More and more adults are discovering that straightening their teeth is something that can be achieved discreetly and effectively, and that treatment can be performed at any age. Our experienced orthodontist, Dr. Mita Parikh, offers an array of treatment options geared toward patients over 21 – treatments that utilize the latest technology and help patients avoid the negative aspects traditionally ascribed to metal braces.
An adult’s jawbones are more mature than an adolescent’s, so it may take a bit longer for the most effective results. However, with PROPEL® Orthodontics, our patients can expedite treatment significantly (often reducing treatment time by 30-60%). Dr. Parikh can add PROPEL® to any orthodontic treatment offered at our practice.
Our practice offers a number of treatments that are designed to be inconspicuous while straightening the teeth or fixing bite issues. Lingual braces are orthodontic brackets that are affixed to the back of your teeth, rather than the front. These braces serve the same purpose as traditional braces, only others cannot see them while they work to straighten your teeth. Plus, our practice offers Invisalign® clear teeth aligners – completely metal-free and removable appliances that work to progressively move your teeth into a more desirable position without anyone having to know you are undergoing treatment. Dr. Parikh works with each patient to find an orthodontic treatment that can fit into their lifestyle while effectively treating their orthodontic issues. Along with PROPEL®, our patients can treat their bite and/or misalignment issues at an accelerated rate, regardless of which treatment option is selected.
For qualified candidates, Invisalign® can offer convenient and discreet orthodontic treatment. Using removable clear teeth aligners, Invisalign® works to correct a variety of orthodontic issues without the obvious metal brackets and wires of traditional braces. Invisalign® can be worn throughout the day without being noticeable to others, and is removable for easier brushing, flossing, eating, and drinking.
Although lingual braces utilize the same appliances as traditional braces, the application of wires and brackets differs by placing them along the back of the teeth. Lingual braces can be an extremely effective treatment option for qualified candidates, and offer the distinct benefit of allowing patients to correct bite and/or misalignment issues while their wires and brackets remain hidden from view.
While more discreet options such as Invisalign® and lingual braces are often preferred by many adults, traditional braces are still sometimes the best option in certain cases. Dr. Parikh uses the most advanced materials available, including ceramic braces, which can often still provide a more subtle appearance during treatment.
To minimize treatment time as much as possible, Dr. Parikh offers PROPEL®, which can be used in combination with any orthodontic treatment option. PROPEL® is designed to accelerate treatment time by stimulating the bone structures surrounding the teeth. Gentle pressure is applied via micro-perforations, allowing for increased movement of the teeth. Most patients are able to complete orthodontic treatment in approximately 30-60% less time when PROPEL® is added.
To learn more about the different orthodontic treatments available for adults at our practice, or to schedule a personalized consultation with Dr. Mita Parikh, please contact our office today.