If you are an adult who is unhappy with the alignment of your teeth, you have orthodontic options. At Smile Solutions Orthodontics, Dr. Chung, Dr. Epshteyn, and our team provide unmatched orthodontic services to patients of all ages in Edison, Millburn, and Union, NJ.
The mission of our experienced team is to ensure that every patient receives personalized treatment that improves the overall health and attractiveness of their smiles. We specialize in many treatment options, including affordable braces for adults.
How Do Braces Work?
Traditional metal braces consist of wires and brackets that Dr. Chung or Dr. Epshteyn bonds to your teeth. The system gradually shifts teeth into better positions by putting constant pressure on them for several months. The persistent pressure forces the jaw shape to accommodate the force by moving as well.
Are Braces for Adults an Option?
No one is too old to get braces. Your teeth play a role in your appearance, bite, eating habits, and speech. By choosing to get braces from Smile Solutions Orthodontics, you are choosing to improve your smile, overall health, and general well-being.
Traditional metal braces are highly effective for correcting orthodontic issues. The technology has been around for generations, so the metal bracket and wire combination are proven to make straight teeth. The effects of braces for adults are noticeable, and you will be more confident in showing your smile.
Reasons to Consider This Orthodontic Treatment
The desire to have a straighter smile and improve one’s appearance is one of the reasons adults choose to get braces. Smile Solutions Orthodontics practices a comprehensive approach to orthodontic treatment. Appearance is not the only factor our orthodontists will consider before determining if adult braces are appropriate for a patient.
You may need this specific orthodontic treatment if you have an overbite, underbite, or jaw misalignment. Excessive mouth breathing and problems chewing due to crooked, gapped, or misaligned teeth or jaws may require braces for adults.
During your free consultation with Dr. Chung or Dr. Epshteyn, they will perform a thorough orthodontic exam to understand your orthodontic condition. We will also listen to your concerns about your smile. Then our orthodontic team will use the information from the assessment to determine your eligibility for treatment.
Benefits of Braces for Adults
Traditional braces for adults are a time-tested way to treat many orthodontic issues because they consistently produce stunning results. The wire and brackets are stainless steel, so they can hold up to daily wear and tear. However, modern advancements are making metal braces sleeker and more discreet.
If you are self-conscious about the idea of having metal braces, you could choose another type that has no metal brackets but retains its efficiency in shifting teeth. Smiles Solutions Orthodontics offers multiple treatment types based on the needs of individual patients.
Braces also improve your oral health. By shifting your teeth into straighter positions, you can easily brush and floss your teeth and gums. With improved oral hygiene, you will have less risk of developing gum disease or tooth decay.
Jaw misalignment can cause difficulties and pain when biting and chewing. Braces will straighten your jaw as well as your teeth, reducing jaw discomfort.
Treatment Options for Adult Braces
- Metal Brackets: Traditional metal braces are the most common orthodontic treatment. Each tooth receives a bracket, and then a wire connects all the brackets. Dr. Chung or Dr. Epshteyn will periodically tighten the wire to adjust your teeth position gradually.
- Ceramic Brackets: These devices work like traditional braces, but they are ceramic, not metal. They are more discreet than metal braces.
- Damon® Braces: Damon braces use a slide mechanism to hold the archwire, reducing the amount of pressure exerted on your teeth. This allows your teeth to move more freely, quickly, and comfortably.
Our orthodontists carefully evaluate the needs of every patient before developing their ideal orthodontic treatment. Treatment time for adult braces will vary, depending on the extent of the adjustments. Some patients will need to wear the wires and brackets longer than others to solve their problems.
At Smile Solutions Orthodontics, we do not believe in cutting corners for the sake of saving time. Our goal is to use braces for adults to treat orthodontic issues and help our patients achieve a stunning, healthy smile. In most cases, patients resolve their orthodontic issues by wearing braces for one to two years, but our team can provide you with a more precise timeline during your consultation.