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The Difference that Adult Braces Can Make in Beverly Hills

FML-AP6Y6P.jpgThe need to straighten crooked teeth isn’t confined to young children, although traditional orthodontic treatment is typically associated with younger generations. In fact, crooked teeth can have a profound impact on your confidence as an adult, whether from the diminished appeal of a crooked smile or the possible embarrassment of wearing metal braces for a couple of years. The impact can be even more severe if your career depends on the appearance of confidence. Your Beverly Hills orthodontist understands this apprehension, and since ignoring crooked teeth should never be an option, Dr. Alpan innovative braces to suit your adult sensibilities, such as Invisalign clear braces that don’t utilize brackets and wires at all.

Invisalign Clear Braces—for the Image-Conscious Professional

There are a number of discrete orthodontic options designed to maintain discretion throughout your treatment, such as tooth-colored brackets and wires or lingual braces that are fitted behind your teeth. As one of the more popular choices, Invisalign clear braces chooses to ignore traditional brackets and wires, instead using a series of custom-designed, clear acrylic aligners. Clear braces are designed to gently move your teeth as you progress through the aligners, which are removable and can be changed without professional recalibrations (like tightening arch wires). While Invisalign is virtually undetectable throughout your day, you can also remove them temporarily for important business meetings, lunches, and social functions.

Are Adult Braces for Anyone?

For children, braces usually serve to address the early symptoms of malocclusion to prevent the condition from growing worse, making future treatments easier (if necessary at all). Invisalign clear braces are best suited for patients who’ve undergone orthodontic treatment before, or whose malocclusion isn’t severe. In some cases, however, your misaligned bite may be severe, or may result from an uneven jawbone that requires a more invasive procedure to correct.

Learn More About Adult Braces from Your Beverly Hills Orthodontist

To find out if adult braces are right for you, schedule an appointment by calling (310) 888-0066 today for a free initial consultation. Located in the 90211 area, we proudly serve patients across Beverly Hills and all surrounding communities.  For your convenience, we also have orthodontic offices in Los Angeles and Los Vegas.