Adults can benefit greatly from seeing an orthodontist, but in general, childhood is the best time to see one so that you can ensure that your teeth are at their best. This will also help with your smile so that it can be at its most beautiful. Many people have either crooked teeth or crowding of the front top or bottom teeth. Orthodontic treatment can help and ensure that you will keep smiling with beautiful teeth.
- Braces: There are two types of treatment that can be used for straightening the teeth. Regular metallic braces and clear plastic aligner trays such as Invisalign can gradually shift your teeth into their proper position. When you go in for your initial appointment, the orthodontist will examine you to determine the best type of treatment for your needs.
There are choices of the standard metallic or special ones that are practically invisible. They need adjustments over time, which the doctor does in his office. Overall, most people who have this treatment for straightening their teeth will have to wear their braces for one to three years.
- Invisalign: Another option is Invisalign, which is best for teens and adults for straightening the teeth. For many, this is the preferable treatment because Invisalign can be removed, allowing the user to eat without fear of getting food particles stuck. You can also enjoy better oral hygiene, so you can remove those excess particles while brushing your teeth and flossing, which protects against the development of gum disease. Otherwise, Invisalign aligners are in your mouth around 23 hours per day. While the treatment works and your teeth shift into proper place, you will have to have appointments every few weeks or months to get fitted for new aligners.
How Long Does Treatment Last?
The amount of time you will have to receive orthodontic treatment depending on the condition of your teeth and how severe of a problem you are experiencing. Some people only need a few months and others need one to three years. No matter what the case, your results will have you smiling beautifully at the end.
If you or your child need orthodontic treatment, please contact our office for a consultation at your earliest convenience.
The Schulhof Center for Orthodontics
400 Kinderkamack Road
Oradell, NJ 07649
Smiling is a Universal Welcome 2017