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Adult orthodontics is a treatment plan for adults over the age of 18 to address and correct long-standing issues such as overbites, underbites, and crooked teeth. By creating a custom dental appliance, Dr. Tessler can position your teeth and jaws to gradually align over time so you can enjoy the smile you deserve for the rest of your life. Whether your teeth need serious correcting or just minor aesthetic adjustments, adult orthodontics can help you find your confidence with a strong, straight smile.
1 out of 4 patients receiving orthodontic care are over the age of 18.
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Clear aligners can gradually shift your teeth into the strong, straight smile of your dreams — without anyone noticing. If you’re looking for a metal and bracket-free approach to treatment, talk to Dr. Tessler about our clear aligner options.
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Invisalign is a clear aligner system made from a durable patented plastic material called SmartTrack. Invisalign offers a wide variety of aligners, which can treat mild to severe misalignment cases. Many adults opt for Invisalign as it is the most subtle, discreet way to align a beautiful smile over time.
Traditional metal braces are one of the most common and affordable options to correct mild to severe tooth and jaw misalignment. These braces are composed of durable, medical-grade stainless steel brackets and archwires to produce a natural, straight smile.
While similar in function to traditional metal braces, ceramic braces are made up of tooth-colored ceramic material that matches the natural shade of your smile. Many adult patients choose ceramic braces as a less-noticeable alternative to metal braces. With proper care and attention, ceramic braces guide your teeth to its coveted alignment for a healthy, straight smile and bite.
Orthodontic care can do so much more for you than just aligning your teeth. Airway orthodontics can reshape your mouth to open up your airway to its ideal state for better breathing and more restful sleep. By repositioning your jaw and to promote nasal breathing, airway friendly orthodontics can reduce the risk of obstructive sleep apnea so you can live your life to the fullest.
This adult patient underwent a transformative journey with braces and four premolar extractions, achieving a beautiful result in just under three years.
This patient's path to a happy, healthy smile consisted of two distinct phases of treatment, with a break in between. Starting with the use of an expander and braces, he successfully completed his orthodontic journey before entering high school.
Utilizing an expander and braces.
This patient's story is one of improved sleep and a radiant, full smile. Thanks to treatment with an expander and braces, not only did her breathing issues while sleeping improve, but her smile also blossomed to its fullest potential.
To begin your consultation, Dr. Tessler will conduct a thorough examination of your jaw, teeth, and gums to address any misalignment or bite problems. Our practice offers various smile alignment solutions, so Dr. Tessler can carefully select a custom treatment outline that best fits your unique needs.
X-rays, photographs, mouth measurements, and digital scans will be taken so that Dr. Tessler can properly diagnose the problem and create a tailored treatment plan just for you. After the data has been gathered and assessed, Dr. Tessler will then design a custom dental appliance for your smile.
After the dental appliance is created, Dr. Tessler will place it in your mouth and make necessary adjustments to ensure proper fitting and comfort. Dr. Tessler will then provide you with care and maintenance instructions to keep your appliance and smile in tip-top shape.
Visit Dr. Tessler every 6-12 weeks to track progress, adjust your appliance, and follow up with any questions or concerns. While every adult orthodontic journey is unique, treatment can last anywhere from eighteen months to three years.
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A multitude of factors come into play when determining the cost of your adult orthodontic treatment, and our office works hard to make orthodontic treatment fit almost any budget. The cost can depending on the severity of your misalignment, as well as appointment visits, insurance type, and more. Our team recommends scheduling a consultation with Dr. Tessler to find out how much you’ll pay for your adult orthodontic treatment.
It is never too late for you to receive the adult orthodontic care you deserve. Today, one in four orthodontic patients is an adult. Untreated misaligned teeth may lead to other problems later in life such as tooth decay, gum disease, or difficulty chewing. While many patients look to orthodontic solutions for aesthetic reasons, getting treatment is in your best interest for a lifetime of strong oral health.
Adult orthodontic treatment is extremely beneficial for patients who are looking to smile with confidence and reduce the risk of future dental problems. With the newest advances in orthodontic technology, treatment is now less noticable and more comfortable than ever. Many dental appliance options are designed to minimize their appearance so you can continue to lead your lifestyle uninterrupted. While our dental health tends to naturally decrease with age, orthodontic treatment can prevent significant gum disease, tooth loss, and tooth decay later in life.
If you’re an adult struggling with overlapping, crowded, or gapping teeth, you may be a candidate for orthodontic treatment. Jaw issues such as crossbites, overbites, and underbites are also signs that orthodontic treatment may be right for you. If you’re looking to straighten your teeth for aesthetic reasons, you are more than welcome to schedule a complimentary consultation so we can get started on crafting the smile you’ve always wanted.
Many adult orthodontic problems are inherited and gradually worsen through the teenage years into adulthood. Other problems such as gum disease, childhood thumb sucking habits, airway problems, early loss of baby or adult teeth, or even dental accidents may have significantly impacted your jaw or teeth alignment. Regardless of the cause, Dr. Tessler is dedicated to finding a tailored treatment solution so you can have the straightened smile you’ve always wanted.