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How Do Adult Orthodontics Work?

December 23, 2018
Posted By: Lucio H. Kim DDS
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As an adult with misaligned or gapped teeth, you may have assumed that orthodontics aren’t for you. After all, who hasn’t seen middle schoolers going through years of metal, adjustments, and discomfort? 

Even if your own teeth are compromising your dental health and causing you discomfort or embarrassment, you may have avoided thinking about braces for yourself.

If this sounds like you, you’ll be pleasantly surprised by recent innovations in adult orthodontics. Special aligners now allow adults to achieve a stunning smile without metal braces. There are even braces that come off in six months! Read on to learn more about your options for adult orthodontics in Glendale, CA.

Inman Aligners

Inman Aligners are perfect for adults whose earlier orthodontic treatment relapsed or older teenagers who need minor orthodontic work. These aligners are a fast, aesthetically pleasing way to straighten teeth and close gaps without numerous trips to the dentist, metal wires and brackets, and years of treatment.

Inman Aligners work using a hidden nickel titanium spring that creates force on the backs or inside of your teeth. The constant tension means a shorter treatment time, and the thin bar across the front of your teeth is almost invisible. The best part is that your treatment will be completed within six to 14 weeks.

Powerprox Six Month Braces in 91207

Another fast, proven treatment for adult orthodontics is Powerprox Six Month Braces. These “invisible” braces are tooth-colored or clear and can even be positioned behind your teeth. The high-tech smart archwires require just a few adjustments, making the treatment gentle and fast. Both of these options are removable when you eat and sleep, making dental hygiene a snap.

Adult Orthodontics in Glendale CA

If you’re considering orthodontics in the Glendale, CA, area, schedule a consultation with Dr. Lucio Kim today. He’ll help determine if you’re a good candidate for these adult orthodontic options.

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