Shine bright in the new year!

It’s never too late to make corrections that may save you a hassle in the future while also getting to enjoy the cosmetic perks of straight teeth. Adult braces are becoming increasingly common, as there are many different types of aligners and braces that produce amazing results!


Currently, the American Association of Orthodontists estimates that one-in-three orthodontic patients are over the age of 18. This surge in popularity is attributed to the availability of different solutions, such as aligners, tooth-colored braces, smaller traditional metal braces, and braces that fit behind teeth. It’s not surprising that people are eager to increase their confidence with an illuminating smile, with so many options to choose from. Some of these options even fit seamlessly into their existing lifestyles.


Alignment issues are not only unsightly, but they can also potentially progress into tooth decay, gum disease, or other significant oral problems down the line. Braces and aligners also function to correct improper positioning of your jaw, which has aesthetic benefits and can also reduce discomfort.


There are many benefits of a flawless smile, but some methods of achieving straight teeth may offer more benefits than others. Invisalign is commonly preferred to braces for adults because they can be removed at any time. Invisalign aligners also have the advantage of being inconspicuous, unlike metal braces that are aesthetically unpleasant and at times, just awkward. Invisalign is custom-fitted to the patient’s teeth and gum line to ensure that the aligners appear virtually unnoticeable.


The consultation process for Invisalign is incredibly simple and painless. At Westwood Dental Esthetics, Dr. Kiai and his team will use an intraoral scanner to create a digital rendering of your mouth to design your treatment plan. This process is a great alternative to getting traditional dental molds, a process which is often time consuming and unpleasant. Metal braces also often get in the way of everyday tasks, such as flossing, brushing and eating. Invisalign can be removed at any time, making this solution a much more practical option for busy adults.


One additional perk includes that aligners are usually worn for a shorter duration than traditional metal braces. If Aligners are not right for you, the team at Westwood Dental Esthetics can provide recommendations for the appropriate treatment and offer referrals if necessary.


Your oral health is important and changes that you make today to improve your oral health might save you time and money down the line. Book a consultation with the team at Westwood Dental Esthetics today, so you can look forward to enjoying a healthy and beautiful smile.


Kaivan Kiai DDS

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