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Orthodontic Treatment Options For Adults

In the last several decades, the practice of orthodontics has continued to evolve, blending revolutionary technology with outstanding materials to produce a plethora of outstanding oral appliance orthodontic tools.   Today, it can be painless and easy to fix problematic bites and achieve straight teeth and a beautiful smile.

Today, it’s common not only for children, but also for adults to seek adult orthodontic treatment.  In fact, according to the American Association of Orthodontists, at least 1.2 million adults use dental braces.  Adults need braces for a variety of reasons — some adults didn’t receive dental treatment as children while others suffer from newer conditions such as fractured teeth, crowded or crooked teeth, overbites or underbites, malocclusion, or jaw disorders.  Moreover, as adults age, their teeth can shift.

Not all adults choose to have orthodontic treatment.  But when crooked teeth, improper bites, and other dental conditions aren’t corrected in adults, they can quickly lead to painful periodontal (gum) disease, gum recession, tooth decay and tooth and bone loss.   Untreated dental problems can also lead to tooth discomfort or sensitivity, nerve and jaw pain, speech problems, and can substantially affect self-esteem and confidence.

Dental braces are one of the best tools used by orthodontists today to gently and comfortably nudge teeth into proper alignment.  Using one of the many dental brace appliances, SmilingYangs Orthodontics can correct jaw misalignment and eliminate oral muscle dysfunction and pain.

At SmilingYangs Orthodontics, we generally use metal braces, ceramic (clear) braces, and Invisalign®.  While metal braces are common for teens, adults usually prefer clear braces and Invisalign® clear aligners because they are virtually invisible.  Adults wearing braces may require a few more months of treatment than do children.  Also, adults typically need to use a retainer to maintain long-term treatment results.  For more information on types of dental braces, click here.

We understand that adults have varying comfort levels with orthodontic treatment and we will work with you to determine the best way to ensure that you feel confident and relaxed.  Furthermore, we know that a makeover of your smile can provide many benefits socially, professionally, and personally – and we’re excited to help you attain a brilliant smile that will last a lifetime.

If you think you or a family member can benefit from straighter teeth, please contact a qualified dental health professional such as SmilingYangs Orthodontics to obtain a comprehensive evaluation.   Your orthodontist will discuss your diagnosis and find the best treatment options available for you.


SmilingYangs Orthodontics

Since 1998, USC and Harvard – trained Dentist and Orthodontist James T. Yang, B.D.S., D.D.S., D.M.Sc., has provided state-of-the-art orthodontic care and service to the South Florida community.  SmilingYangs Orthodontics, opened in 1998, is dedicated to providing excellent orthodontic care, treating each patient with respect and professionalism.  Dr. Yang and his talented team at SmilingYangs Orthodontics take pride in their office atmosphere:  a friendly, comfortable environment with courteous, attentive, and punctual staff members.  Learn more about SmilingYangs Orthodontics and their excellent patient reviews at www.smilingyangs.com or call (954) 623-8446 to schedule an appointment today.



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