The Dental Care Center

What You Should Know about Adult Orthodontics

February 17, 2017
Posted By: Dr. Peter Suh
Orthodontics in Van Nuys CA

If you’ve had crooked or misaligned teeth all your life, you might think it’s too late for braces. Perhaps you’ve seen an adult or two with a mouth full of metal wires and brackets, and you’ve decided that just isn’t for you.

There are some great options available today as far as adult orthodontics go, however, and if you are looking for a Van Nuys orthodontist, we invite you to talk to Dr. Peter Suh which ones might be right for you. It’s never too late for beautiful, straight teeth!

Adult Orthodontic Options

If you aren’t up for a years-long commitment to traditional metal braces, there is good news. Invisalign invisible braces offer a discreet way to straighten teeth—and this is very appealing to many adults.

The Invisalign system is made up of a series of clear aligners you place over your teeth, which gradually move your teeth into the desired straight placement. Every couple of weeks, you’ll get a new set of aligners, and the process will continue until you have the results you desire.

The process is generally much quicker than traditional braces, which is also quite appealing to many adults considering orthodontics. They are also virtually invisible; a person sitting across from you will probably not even realize you are wearing them.

Why You Should Consider Orthodontics as an Adult

If you have had crooked or misaligned teeth all your life, you might think it’s “too late” for braces. If your teeth and gums are otherwise healthy, however, there is no reason to think it’s too late for a beautiful, straight smile.

In addition to the esthetic reasons for adult orthodontics, there are other reasons for straightening you teeth as well:

  • Straight teeth are easier to care for. Flossing and brushing are more effective when teeth are well aligned.
  • Crooked teeth can have a negative impact on the way a person bites down. Over time, this can lead to teeth that become worn down, and it can also lead to issues with the temporomandibular joint (TMJ).

Find out more about getting straight teeth in Van Nuys with Dr. Peter Suh of the Dental Care Center.


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