When most people think about orthodontic treatment, they have in mind a full set of metal braces worn for a number of years by an awkward-looking adolescent. But with today’s dental technology, many options are available for adults who would like their teeth straightened.
Talk to Dr. Lucio Kim in Glendale about orthodontics if you are an adult who is considering straightening your teeth.
Reasons for Getting Braces as an Adult
There are a number of reasons adults might decide to undergo orthodontic treatment, and probably the main reason is esthetics. If your teeth have always been crooked, you might be embarrassed about your smile and you have finally decided to do something about it. But there are other reasons to consider orthodontics as an adult, as well.
Crooked teeth are harder to keep clean, and this can lead to other problems, including gum disease. If you have issues with your bite, this too can make you more susceptible to issues of the TMJ (temporomandibular joint) or to excessive wearing down of your teeth.
Adult Orthodontic Options
When you are ready to talk to your dentist about adult orthodontic options, you might be surprised to find out that there are a number of other options available for straightening your teeth. Although some adults decide to go the traditional route with metal braces if you are looking for other ways to straighten your teeth, come to see us so we can discuss your options.
Inman Aligners offer a discreet way to straighten the teeth that are visible when you smile. The aligners, which are placed on the inside and outside of your teeth, provide a gentle force to move your teeth into better alignment.
The aligners are removable, so you can take them out for brushing and flossing. Results are fast with Inman aligners. In fact, sometimes it’s just a matter of weeks before you are enjoying the smile you have always wished for!
Powerprox Six Month Braces are another option that works to straighten the teeth that show when you smile. These clear brackets and tooth-colored wires offer a practically invisible way to straighten your teeth.
Find out more about getting straight teeth in Glendale with adult orthodontics.