Adult Treatment

image of woman holding clear alignersAdults of all ages have improved their smile by straightening their crooked teeth. While in orthodontic treatment, Dr. Elassal has noticed that patients become more confident and comfortable with their appearance. Another important benefit is being able to maintain good oral hygiene since it is easier to brush straight teeth and maintain healthy gums.

If crooked teeth are not straightened, the teeth can wear down atypically which will result in an aged appearance. Secondly,  if there is an uneven contact of the upper and lower teeth it could have a negative effect on your jaw joints (TMJ). As you get older you can lose the bony support of your teeth from bad oral hygiene and chewing forces generated when your teeth are flattened due to wear.

More and more adults today are seeking orthodontic treatment to improve their smile.  We offer a full range of treatments specifically designed for adults, including Invisalign – leaving you with a dramatically different smile and healthier bite. 

Don’t ever feel it’s too late to enhance your smile. Schedule your free consultation today and let us help you start your journey to receiving a beautiful, straight smile!

Invisalign®

invisibleA dental aligner, such as Invisalign®, is a clear vinyl tray that is used to straighten teeth in certain select situations.  Tooth movement is accomplished by using a series of trays, which when worn consistently, move your teeth in stages. Dr. Elassal can determine if your case will be ideal to treat with aligners.  Please call our office today to schedule your complimentary initial exam appointment.

 

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Metal Braces

colorMetal braces are made of high-quality, durable stainless steel. They are the most common type of braces. The brackets, which are bonded to the front of each tooth, are connected by the archwire, which helps guide the teeth into the correct positions. Today's metal braces are smaller, more comfortable and more attractive.

Ceramic Braces

clearCeramic braces move teeth just as efficiently as metal braces, except the brackets are clear, so they are less noticeable. They are most popular with adult patients due to their cosmetic appeal. The only drawbacks to ceramic brackets are that they are more fragile, and the elastic ties can discolor between orthodontic visits.