Long Beach, CA – Did you know that one in five orthodontic patients today is an adult? At HD Orthodontics, we treat many patients who have waited their whole lives for a new smile. The confidence we see them gain after their orthodontic treatment is amazing. If you’ve spent your life hiding your smile, consider making 2018 the year you learn more about how orthodontic treatment can help you.
Adult patients turn to orthodontic treatment for many reasons. Some may have missed out on getting treatment as children, and now have the desire or income to begin treatment. Others may have had treatment, but didn’t wear their retainers as they should and have noticed their teeth have shifted. And others have realized that the natural aging process shifts the teeth a bit and want to correct their smiles.
No matter the reason for seeking treatment, the benefits are the same. You’ll increase your self-esteem, improve your oral and overall health, and enter the new year more confident than ever.
And the good news is, we have an orthodontic treatment option for everyone. If you are worried you’ll be a metal mouth while in treatment, don’t worry – we have discrete and cosmetically appealing options for everyone.
If you do opt for traditional metal braces, you’ll be happy to know they are sleeker and more efficient than ever. The brackets are smaller, and the wires are heat activated, so they can utilize your own body temperature to speed up tooth movement.
If you want the reliability of metal braces, but in a more cosmetically appealing form, we offer clear options too. The clear brackets are made of porcelain instead of metal, and work the same way as metal brackets.
Lingual braces offer the reliability of metal braces, but will offer a higher level of discretion. Lingual braces fit along the tongue side of your teeth, so they’ll be virtually invisible to others. These are a great option for adults that are concerned about esthetics, but do not want the added responsibility of wearing clear aligners.
Invisalign clear aligners are gaining in popularity, and for good reason. The aligners are made of smooth, clear plastic, making them almost invisible to others and making it a more comfortable experience for you. They are also removable, so you don’t have to make adjustments to your diet or oral care routine.
And the good news is, orthodontic treatment continues to be one of the best investments around, one that lasts a lifetime! Comparing prices of braces today to those of the past show only a slight rise in the cost. While the cost of treatment does vary depending on the treatment you choose, as well as where in the country you live, orthodontists work hard to make treatment as affordable as possible for everyone. Most dental insurances will cover at least a portion of the cost, and many offices offer payment plans, as well as low and no interest financing plans.
No matter the reason for seeking out orthodontic treatment, we have plenty of options waiting for you. I work hard to create individualized treatment plans for every patient I treat, taking into account their smile goals and desires throughout the treatment process. I love seeing the increased confidence of all of my patients as they begin life with their new smiles. Call my office today at 562-283-6590 to experience the power that a beautiful smile can have!