braces for adults

Teeth Continue To Shift

Whether as a result of injury or natural growth, teeth can shift throughout your life. Retainers are essential in order to maintain the corrected teeth positions that you get from wearing braces or Invisalign. Some teeth shift later in life when an individual neglects to wear his or her retainer properly. Due to natural growth, however, some teeth may shift despite a consistent retention plan. Adult braces help correct teeth that have moved due to natural or unnatural causes and Braces are one of the best treatments for misaligned teeth.

Improve The Appearance Of Your Smile

Shifted teeth can negatively impact the physical appearance of your smile. Unsightly gaps, crooked teeth, and misaligned bites create smiles that negatively impact your self-confidence. Confident smiles can open doors.

Correct Teeth And Health Problems

When teeth move, they can cause problems with biting, chewing, and even sleeping. Improperly aligned teeth may cause pain or discomfort while eating food, talking, or simply throughout your day. Additionally, if you have misaligned teeth, there is a higher chance of plaque and food buildup between your teeth. In fact, when teeth are crowded or misaligned they provide a great hiding place for bacteria which can then lead to oral health issues. With teeth alignment issues, an oral hygiene routine is not enough to prevent the potential complications, such as gum disease and cavities. In addition to teeth problems, orthodontic issues can cause jaw pain and frequent headaches. Adult orthodontics can alleviate these undesirable symptoms by getting to the root of the problem.

Inconspicuous Options

Many adults are hesitant to seek braces to correct teeth issues due to the physical appearance of metal braces. Our Tarzana orthodontist offers discreet braces options including Invisalign, Ceramic braces and Accelerated Braces.

Invisalign treatment is the perfect teeth straightening system to fit in your busy lifestyle. Appointments to our office are conveniently scheduled approximately every two to three months. Invisalign consists of clear removable aligners. There are no wires to tighten, no braces attached to the teeth and less emergency visits to the office. It is much easier to eat and drink what you want, when you want and aligners can be removed for important work functions and special occasions.

Clear braces, also known as ceramic braces, are wonderful for adults looking for the stability and reliability of traditional metal braces, with a bit of advanced aesthetics. Their ability to blend in with teeth make them nearly invisible at a short distance and in pictures, and are a great way to get the straight smile you’ve always wanted.

Accelerated braces or tie-free braces allow for more efficient tooth movement and are easier to clean. Without elastic ties (this is the colorful band on traditional braces), teeth move more efficiently and with less friction. They even come in clear!

Visit Kahan Orthodontics Today

It’s never too late to start working towards the smile of your dreams. We proudly provide braces for adults, teens, and children. To learn more about Invisalign, clear braces, accelerated braces or other orthodontic treatment options, contact our helpful office staff. We can’t wait to see you smile at Kahan Orthodontics!