Adult Treatment

Orthodontic_Adult1Orthodontic Treatment for Adults

Orthodontic treatment is no longer just for teens. In fact, 35% of our patients are adults. Many adults are choosing to receive treatment because they understand the importance of maintaining their health, and they want to feel better about their appearance. Adults everywhere are taking advantage of the opportunity to receive orthodontic care, and now you can too.

At Bar-Zion Orthodontics we recognize the particular challenges involved with Adult Orthodontic Treatment. The challenges range from biologic factors involving periodontal health and bone metabolism to comfort, convenience, and self-conscious factors.

Treatment of adults often involves multidisciplinary approach and Dr. Bar-Zion recognizes the importance of great communication with your general dentist as well as other specialists. This is one of the main reason he started the Southern California Dental Institute.

We also realize that adults would benefit from added privacy during your appointments, which is why we have an Adult Treatment Bay at the Newbury Park Office, specifically designed for treating adults in comfort and privacy.

Common reasons why adults are considering orthodontic treatment:

• A bad bite or malocclusion, causing teeth to fit together incorrectly
• Teeth are crowded or spaced apart, possibly leading to tooth decay or gum disease
• Abnormal jaw pain or pressure that is caused by crooked teeth
• Desire for a healthier mouth and a more confident smile

Treatment options for adults

For many adults, the thought of having metal braces is enough to discourage them from receiving treatment. However, today’s orthodontic treatment options offer a variety of braces and appliances that are comfortable, aesthetic, and customized to meet your needs. Types of braces include:

• Clear braces
• Ceramic braces
• Lingual (behind the tooth) braces
• Invisible braces
• Traditional metal braces

Orthodontic_Adult2Why should you consider orthodontic treatment?

Straight teeth are healthy teeth — Teeth that are properly aligned are easier to keep clean with flossing and brushing, and may help prevent other health problems.

A beautiful, straight smile builds confidence — Orthodontic treatment can help boost your self-confidence, giving you a better quality of life and the freedom to smile without holding back!

Mouths left untreated can get worse — not receiving orthodontic treatment when it’s needed can create long-term health issues costing you more in the end.

To learn more about the benefits of adult orthodontics, please contact our practice to schedule an appointment. We understand that you have a busy schedule, and we will work with you to make sure each office visit is as convenient as possible.