Adult Orthodontics | Do I Need Braces?
Think you’re “too old” for orthodontic treatment? Think again! While we typically associate “crooked teeth” or a misaligned bite with those in their teenage years, did you know that about 30% of all orthodontic patients today are adults? An effective and time-tested way to achieve a straighter smile at any age, do you know the red flags to watch out for?
Here are 5 signs you may be a candidate for orthodontic treatment:
- Teeth that don’t meet completely or meet irregularly
- Teeth that stick out or overlap one another
- “Mouth breathing” while at rest
- Difficulties with speech
- Problems with biting, chewing, etc.
So, how does orthodontic treatment work? Traditionally, orthodontic therapy uses wires and brackets to achieve a more aligned bite. And, although often an effective treatment, many adult patients look to avoid the discomfort and embarrassment associated with metal braces. Thankfully, modern dentistry offers a “virtually invisible” alternative. Read on to learn more.
So, what is Invisalign®? While most folks have heard the term before, not everyone knows what this cutting-edge orthodontic system is really all about. Here’s a brief introduction.
Unlike traditional metal braces, Invisalign uses a series of clear, plastic aligners to comfortably straighten and realign teeth. Created using pinpoint-accurate 3-D imaging, Invisalign aligners offer several important advantages – the first of which is comfort. Trading in metal brackets and wires for smooth, plastic aligners, Invisalign is less likely to irritate cheeks and gums.
What’s more, the Invisalign system is discreet. An ideal solution for working professionals and those in the public eye, people won’t know you’re wearing Invisalign unless you tell them. Finally, the Invisalign system offers unparalleled ease of use. Completely removable, the system allows patients to eat, chew, brush and floss just like they’re used to – quickly and easily.
Invisalign in Beverly Hills
Ready to find out what Invisalign can do for you? Take the first step – contact us today and schedule a consultation. Our cosmetic dental offices are located in Beverly Hills, and you can reach us directly at (310) 273-0111. We look forward to meeting you soon.