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 physiologic orthodontics. Physiologic orthodontics moves your teeth to restore a healthy bite that can reduce or eliminate TMJ symptoms.
Our high-tech approach to orthodontics makes all these approaches better. Digital scanning lets you get an impression without need for physical impression trays full of uncomfortable material. Advanced planning tools make orthodontics faster and more accurate. Plus, we can print retainers in house, which means you can get them faster and cheaper.
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.
Six Month Smiles
Six Month Smiles in Columbus, OH 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.
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.
Physiologic orthodontics means moving your teeth into a position so that they harmonize with the rest of your bite system, reducing or eliminating TMJ symptoms. Contact Firouzian Dentistry to learn about physiologic orthodontics in Columbus, Oh and more.
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.
Actual ControlledArch Orthodontics Patient of Dr. Firouzian
Like traditional orthodontics in Columbus, OH, it uses brackets and archwire to move your teeth. But the ControlledArch approach benefits from centuries of research on the proper developmental pathways for the jaw and the teeth. It mimics these pathways to provide the fastest and most natural straightening of your teeth. It also reshapes the jaw to create the proper room for a healthy distribution of teeth.
ControlledArch orthodontics can often produce striking results in six months. It doesn’t just straighten teeth, it reshapes your jaw, which means that it can improve your facial appearance at the same time. It can give you a stronger, broader chin, and a better profile.
September 25th, 2019|Comments Off on Orthodontics for Adults – Which Treatment is Best For You?
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, [...]