Orthodontics is not limited to children. Adults now make up about 30-40% of orthodontic patients. Teeth can be moved at any age if your gums and the underlying bone structure are in good condition and healthy. We offer a variety of treatments designed for different age groups. Orthodontic treatment at any stage of your life can dramatically improve your personal appearance and self-confidence.
Adult Braces & Other Great Options!
With the improvement of orthodontic technologies, many more options are available for adults. This is what causing so many more adults to opt in for adult braces treatment. The options for discreet have grown over time and offer more cosmetically pleasing alternatives.
Options for adults include:
These options give flexibility and versatility to patients who have certain professional and/or social circumstances that can affect their treatment.
The new techniques, innovations and appliances in modern orthodontics can effectively reduce discomfort levels, frequency of visits and the treatment time. Your options for adult braces may include metal braces, translucent braces, clear aligners such as Invisalign™, and Incognito™ braces , which is braces behind your teeth.
Actual Adult Orthodontic Patient from Johns Creek/Alpharetta Area
“I was referred to Dr Nima through my dentist, Dr. Lee. I was having some concern about my bottom teeth. She recommended me to come for a free consultation. I love the staff. The staff here is amazing. Dr Nima went above and beyond. you know to make sure that I was definitely definitely a satisfied patient. I’m extremely happy. I love my smile. I love my teeth. Dr Nima did an amazing job.”
Before entering into orthodontic treatment, its especially important for adults to treat periodontal, or gum, disease. Gum disease is much more prevalent with adults and if not treated before braces treatment it can hurt your teeth and negatively affect the long term health of your teeth.
Your dentist will be able to help you with making sure that you are free of gum disease of if there is problems, they can help you treat it before beginning orthodontic treatment. During treatment, it’s important to maintain gum health so adult patients need to receive regular cleanings while on orthodontic treatment.
After orthodontic treatment, the experience for adults is very similar to children. Retainers need to be worn after the removal of the orthodontic appliance to make sure that the teeth do not move back to their position before treatment. Different options exist for post treatment retainers which Dr. Nima can go over with you once treatment is complete.
It’s important to wear a retainer for a year after ending orthodontic treatment to help new stabilizing bones to form and hold your teeth in place. Once these stabilizing bones come in your teeth are much less likely to move. However, its still good to wear your retainer even after because as we age our jaws do move. Though very slowly, it can jostle teeth over time.
Most adults who actually go to adult orthodontic treatment do so because they allowed their teeth to move out of place by not wearing their retainer.
During your complimentary initial examination, we will be able to determine the best possible approach for your individual needs. Please contact Newpark Orthodontics so that we can help you improve your greatest asset – your smile!