At Elmwood Park Cosmetic Dentistry, we have several different options for our patients of all ages considering braces, allowing for an orthodontic treatment that best suits the individual needs of each patient. We offer a variety of treatments that are designed for different age groups – including adults. Your options for Elmwood Park braces may include retainers, metal braces, translucent braces, or transparent aligners that can be worn to improve mild cases of misaligned teeth.
While many people have corrective orthodontic procedures done early in their lives, it is not uncommon for adults and even seniors to undergo orthodontic treatments. In fact, currently almost 20% of all orthodontic patients are adults. At first, the idea of adult braces may seem unaesthetic or uncomfortable. However, we have several different options for our patients considering Elmwood Park braces, allowing for an orthodontic treatment that best suits the individual needs of each patient. Traditional orthodontics includes metal brackets and wires. Brackets are placed on the teeth using bonding technology, then arch wires are threaded through these brackets. The tension and tightness of these wires determines the individual movement of each tooth, and by making adjustment to the pressure at follow-up visits, our orthodontist can control the slow movement of the teeth until the malocclusion is corrected. Among the most common complaints when dealing with orthodontic treatment is that braces are unattractive. In order to address this issue, we can in many cases place ceramic braces which are much less noticeable. In addition, in some cases, we may place the braces on the lingual (inner side) of the teeth so that they are nearly invisible. We are also able to straighten your teeth by using a series of clear, customized, removable appliances called aligners. They are virtually undetectable, so hardly anyone will realize you’re wearing them. Invisalign aligners are designed to move your teeth in small steps to the desired final position prescribed by your doctor. Once your braces come off, however, your teeth need to settle into the jawbone and soft tissue that hold them in place. Therefore, a retainer may be used. This is a custom-made orthodontic appliance designed to “retain” or hold the position of your teeth.
Orthodontics aren’t just for kids, and you’re never too old to start smiling your most beautiful smile yet. So if you’re looking to straighten your teeth, whether for cosmetic or medical purposes, then you should call the office Elmwood Park Cosmetic Dentistry today. Our team will be more than happy to discuss the varied options for your Elwood Park braces, and help you decide if orthodontic treatment is the right choice for you.