Contrary to popular belief, adults can also benefit from orthodontic treatment. There is no reason to let age stand between you and the smile you’ve always dreamed of. In fact, it is not usual for our teeth to move around as we age or as we lose or wear them out, which can be all the more reason to seek orthodontic treatment. In addition, patients treated for orthodontic issues as children who did not wear their retainers as prescribed may require additional orthodontic treatment as adults. 

    Orthodontic Treatments

    A few of the most typical scenarios where orthodontic treatment may be considered for adults include:

    • Teeth that are crooked, crowded, or misplaced
    • Deep bites 
    • Overbites or underbites
    • Jaw or facial asymmetry
    • Excessive space between teeth
    • Alignment of teeth prior to the placement of crowns, dentures, veneers, or implants

    Orthodontic Procedures Appropriate for Adults

    For some individuals, the thought of traditional metal braces isn't appealing. With advancements in technology, however, orthodontics now offers a broader array of choices that can be adapted to your needs. Our experienced orthodontist will identify the best treatment option for your particular situation.

    Clear Aligners or Invisalign

    Clear aligners like Invisalign are among the most sought-after choices for adults who want to get orthodontic treatment. They are an effective, easy, and comfortable method of treatment.

    Clear aligners are often referred to as invisible braces due to their subtleness. They are removable appliances and you typically need to wear clear aligners for 20 to 22 hours per day.


    Advancements in orthodontics have resulted in adult braces that are significantly smaller and less uncomfortable than they used to be in the past. The latest tooth-colored ceramic braces are much more subtle.

    Newer technologies like clear braces offer patients more choices regarding the kind of treatment they receive and offer effective ways to get dramatic results in less time.

    Lingual Braces

    Lingual braces are the only invisible choice for orthodontic treatment as they are hidden behind your teeth, so nobody will be able to see them. They function as conventional braces but are fixed on the rear of your teeth instead of the front. They are an extremely efficient choice and best suited for those in search of an option for a discreet treatment to get the perfect smile.

    For a no-charge consultation with Dr. Kim, please reach out to our dental practice in Flanders, NJ. You can contact our dentist in Flanders, NJ, at (973) 370-8917 or schedule your consultation online.


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