Adult Orthodontics Treatment in Alpharetta, Johns Creek & Roswell
Orthodontics is not limited to children. Adults now make up about 30-40% of orthodontic patients. Getting braces for adults has never been more commonplace! 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 is 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:
- Traditional Metal Adult Braces
- Translucent Braces
- Lingual Braces
- Clear/Ceramic/Invisible Braces
- Invisalign and Clear Aligners
These options give flexibility and versatility to patients who have certain professional and/or social circumstances that can affect their treatment. With these appliances, you won’t have to worry about how you appear for important events and meetings.
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 are braces behind your teeth.
Invisalign for Adults
One of the most popular orthodontic treatments for adults nowadays is Invisalign™! The clear aligner therapy gradually straightens teeth with a series of plastic trays that gently move the teeth into the right position. The process is created by a digital system that scans the teeth and prints custom made trays. Many adults prefer Invisalign™ to adult braces because of its comfort, convenience, and appearance.
Invisalign™ is a great way to correct the smile, but it’s not for everyone. Traditional braces or clear braces may be a better fit for adults who have certain orthodontic needs. The clear aligner system also requires a lot of maintenance and responsibility. Patients need to keep track of their aligners and wear them for a minimum of 20-22 hours a day. If that’s too much effort for you, Icognito™ braces or clear braces may be a better choice! See if you are eligible for these orthodontic appliances with your adult orthodontist. Ultimately, the decision is up to you two!
Meet Our Alpharetta Adult Orthodontist
Dr. Nima Hajibaik is a skilled orthodontist who provides his expertise and knowledge to patients of all ages in Alpharetta, John’s Creek, Roswell, and the surrounding area. He is a dual Ivy league educated doctor with years of experience, but he is always striving to learn more about orthodontics and perfect his practice.
At his orthodontic office, adult patients can always expect quality care and service. Dr. Nima and his staff can provide incredible results with technologies like traditional braces, Damon™braces, Invisalign™, and Icognito™ braces. Our Alpharetta adult orthodontist offers every patient with a custom treatment plan to ensure the best outcomes.
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.”
Adults Eligible for Orthodontic Treatment
Are you a candidate for adult orthodontic treatment? Talk to your orthodontist to find out! Braces are not ideal for teeth that are affected by gum disease. Since rownups are more prone to developing periodontitis after years of wear and tear on their teeth, it’s important to get your teeth checked by a dentist before your orthodontic consultation.
If your teeth are not ready for braces just yet, you can work with a periodontist to improve their condition for braces! With proper oral hygiene and nutrition, you can get your teeth ready for braces in no time. 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!