Braces for Adults
Orthodontic braces were historically associated with teenagers. However, adults can benefit from orthodontic treatment of a bad bite, or malocclusion, as well. Increasingly, whether for cosmetic or oral health reasons, adults are now choosing braces to correct the alignment of their smile. To serve these needs, Comprehensive Dental Group provides braces for adult patients in Larchmont and the surrounding communities in Westchester County.
Braces for Adults in Larchmont, New York
How Do Adults Benefit from Orthodontic Braces?
Crooked or misaligned teeth are often deemed unsightly, which may affect a patient’s self-confidence. Apart from their cosmetic impact, improperly aligned teeth also cause difficulties in biting, chewing, and speaking. In addition, teeth misalignment can interfere with proper oral hygiene,creating hard-to-clean spaces where tooth decay and gum disease are more likely to occur.
For these reasons and more, Comprehensive Dental Group believes straighter teeth tend to be healthier than misaligned teeth. By receiving braces from our Larchmont dental practice, you benefit not only from the improved aesthetics of your smile, but a reduced risk of developing decay and gingivitis, and prevention of oral injuries or digestive disorders.
Receiving Your Braces
In order to determine which style of braces will best suit your orthodontic needs, the first step our Larchmont dentist takes is evaluating the type and severity of malocclusion present. Common types of malocclusion include: underbite, wherein the lower jaw protrudes over the upper teeth; overbite, in which the upper teeth protrude over the lower teeth; overcrowding, in which the jaw simply does not have enough room to support all of the teeth in the smile.
Between determining your malocclusion and placing the braces, we will recommend treating any existing dental conditions like gum disease. Otherwise, wearing braces may exacerbate these conditions. Once these oral health issues are dealt with, our doctor will add your braces to your smile.
Braces have a wide range of options and offer varying degrees of utility. At Comprehensive Dental Group, the types of braces we have available include traditional braces, lingual braces, and clear aligners like Invisalign®. Each treatment can be defined by its unique properties, some of which include:
· Traditional braces are a reliable, versatile treatment. This option utilizes a network of brackets and wires, securely fixed to the front of teeth, to gently correct dental alignment. While usually made of metal, tooth-colored ceramic brackets are also available for increased cosmetic appeal.
· Lingual braces provide similar strength to traditional braces while offering the additional benefit of reduced noticeability.
· Clear aligners are transparent plastic trays that can effectively manage minor alignment issues while offering patients the convenience and comfort of a removable option.
Contact Us Today
Comprehensive Dental Group provides braces for adults in Larchmont and the surrounding communities of Westchester County. If you would like to schedule an appointment or have any questions, please contact us at our Larchmont dental practice today!