Adult Orthodontics

When it comes to enhancing your smile, or improving oral health and function, don’t let Age be a barrier. More and more adults are discovering the benefits of orthodontic treatment later in life.

Niky Dental Care offers you the very best experience in adult orthodontics. We are constantly assessing the latest trends and technology to ensure our patients have the most effective and convenient choices.

Orthodontic treatment is no longer just for teens. In fact, the American Association of Orthodontists cites that one in five orthodontic patients is over the age of 21. Many adults are choosing to receive treatment because they understand the importance of maintaining their health, and they want to feel better about their appearance. Adults everywhere are taking advantage of the opportunity to receive orthodontic care, and now You Can Too.

Reasons for Adult Orthodontics

  1. A bad bite or malocclusion, causing teeth to fit together incorrectly
  2. Teeth are crowded or spaced apart, possibly causing tooth decay or gum disease
  3. Abnormal jaw pain, or pressure that is caused by crooked teeth
  4. Desire for a healthier mouth and a more Confident Smile

Treatment options for adults

For many adults, the thought of having metal braces is enough to discourage them from receiving treatment. However, today's orthodontic treatment options offer a variety of braces and appliances that are comfortable, aesthetic, and customized to meet your needs.

  1. Clear braces
  2. Ceramic braces
  3. Self-ligating braces
  4. Lingual (behind the tooth) braces
  5. Invisible braces

The difference between adult orthodontics and orthodontics for children and teens:

The main difference to remember when treating adults or children and teens, is that in younger patients the jawbones are still developing. For adults, these bones have stopped growing, which may mean the possibility of Orthognathic surgery to align the jawbones. Other differences include:

  1. Gum or bone loss (periodontal disease) - Adults are more likely than children to experience gum recession or even bone loss due to gingivitis or advanced periodontal disease. Patients with straighter teeth are less likely to get gum disease.
  2. Worn or missing teeth - Over time teeth can become worn down and shift into different positions that can only be corrected with orthodontic care. Missing teeth can cause other teeth to shift and tilt, creating a bad bite and increasing the possibility of gum disease.
  3. Incomplete orthodontic treatment as a teen - Many adults received some orthodontic treatment as a child or teen, but never completed their treatment. As an adult, they choose to complete their orthodontic treatment to achieve the healthy, beautiful smile they always wanted.

Our practice also recognizes that adults and children have different needs, and require a different level of attention and care. We will work with you to ensure that you receive the most appropriate treatment, and that your needs are met with understanding and respect from us.

Why should you consider orthodontic treatment?

  1. Straight teeth are healthy teeth - Teeth that are properly aligned are easier to keep clean with flossing and brushing, and may help prevent other health problems.
  2. A beautiful, straight smile builds Confidence - Orthodontic treatment can help boost your self-confidence, giving you a better quality oflife and the freedom to smile without holding back.
  3. Mouths left untreated can get worse - Not receiving orthodontic treatment when it's needed can create long-term health issues costing you more in the end.

Types Of Braces

Here are the types of Braces

Type 01
Invisible Braces

Invisalign uses a series of invisible, removable, and comfortable aligners to straighten your teeth.

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Type 02
Ceramic Braces

Ceramic braces are made of clear materials and are therefore less visible on your teeth than metal braces.

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Type 03
Gold Braces

Gold braces can provide a cosmetically pleasing alternativeto metal braces.

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Type 04
Lingual Braces

There are special braces that do their work behind the teeth called lingual braces.

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Type 05
Metal Braces

They are the most common type of braces popular among kids and teenagers.

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Type 06
Self Ligating Braces

The ties used with traditional braces do an effective job of holding the wire in place.

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