Orthodontics for Older Adults



World Federation of Orthodontists (WFO) Image: wfo.org
World Federation of Orthodontists (WFO)
Image: wfo.org

William Fay, DDS is a cosmetic orthodontist with more than two decades of experience. As a well-established professional in the San Francisco Bay Area, he treats more than 200 patients a year. William Fay, DDS is also a member of the World Federation of Orthodontists (WFO).

In the most recent edition of the quarterly newsletter for WFO members, Jorge Faber, editor-in-chief of the Journal of the World Federation of Orthodontists, talked about the impact that orthodontists can have on older adult’s lives. Orthodontics has traditionally been viewed as a service that benefits teenagers and young adults. During these formative periods, many people are keen to make a positive impression on others and to present the best physical version of themselves to the world. However, Dr. Faber believes that as life expectancy increases around the globe, the face of orthodontics is changing.

In his piece for the WFO Gazette, Dr. Faber pointed out that older people are increasingly seeking more orthodontic treatment worldwide. Outside of aesthetic applications, orthodontists have the ability to help alleviate breathing problems and improve teeth and jaw function. There are significant implications here for individuals who find that, as they age, breathing and eating become difficult activities.

To learn more about how orthodontics can benefit older adults, see Vol. 21 – Issue 1 of the WFO Gazette here: www.wfo.org/news/gazettes.


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William Fay DDS.

Possessing dental offices in South San Francisco, American Canyon, and Mountain View, California, William Fay, DDS, serves as a leading figure in orthodontic care throughout the San Francisco Bay Area. Dr. Fay draws on four decades of experience in the dental field. He continues to advance his knowledge of the field, staying up to date on the latest techniques and technologies. Most recently, Dr. William Fay has embraced the use of the In-Ovation-C system braces, which gently straightens teeth. As a result, treatment is generally quicker, requires fewer office visits, and allows patients to smile confidently, even during treatment. In order to ensure that every patient receives high-quality care, regardless of their financial status, William Fay, DDS, offers convenient payment plans with little or no interest. He gives patients the opportunity to express what kind of payments they can afford to make each month, then does his best to accommodate those needs. In extreme circumstances, Dr. Fay has even offered treatments at no cost to the patient. Passionate about helping those in need, he makes sure anyone who wants top quality orthodontic care is able to receive it. In addition to his professional endeavors, Dr. William Fay serves as Director of Pacific Advisors, a San Francisco-based real estate group. He oversees all operations at the firm, which focuses on commercial and industrial real estate throughout California. He has also been Vice President of the San Francisco Planning Commission, a team of seven consultants charged with planning community development in San Francisco. In this role, he worked directly with the Mayor and City Council on various community issues, including transportation, land use, and neighborhood planning.

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