Orthodontics in Columbus, OH
Although Dr. Firouzian is a general dentist, he has completed numerous programs in orthodontics and thus he is able to provide orthodontic treatment for adults and children.
Adults appreciate cosmetic smile improvement with traditional braces or retainers at any age, and many opt for Invisalign, the invisible braces. In some cases, minor cosmetic issues may even be corrected with porcelain veneers or dental bonding.
For children and adolescents, we utilize the Healthy Start system to correct thumb habits, deep bites, cross bites and crowded teeth. With children, we have a two-phase approach. In phase one, we recommend orthopedic appliances for children ages 5-12 that can be used for habits such as tongue thrusting and thumb sucking, underdeveloped or narrow jaws, mouth breathing, or cross bite. In phase two, we recommend braces for adolescents ages 12-14 to straighten teeth.
We are also the only dentist in Columbus, OH offering neuromuscular orthodontics. Neuromuscular orthodontics moves your teeth to restore a healthy bite that can reduce or eliminate TMJ symptoms.
There are many different approaches available for straightening teeth. The best way to find out which orthodontics treatment is right for you is to talk to a Columbus cosmetic dentist. Please call (614) 848-5001 or email the Columbus Center for Family & Cosmetic Dentistry today for an appointment.
Invisalign ® is the invisible way to straighten your teeth without braces. Dr. Firouzian uses a series of clear removable aligners to straighten your teeth without metal wires or brackets. This means you can eat all your favorite foods and don’t have to worry about cleaning the wires and brackets. Proven effective in clinical research and in orthodontic practices nationwide, Invisalign® is a popular choice among adult orthodontics patients. Total treatment time averages 9 to 15 months. Dr. Firouzian is a certified Invisalign® dentist in Columbus, Ohio. Many patients are seeking treatment for the popular invisible orthodontics. Learn more.
Six Month Smiles
Six Month Smiles ® provides the cosmetic benefits of braces in less time and less noticeably. Six Month Smiles uses tooth-colored brackets and wires on the front, visible teeth. The average treatment length with this orthodontic system is six months. Working like metal braces, Six Month Smiles takes less time because the back teeth are not straightened, only the teeth people can see. Six Month Smiles has enabled many adults to achieve the straight, pleasant smile they have always wanted, without having to use metal braces. Learn more
Neuromuscular dentistry looks at your mouth as an integrated system. It’s not just teeth, bones, muscles, and nerves with separate functions, but a unified whole that works together to accomplish the many important tasks your bite performs. When one element isn’t harmoniously integrated, other systems suffer.
For many people with TMJ, teeth are the problem. Teeth that don’t fit together properly—what we call malocclusion—don’t let your jaw achieve a comfortable position. As your muscles strive to put your jaw where they think it should be, they may create a position where your teeth fit together, but your jaw is dislocated—or where your jaw is in place, but your bite isn’t functional.
Neuromuscular orthodontics means moving your teeth into a position so that they harmonize with the rest of your bite system, reducing or eliminating TMJ symptoms.
Do all of these terms and options have your head spinning? Visit our orthodontics glossary to learn more about commonly used words in orthodontics. Call us today at (614) 848-5001 to schedule an appointment with our Columbus, Ohio dentist. You can also email us.