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Some Facts About Adult Orthodontics

Orthodontics, the science of correcting Irregular and Malformed jaws and teeth, is always wrongly assumed that it is successful and indicated only in growing Children.

Orthodontics is also as effective and successful in fully grown Adults as well as in middle-aged people too, when the dental and jaw structures are healthy and normal.

Most adults consider seeing an orthodontist for two reasons :

(1)-Their dentist has told them that their teeth are misaligned, a problem which will eventually affect their oral health; and/or
(2)-They are unhappy with the appearance of their teeth, may be because of large gap between teeth, or may be their teeth are protruding far ahead, or they may find it difficult to clean their teeth properly.

Usually we have large number of adult cases and treatment is very effective for them also as with children except, that bone deformities can not be corrected and this age by only orthodontic mean and we may have to take help of surgical orthodontics.

Orthodontics and braces treatment is not just for kids and adolescents anymore. In fact, about 20 percent of patients who have orthodontic treatment are adults over the age of 21. With the latest techniques in orthodontics, you don’t have to worry about “metal-mouth,” “brace-face,” or other negative aspects often ascribed to traditional metal braces. Dr. Saurabh Gandhi offers a variety of techniques that can help adults straighten their teeth in a comfortable, discreet way.

What types of braces are right for me?

Adult jaw bones are more mature than an adolescent’s, and therefore an orthodontic treatment plan may take a bit longer than usual, depending on the specific treatment you undergo. However, the trade-off is that adults often have more options than an adolescent – including treatments designed to be much less visible to others. These include clear and removable teeth aligners, and more traditional braces options that put an innovative twist on the design to make them more comfortable and discreet. Take a look at the following types of braces that have become common options for adults, and follow the links for more information. Dr. Gandhi can meet with you for an individual consultation to go over your treatment options in greater detail and help you determine what may be best for your needs.

Orthognathic Surgery

Orthognathic (jaw) surgery is a corrective jaw procedure that can correct a number of problems you may be experiencing, including TMJ, difficulties speaking and chewing, wearing down of the teeth, sleep apnea, and many others. The treatment is often performed in conjunction with orthodontic procedures to improve overall function of your mouth, jaws, and joints.

Learn more about orthognathic surgery by making a complimentary consultation with Dr. Saurabh Gandhi today!

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