More and more adults are seeking orthodontic treatment.
Some adults had orthodontic problems as children but were unable to correct them until now. Others had treatment as children, but need further treatment as adults due to relapse or limitations of previous treatment. We here at Central Jersey Orthodontics know that regardless of your age, having an attractive smile, straight teeth, and a comfortable bite can make a world of difference.
When you come in for your complimentary consultation, we will walk you through a comprehensive oral examination, take appropriate x-rays and photos to analyze your tooth shape, smile display, and all the other aesthetic and functional aspects of your mouth. With these records and measurements, we can show you how your face, jaws, and smile would improve with orthodontic treatment.
Adults can benefit from orthodontic treatment in many ways. These include:
- Align the teeth to create a more aesthetic and youthful smile
- Correct relapse after previous orthodontic treatment due to lack of long term retainer wear
- Improve the ability to brush and floss, especially for crowded or overlapping lower front teeth
- Create a better or more comfortable bite and ability to chew
- Address missing teeth
- Close spaces between the teeth
- Reduce excessive wear on the teeth due to grinding or poor jaw alignment
There are many adult treatment options that can fit your lifestyle and budget.
Invisalign treatment uses a series of clear plastic aligners/trays that each move your teeth through small incremental movements. Each tray is typically worn for 1 – 2 weeks (depending on your orthodontist’s instructions). Many adults prefer this option because it gives them the flexibility of removing them to eat or for special professional/social events.
Traditional metal braces work for everyone – teens and adults alike. These are a great option for efficiently achieving specific precise movements.
Clear braces have all the advantages of normal braces with the added luxury of them being clear and therefore less noticeable. Transparent brackets look beautiful and work just like normal braces.
Lingual braces are braces on the tongue side of your teeth. They also provide another esthetic option for adults since they are hidden behind the teeth.