Straightening Teeth as an Adult

We all value a stunning smile. Your smile makes a strong first–and lasting–impression, giving the people you meet a glimpse of your ability to laugh and present yourself with ease. If you are insecure with your crooked teeth, you may feel inhibited to smile–and that can have consequences, particularly when you are interviewing for that dream job or networking for professional or social reasons.

Straight teeth can not only boost your confidence and put you on the path to putting your best face forward, they can also improve your overall dental health. Properly aligned teeth are easier to clean and can reduce problems with oral functions such as chewing. Better oral hygiene decreases your risk of gum disease and bad breath.

Orthodontic Options

As an adult, the thought of braces can be daunting, resurrecting memories of adolescent awkwardness. Fortunately, with today’s advanced techniques, you can straighten your teeth and improve your smile in a short period of time–and you have more options than traditional metal braces.

A popular and effective alternative to metal braces is Invisalign: clear, custom-made removable aligners that fit securely around the teeth. As you wear them, they gently straighten the teeth. If you are concerned about your appearance as your smile is corrected, Invisalign might be the best option for you.

Metal braces consist of brackets and wires that are affixed to your teeth. If you have complex issues, such as an abnormal bite or severe overcrowding of your teeth, metal braces may be the most effective treatment. For our adult braces, we recommend our lingual or clear braces instead.

Lingual braces are similar to traditional metal braces, except they are placed behind the teeth by the tongue. Lingual braces are an excellent option for patients who want to straighten out their teeth without metal wires showing. Dr. Atoosa Nikaeen also recommends our clear braces created with cermaic brackets that blend in seamlessly with the natural color of your teeth. Clear braces perform the same functions as metal braces. Clear teeth straightening methods such as Invisalign and Clear braces are the top choices for orthodontic care for adults.

Your Consultation with Dr. Atoosa Nikaeen, Los Angeles, CA

LA-based Dr. Atoosa Nikaeen can identify the most efficient method to realign your teeth. The orthodontic solution that is best for you will depend on the configuration of your teeth and the structure of your jaw. As a recognized Elite Provider of Invisalign, Dr. Nikaeen has consistently achieved outstanding results for her patients. If you are in the greater Los Angeles metropolitan area, including Santa Monica and Beverly Hills, contact her office today to schedule your smile consultation.

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