What Types of Orthodontic Treatment Can I Get as an Adult?
- Posted on: Oct 19 2011
Many adults can benefit from orthodontic treatments like fixed braces and Invisalign. Regardless of whether you have worn braces before, you may need additional tooth movement to correct your bite or the alignment of your teeth. As an adult, you can correct spaced, crowded and crooked teeth with orthodontics.
Advances in dental technology provide you with several options. Metal wires and brackets are not the only orthodontic solution available to you. Invisalign corrects a wide range of dental problems, including:
- Overbites, underbites and crossbites
- Spaces between the teeth
- Crooked or crowded teeth
The advantage of Invisalign, is that the treatment uses clear, plastic aligners to discreetly straighten your teeth. Oral hygiene is easy with Invisalign because you remove the aligners to eat and drink, and then you can easily brush and floss your teeth before reinserting the aligners.
It is important to note that not all cases can be treated with Invisalign. Severe bite problems may require the use of metal braces, or a combination of braces and Invisalign. On the other hand, it may be that you do not require orthodontics, but will instead benefit from a cosmetic treatment. For example, sometimes gaps between the teeth cannot be closed with braces, but the gap can be corrected with porcelain veneers.
The only way to determine the best solution for you is to consult an experienced orthodontist. At Galleria Dental aesthetics, dentists Chong Lee and Joseph Oh are specially trained to determine if Invisalign is an option for you.
For adult orthodontics in McLean, Virginia, please contact Galleria Dental Aesthetics today to schedule a consultation.
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