At SmileAlign Orthodontics, Dr. Wohl, your orthodontist Midwood, has several different options for his patients of all ages considering braces, allowing for an orthodontic treatment that best suits the individual needs of each patient. We offer a variety of treatments that are designed for different age groups – including adults. Your options may include metal braces, translucent braces, or transparent aligners that can be worn to improve mild cases of misaligned teeth.
While many people have corrective orthodontic procedures done early in their lives, it is not uncommon for adults and even seniors to undergo orthodontic treatments. In fact, currently almost 20% of all orthodontic patients are adults. At first, the idea of adult braces may seem unaesthetic or uncomfortable. However, Dr. Wohl has several different options for his patients considering braces, allowing for an orthodontic treatment that best suits the individual needs of each patient. Traditional orthodontics includes metal brackets and wires. Brackets are placed on the teeth using bonding technology, then arch wires are threaded through these brackets. The tension and tightness of these wires determines the individual movement of each tooth, and by making adjustment to the pressure at follow-up visits, our orthodontist in Midwood can control the slow movement of the teeth until the malocclusion is corrected. Among the most common complaints when dealing with orthodontic treatment is that braces are unaesthetic and unattractive. In order to address this issue, Dr. Wohl can in many cases place ceramic braces which are much less noticeable. In addition, in some cases, Dr. Wohl may place the braces on the lingual (inner side) of the teeth so that they are nearly invisible. We are also able to straighten your teeth by using a series of clear, customized, removable appliances called aligners. They are virtually undetectable, so hardly anyone will realize you’re wearing them. Invisalign aligners are designed to move your teeth in small steps to the desired final position prescribed by your doctor.
Orthodontics aren’t just for kids, and you’re never too old to start smiling your most beautiful smile yet. So if you’re looking to straighten your teeth, whether for cosmetic or medical purposes, then you should call SmileAlign Orthodontics today. Our office will be more than happy to discuss the varied options for your braces, and help you decide if orthodontist in Midwood is the right choice for you.