If you have a bad bite or regularly experience jaw pain, consider adult braces. These appliances can improve the alignment of your teeth and jaw, encouraging good oral health. At Bayside Orthodontics, Inna Gellerman, DDS, Emanuel Mizrahi, DDS, and the team have years of experience developing orthodontic treatment plans. To make an appointment at the practice in Bayside, New York, call the office to speak with a friendly staff member or click the online booking tool.
Adult braces are orthodontic appliances that improve the alignment of your teeth and jaw. They’re made of various materials and place mild pressure on your teeth. Over time, that pressure causes your teeth to change position, transforming your smile.
There are many reasons a growing number of adults are getting braces, including improved aesthetics and ease of treatment. Thanks to new inventions like Invisalign®, it’s possible to achieve a balanced and healthy smile in 6-12* months.
Children's braces are placed when a child’s jaw is still growing, but when you’re an adult, your jaw is fully developed. That means orthodontic treatment often takes longer and is more challenging.
When you’re an adult, you’re also more likely to experience oral health problems like gum disease and tooth decay. In some cases, these and other issues require treatment, before you can move forward with braces.
Even if you’ve spent an entire lifetime with crooked teeth, adult braces can straighten them and help you feel confident about your smile.
At Bayside Orthodontics, the team uses adult braces to treat a variety of issues, including:
You might also benefit from adult braces if you have a malpositioned jaw or unmatched dental midlines.
The team at Bayside Orthodontics offers several types of adult braces, including:
Conventional metal braces
Conventional metal braces feature brackets, a thin archwire, and a series of rubber bands. These components work together to place mild pressure on your teeth and jaw, gradually moving them into the optimal position.
Ceramic braces feature brackets made of ceramic instead of metal. Ceramic blends in with your tooth enamel, allowing for a discreet treatment process.
Lingual braces are like conventional braces, but the team bonds them to the back of your teeth instead of the front. These braces allow you to undergo orthodontic treatment without anyone knowing.
If you only have mild or moderate alignment issues, the team might recommend Invisalign. Invisalign uses custom-crafted plastic mouthguards to align your teeth. It’s more comfortable than traditional braces and provides quicker results.
To determine the type of adult braces that will most benefit you, the team at Bayside Orthodontics conducts an oral exam and asks about your goals. Then, they take a series of oral X-rays to assess the position of your teeth and jaw. After gathering the necessary information, they can develop an orthodontic treatment plan that aligns with your budget and needs.
To learn more about the benefits of adult braces, make an appointment at Bayside Orthodontics by calling the office to speak with a friendly staff member or clicking the online booking tool.