For many orthodontic patients, the ability to undergo treatment without visible appliances affecting their appearance is a priority. With clear aligners, available from Daryoush Haghighi, DDS. at Darius Orthodontics of Caldwell in Caldwell. New Jersey. you can display your smile proudly throughout treatment and remove your aligners to eat comfortably. To find out more about clear aligners, call Darius Orthodontics of Caldwell or book an appointment online today.
What is adult orthodontics’
Adult orthodontics includes treatments that help correct misalignment in your bite as an adult. While many people mistakenly assume that orthodontic treatments like braces are only meant for children and adolescents. an increasing number of adults straighten their teeth, too. With adult orthodontic treatments at Darius Orthodontics of Caldwell. you can transform your smile by correcting these common issues:
- Open bite
- Gaps between teeth
Issues like these can cause wear-anditear on your tooth enamel and lead to gum disease. They can also make it difficult for you to clean your teeth thoroughly when you brush.
How are adult orthodontics different from kids’ orthodontics?
The main difference between kids’ orthodontics and adult orthodontics is that a child’s jaw is still growing and developing. In contrast. the teeth and jaw of adults are fully developed and rigid. As an adult. your orthodontic treatment might take longer than a child or adolescent with similar goals.
What are my orthodontic treatment options as an adult?
At Darius Orthodontics of Caldwell. the team provides several orthodontic treatment options to adults interested in a straighter smile. Dr. Haghighi helps you decide between the following treatment options after an in-depth consultation:
3A4″ Incognito” Hidden Braces
31.1 Incognito Hidden Braces are convenient!), discreet, and attach to the backsides of your teeth. A wire running through the braces gradually pulls your teeth into a straighter position over time.
3M Clarity”‘ Aligners
3M Clarity Aligners are clear and made of durable plastic You get a series of them for your treatment, and each places increased pressure on your teeth to guide them to their new position.
3M Orthodontic Brackets
3M Orthodontic Brackets are what you think of when you think of traditional braces. They attach to the front surfaces of your teeth, and a wire runs through them. Dr. Haghighi tightens the wire periodically to encourage your teeth to align.
Am I a candidate for adult orthodontics?
To know whether you’re a candidate for adult orthodontics. you must come to Darius Orthodontics of Caldwell for a consultation with Dr. Haghighi. He views your teeth and might take X-rays for a better view.
Before helping you choose the right adult orthodontic treatment option, he might recommend tooth extractions, root canals, and other procedures to make sure your teeth are healthy and have enough room for their adjustment.
For more information about adult orthodontics, call Darius Orthodontics of Caldwell for a consultation or book online today