Adult Orthodontic Treatment
Manhattan Beach, California
Many adults desire the healthy, beautifully aligned smile orthodontics can provide but don’t seek bite correction because they believe conventional metal braces are the only option or fear that treatment would interfere with work and family obligations.
Manhattan Beach orthodontist Dr. JD Miller is pleased to offer adult patients a variety of alternatives to traditional braces. Many options are discreet and designed to accommodate the busy lifestyles of adults. Please call Surfside Smiles Orthodontics at 310-947-1810 to schedule your complimentary personal consultation.
An increasing number of adult patients are achieving symmetrical smiles and functional bites with Invisalign.
Invisalign uses a series of clear, custom-made aligners to shift your teeth into proper alignment. Invisalign can treat many of the same bite conditions as traditional braces, including crossbite, overbite, underbite, crowded teeth and gapped teeth.
Lingual braces are another popular orthodontic treatment for adult patients because the brackets and wires used to straighten your teeth are concealed on the back sides of the teeth.
Lingual braces can also treat many of the same problems as Invisalign and conventional braces. Like standard braces, lingual braces use brackets and archwires to gradually move your teeth into optimal alignment; the brackets used in lingual braces are comparatively tiny and are concealed behind the teeth, which often makes them an ideal choice for adults who engage in athletics or play wind instruments.
Traditional braces remain the best treatment for certain bite conditions, or malocclusions.
For adults worried about the unsightly appearance of standard braces, fear not. Today’s braces are designed to be more compact and comfortable than the braces of previous generations. Modern braces are also available with different types of brackets, including clear brackets.
Benefits of Orthodontic Treatment
The benefits of a beautifully aligned smile are not limited to appearances. Without treatment, misaligned teeth can contribute to premature wear on your teeth enamel, and increase your risk of tooth decay and periodontal disease.
Irregularly spaced teeth and certain bite conditions can also contribute to temporomandibular joint disorder (TMJ or TMD), which can cause recurring headaches and pain throughout your jaw, face, neck and shoulders.
If you live in the Manhattan Beach, California, area and you’d like to learn more about your options for bite correction, please contact Surfside Smiles Orthodontics today.