Whether you had braces as a teenager and you stopped wearing your retainer over the years and your teeth shifted back, or you never had orthodontics in your teens but you want a straighter smile, Dr. Firouzian can help. At Firouzian Dentistry, we offer four different orthodontic treatments for adults to choose from. Learn more about our treatments below and then schedule a consultation with our cosmetic dentist in Columbus, OH.
Your first option for orthodontics is traditional metal braces. This treatment is usually avoided by adults because they don’t like the appearance of them. We completely understand. Aside from the unsightly brackets and wires, traditional braces are the least comfortable option because of the sharp brackets and wires. However, they are the only option that can treat more complicated cases. If you have a moderate to severe orthodontic need, Dr. Firouzian might suggest traditional orthodontics as your best bet.
Six Month Smiles
If your smile only faces mild problems, Six Month Smiles might be your best choice. Six Month Smiles focuses on only the teeth that are visible when you smile. As a result, it’s likely you achieve your perfect smile in just six months! Six Month Smiles uses tooth-colored brackets and wires so your treatment is hardly noticeable. Adults can achieve the perfect smile they have always wanted in half the time as regular braces.
If you want to straighten your smile in the most discreet and convenient way, choose Invisalign. Invisalign uses clear aligners to straighten your teeth. Most people won’t even notice the aligners in your mouth unless you tell them about it. Invisalign is also super convenient because you can remove the aligners every time you eat, drink, or brush your teeth. This means you don’t have to give up your favorite foods or fuss with floss threaders to clean your mouth. In as little as six months to two years, Invisalign can straighten your smile just as well as traditional braces but without the sharp and pointy brackets. Invisalign technology has improved and can treat more cases than ever–and it’s faster than ever, with many cases taking half as long as in the past.
Physiologic dentistry looks at your mouth and how your bones, nerves, muscles, and teeth all work together. For many people who suffer from TMJ, they have a malocclusion–their teeth don’t bite together correctly. By using physiologic orthodontics, Dr. Firouzian moves your teeth into position so they harmonize with your bite system. This type of orthodontic treatment is perfect for adults who suffer from TMJ or bite problems.
A different alternative to traditional braces, Invisalign and Six Month Smiles is ControlledArch orthodontics. This treatment not only straightens your teeth fast but also improves the appearance of your face by reshaping your profile. ControlledArch orthodontics can also benefit TMJ and sleep apnea because it addresses the relationship between the jaw and teeth. Reshaping the jaw makes it easier and faster to move teeth to their desired position. This combined approach can actually achieve goals faster than traditional braces.
If you’re an adult considering adult orthodontics, schedule a consultation with Dr. Firouzian to determine which of our four treatments is the right option for you are. Schedule an appointment at our Columbus dental office by calling (614) 848-5001.