Adult Orthodontics Specialist

Orthodontic treatment isn’t just for kids and teenagers — more adults than ever are correcting their smiles with orthodontic treatment. With locations in East Windsor, Hamilton, East Orange, and Trenton, New Jersey, the expert orthodontists at Braces Culture help adults from throughout New Jersey get the smiles they’ve always wanted. Call or book a consultation online today to learn more about orthodontic options for adults.

Adult Orthodontics Q & A

Why do adults have orthodontic treatment?

Adults have orthodontic treatment for many of the same reasons as younger patients.

You may want to correct the appearance of your smile because you’re unhappy about an overbite or crowding issues. You may want to improve your dental health and make your teeth easier to clean and care for.

What are common orthodontic treatments for adults?

Adult patients often choose orthodontic treatments that are less noticeable than traditional metal braces. However, in some cases, metal braces are the best and most effective treatment option to correct your teeth. Some of the more popular choices include:

Invisalign®

Invisalign treatment uses a customized series of clear plastic aligners to gradually move your teeth into corrected positions. Invisalign aligners are virtually invisible while being worn and reposition teeth in 6-18 months. Another benefit of Invisalign is that you can take the aligners out to eat and to clean your teeth.

Clear or ceramic braces

Clear braces are similar to traditional braces, but the brackets are made of clear plastic or tooth-colored ceramic. The archwire is also clear or tooth-colored, making the treatment less noticeable.

Lingual braces

Lingual braces are fitted to the backs of your teeth, making them less noticeable. Lingual braces put gentle pressure on your teeth — like other forms of orthodontics — to shift them to the correct positions.

Lingual braces are custom-made to fit your teeth precisely, and typically reposition your teeth in 18-36 months.

How is orthodontic treatment different for adults than children?

While adults have orthodontic treatment to correct similar issues to those of younger patients, there are other considerations for adults. Your orthodontist carefully examines your teeth and gums, using X-rays to ensure there’s sufficient bone density to support orthodontic treatment.

Adults are also more likely to have other dental health issues like gingivitis or bone loss. Adults teeth and bones are harder and set in their place, which can make it take longer to adjust.

There are also complications if you’ve had any previous extractions, as your jaw may not be strong enough to support a tooth that is moved into that area.

If you’re interested in correcting your smile with orthodontic treatment, call or schedule a consultation online today to learn more about your options.

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Our office accepts most major dental insurance providers. For additional questions regarding insurance, please contact our office.

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