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.