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 causes 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™
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 our Johns Creek Orthodontist, 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 our Alpharetta Orthodontist at Newpark Orthodontics so that we can help you improve your greatest asset – your smile!
What is an adult orthodontist?
An Alpharetta adult orthodontist is a higher dentistry form that focuses on the alignment of teeth and jaws and the health of teeth and gums. Adult orthodontists work specifically with adults and not children. Pediatric orthodontists have to go through further education.
What does an adult orthodontist do?
An Alpharetta adult orthodontist focuses on the straightness of your teeth and jaws. Straightening your teeth and jaw actually benefits your overall oral health. Your teeth will have space for flossing, which keeps gums healthy.
Is it normal for adults to get braces through an orthodontist?
It is very normal and common for adults to get braces. Our Alpharetta adult orthodontist is here to assure you that you will be taken care of, and there is nothing to worry about. We see adults come in all the time who want to straighten their teeth!
Why should adults get orthodontic treatment?
Adults should get orthodontic treatment if they are struggling with oral issues such as cavities, over or undercrowded teeth, a misaligned bite, and misaligned jaws. Adult orthodontics in Alpharetta is common, do not be afraid to make an appointment with us today.
How much does an adult orthodontic treatment costs?
Adult orthodontics in Alpharetta costs are different depending on your specific orthodontic needs. These are the cheapest form of orthodontic treatment you can get if you are looking for traditional metal braces. Invisalign, although discreet, is much pricer than traditional braces.
What are the benefits of orthodontic treatment for adults?
The best benefit for adult orthodontics in Alpharetta is that you will achieve your dream smile. Other benefits include confidence, more natural chewing, and even less jaw pain depending on your unique situation.