Family Orthodontic Care

Gilman Ortho's down-to-earth practice looks at your mouth from a conservative point of view, never charging you or treating you for something you don’t need.

Almost 20% of all orthodontic cases started last year were adults! We get asked all the time “am I too old?”. You are never too old!! We often use the analogy of having the alignment of your car out of ideal. You can still drive your car, but over time you will see wear and tear of the tires and steering component. The same holds true of your teeth. If your teeth are out of alignment or crooked your can still chew, but as you function with your misaligned bite you begin to see signs of wear. This wear can be gum disease, bone loss surrounding the teeth, worn teeth and jaw discomfort. Untreated problems traditionally get worse.  Most adults want to have their teeth fixed but are reluctant due to the esthetics and hassle factor of wearing braces. We offer a clear brace alternative and a Six Month version of braces to correct cosmetic and some functional bite problems.

Braces aren’t just for kids anymore. Tooth alalignment can be treated 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 tooth enamel and surfaces, headaches and jaw joint (TMJ/TMD) pain.