Orthodontics for Adults
A Healthy, Beautiful Smile Has No Age Limit
Nalchajian Orthodontics welcomes and treats patients of all ages. In fact, more adults are seeking orthodontic treatment than ever before. The American Association of Orthodontists reports that 1 in 4 orthodontic patients is an adult, so if you are wanting to improve your smile at any point during adulthood, you are not alone!
Dr. Greg Nalchajian and Dr. Nicole Nalchajian offer many orthodontic treatments for adults at our offices in Fresno, CA, and Clovis, CA. Whether you have never received any orthodontic treatment or are seeking additional correction to prior treatment, we will create a custom treatment plan that fits your needs and budget. Contact Nalchajian Orthodontics today to schedule your consultation.
Why Orthodontic Treatment Matters for Adults
Adult orthodontic treatment benefits your health and confidence. By improving the bite and alignment of your teeth, we can decrease the risk of future dental problems and ensure your teeth function properly. Orthodontics improves your smile’s appearance by straightening your teeth, and many adults seek treatment for cosmetic purposes.
The way orthodontic treatment works is the same for all ages—teeth move because force is placed on them over time. The difference between children and adults receiving orthodontic care is that adults are no longer growing. Adults may have slightly longer treatment time due to bone density, but patients of all ages can benefit from orthodontics.
Adult Orthodontic Treatment Options
Everyone’s smile is unique and the right treatment for you will depend on your dental health, smile goals, and budget. At Nalchajian Orthodontics, we offer several treatments for adults, including:
- Braces consist of brackets and wires that are bonded to the front of your teeth. This is a popular treatment option among both children and adults and can correct many orthodontic issues. If you need braces but want a less visible option than metal brackets, ceramic braces may be right for you. Ceramic braces work similarly to traditional metal braces, except they are made of a tooth-colored ceramic material.
- Invisalign® clear aligners are removable, custom-fitted trays that are virtually invisible. You receive new aligners every week and over time, the trays gradually shift your teeth. Invisalign is great for those who seek straighter teeth or bite correction but wish to avoid the look and feel of braces. Because the aligners are removable, there are no food restrictions like there are with braces. Simply take out your aligners to clean them, brush your teeth, and while eating.
- Temporary Anchorage Devices (TAD) are small implants that serve as a fixed point for moving teeth quickly and comfortably. TADs are used in addition to braces. Once the desired movement is achieved, your orthodontist will remove your TAD.
A combination of orthodontic/orthognathic surgery treatment may be recommended for our adult patients whose jaw structure is severely misaligned. In these instances, we work closely with an oral surgery specialist to plan the details of your treatment and ensure optimal results.
It is important to note that, just like our younger patients, good oral hygiene habits are essential to successful treatment. Due to the prevalence of periodontal disease in adults, it is even more important that you practice consistent oral hygiene habits.
Am I Too Old for Braces?
There is no maximum age limit for braces or clear aligners. Your orthodontist will modify your treatment to fit your exact needs, but age is rarely a deciding factor when it comes to qualifying for orthodontic treatment.
What Orthodontic Issues Do Adults Have?
Adults can have the same orthodontic problems as children. All of these conditions are treatable with orthodontics for patients of any age:
- Dental crowding
- Open bite
- Crooked teeth
- Gaps between teeth
Do you see any of these conditions present in your smile? Nalchajian Orthodontics can help!
How Can I Afford Orthodontic Treatment?
We believe that everyone deserves access to an exceptional level of orthodontic care. At Nalchajian Orthodontics, we accept most major insurance plans and many different payment methods. There are financing options available to help you finance your orthodontic treatment. During the consultation, we are happy to discuss all of your options and answer any questions. Learn more about Your First Visit and payment and insurance information.
Orthodontics for Adults in Fresno and Clovis, CA
If you’re ready to transform your smile, start your orthodontic journey at Nalchajian Orthodontics today. We invite adults of all ages to contact us for a free consultation in Fresno or Clovis, CA. Dr. Greg Nalchajian and Dr. Nicole Nalchajian provide the highest level of orthodontic care and our team looks forward to improving your smile, health, and confidence.
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