If you have misaligned teeth or a malpositioned jaw, consider adult orthodontics. Treatments like braces, Invisalign®, and Propel® can enhance the aesthetic appearance of your smile and improve your oral health. At iSmiles Kids Dentistry and Orthodontics, experienced orthodontist Brandon Hoang, DMD, and the team provide adult orthodontics to people aged 18 and older. To make an appointment, call the office in Corona, California, or request an appointment online today.
Adult orthodontics is a dental subspecialty that diagnoses and treats malpositioned teeth and misaligned bites.
If your teeth or jaw aren’t aligned, you’re more likely to experience tooth decay and gum disease. You might also avoid smiling, speaking, or spending time with others.
Adult orthodontics provides a convenient and effective way to improve your oral health. Thanks to advances in care, treatment is discreet. What’s more, most people achieve their results within 12-18 months*.
Adult orthodontics is different from children’s orthodontics in that adults have all of their permanent teeth and their jaws have finished growing. As a result, adult orthodontics typically takes longer and uses special orthodontic appliances.
The team at iSmiles Kids Dentistry and Orthodontics uses adult orthodontics to correct various alignment issues, including:
You might also benefit from adult orthodontics if you have an abnormal bite, like crossbite, overbite, or underbite.
The team at iSmiles Kids Dentistry and Orthodontics offers several types of adult orthodontics, including:
Braces are orthodontic appliances bonded to the front or back of your teeth. They feature brackets, archwires, and sometimes rubber bands. Once placed, braces put mild pressure on your teeth and jaw, slowly improving their position.
Invisalign enhances your smile with removable plastic aligners. During treatment, you visit iSmiles Kids Dentistry and Orthodontics every few weeks and change into a new pair. Each new pair of Invisalign aligners places slightly different pressure on your teeth and jaw, improving their position.
Propel is an orthodontic device designed to accelerate Invisalign treatment. You wear the device for about five minutes a day. Propel speeds up the movement of your teeth.
Specifically, Propel temporarily weakens your jawbone, making it easier for your teeth to move into the proper position.
If you snore or grind your teeth, you might also benefit from adult orthodontics. The team at iSmiles Kids Dentistry and Orthodontics designs and manufactures custom nightguards to help individuals get better sleep.
Only a qualified orthodontist can determine if you’re a candidate for adult orthodontic treatment. After a review of your dental records, an oral exam, and a series of digital X-rays, the team at iSmiles Kids Dentistry and Orthodontics can develop a custom treatment plan that aligns with your needs.
To learn more about adult orthodontics, request a consultation at iSmiles Kids Dentistry and Orthodontics by calling the office or requesting an appointment online today.
*Individual results may vary.