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Which Adult Orthodontic Options Are Right for You?

April 22, 2016
Posted By: Lucio H. Kim, DDS
Man with braces | Adult Orthodontics in Glendale CA, Dr Lucio H. Kim

More adults than ever are choosing to straighten their teeth. It’s no surprise, either, considering the innovative new orthodontic technologies that are available! People often associate braces with the awkward teenage years, and as a mature professional, the last thing you want is a flashback to middle school. Fortunately, today’s orthodontics for adults are both subtle and effective, allowing you to maintain your self-image and avoid uncomfortable or embarrassing situations. If you live in Glendale, an orthodontics consultation with Dr. Lucio Kim can help you determine which options are going to be the most effective for you.

Determining Your Orthodontic Goals

When it comes to choosing the best option for your orthodontic treatment, we have to keep your overall goals in mind. Are you looking for a cosmetic transformation or do you have some alignment issues that are affecting your bite function?

What you might not realize is that what you think of as an esthetic issue can actually affect the overall health of your smile. When teeth are misaligned and are crowded, overlapping, or twisted, it can be difficult to clean them properly, increasing your risk of developing cavities or periodontal disease. Even teeth that are widely spaced can lead to problems because they have a tendency to trap bits of food, leading to bad breath and decay.

Our Adult Orthodontic Options

Dr. Kim will meet with you to discuss your goals and determine the right type of treatment for your long-term health and confidence. Two of our orthodontic offerings include:

  • Inman Aligners – This innovative orthodontic treatment uses discreet aligners on both the front and back of your teeth to guide your teeth into their proper placement using opposing forces. Results are often quick and efficient, and the aligners are removable for eating and hygiene.
  • Powerprox Six Month Braces – There’s a reason why this treatment has earned the name six-month braces! On average, most cases only take about six months. Plus, since the brackets are clear and the wires are tooth-colored, the braces are discreet.

Not every orthodontic issue can be corrected with these treatments, and Dr. Kim will advise you as to the most appropriate route for managing your orthodontic concerns.

To learn more braces in Glendale and schedule your evaluation, call our orthodontics and dental office today!

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