a good candidate for treatment is the health of their teeth and gums not their age. The perceived convenience of taking a selfie and receiving your orthodontic treatment by mail may sound attractive at first, but you should be aware of the mail-order treatment process and the potential hidden dangers of a one-size-fits-all treatment plan.
In-person Orthodontics Consultations are the Best
At Jennifer L. Martin, DDS we believe in-person consultations are the best way for you to get the proper diagnosis and treatment which will be customized just for you. Also, being actively monitored by a AAO orthodontic specialist like Dr. Martin throughout your treatment will help to ensure that your treatment goes smoothly and you will be able to have the opportunity to have your questions answered by the treating doctor. Your health history and habits should be discussed with the doctor so that you receive the best treatment possible. Items to think about when meeting with us include information on:
- Missing Teeth
- Misshapen or worn teeth
- Dental disease
- Periodontal disease
- Habits like smoking, clenching or grinding teeth, or tongue thrusting
Orthodontic Treatment for Adults Requires Individual Care
All of these items can affect the outcome of your treatment. Plus, for some adults to reach optimal dental health, your dentist and orthodontist will work in partnership and may need to call in other dental specialists such as oral surgeons, periodontists, and endodontists.
At Jennifer L. Martin, DDS, everything we do is focused on our patients. Dr. Martin and our team know your needs and concerns are as unique as your smile. That’s why we refuse to use a “one-size-fits-all” approach to orthodontic care. Instead, we will work with you to determine the right treatment for your specific situation.
You will never be another number on a chart or set of teeth in the chair to any of us. We take pride in getting to know each patient as a person, building a long-term relationship with them. We want to learn about interests, celebrate your achievements, and share in your life.
Each of us is a people-person, and we thrive on our conversations with those in our care. We feel fortunate to spend our days creating life-changing smiles for our friends and would love to create such a smile for you!
Jennifer L. Martin, D.D.S.
401 Gregory Lane, Suite 126
Pleasant Hill, CA 94523
Phone: (925) 676-8485