Adult Orthodontics In Arvada
Orthodontic treatment can help patients of all ages straighten their teeth. According to the American Association of Orthodontists, 1,690,000 adults received orthodontic treatment in 2016 alone. At West Arvada Orthodontics, we want to help all of our patients get straighter teeth and smile with confidence, no matter their age. That is why we are proud to offer adult orthodontics. Depending on your unique needs and concerns, we may recommend traditional braces, ceramic braces, Invisalign®, ClearCorrect and accelerated orthodontic treatment.
Orthodontics can treat a variety of tooth and jaw alignment issues. Common orthodontic issues include:
- Crooked teeth
- Protruding teeth
- Open bite
- Misplaced midline
- Crowded teeth
- Gaps between teeth
If you suffer any of these conditions, you may be a good candidate for orthodontic treatment. Our practice offers comprehensive orthodontic treatment options, including:
Traditional braces use metal brackets and wires to guide your teeth into a straighter alignment. The brackets are cemented to your teeth to anchor the wires, which are adjusted over time to gently shift your teeth into the desired position.
Invisalign® invisible aligner treatment uses a series of clear plastic trays to shift your teeth. The trays are made from impressions of your teeth and are designed to discreetly move your teeth without the need for metal braces. You will wear each set of aligner trays for about two weeks, 22 hours per day. The trays are removable and can be taken out at night and during meals, which makes them more comfortable and easier to clean than braces.
Ceramic braces use clear or tooth-colored brackets and wires to shift your teeth. They function the same way as metal braces but are a less noticeable alternative.
Do you want high-quality results in less time? Many adult patients do. Cutting-edge technology allows us to comfortably and safely speed up treatment times to help our patients achieve the outcomes they desire. Ask Dr. Friedman about accelerated orthodontic treatment options to find out if you’re a good candidate. We proudly offer Propel Orthodontics technology to our patients for the safest and highest quality results.
Can Adults Get Braces?
Yes, adults can get braces. The process of straightening teeth is similar for both children and adults, but adult patients have specific needs and concerns due to their age. The density of adult jawbone, previous dental work and personal habits such as smoking or teeth grinding can affect treatment.
How Long Do Adults Have To Wear Braces?
Treatment time varies depending on each patient’s unique needs. On average, adults wear braces for 18 months to three years. Adult patients typically wear clear aligners for about two years. If you are interested in getting results in less time, be sure to ask our orthodontist about accelerated orthodontic treatment options.
For adult orthodontics in Arvada, call our office at (720) 800-9331 today. Our team is dedicated to providing the comfort, care and convenience you deserve.
Find Your Orthodontist In Arvada
West Arvada Orthodontics is conveniently located at the intersection of Candelas Parkway and Highway 72.