Adult Orthodontics

Adult Orthodontics offered in Chardon, Cuyahoga Falls, Cleveland and Middleburg, OH

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Adult orthodontics provides easy and effective treatments for tooth and jaw misalignments. At Mandana Mozayeni Orthodontics, experienced orthodontist Mandana Mozayeni DDS, MSD, offers several types of adult orthodontics, including clear braces, clear aligners, and traditional metal braces. Call the nearest office in Chardon, Cuyahoga Falls, Cleveland, or Middleburg, Ohio, today to make an appointment or book your visit online.

Adult Orthodontics Q & A

What’s the difference between adult orthodontics and child and teen orthodontics?

The difference between adult orthodontics and child and teen orthodontics is that adult jaws are no longer growing. This means treating alignment issues in adults typically takes longer than younger patients. Although the results are similar, the treatment process typically takes longer.

What types of alignment issues does adult orthodontics treat?

Dr. Mozayeni uses adult orthodontics to treat a variety of alignment issues, including:

  • Overcrowding
  • Gaps between the teeth
  • A misaligned jaw
  • Unmatched dental midlines
  • Crossbite
  • Overbite
  • Underbite

Sometimes, Dr. Mozayeni prescribes adult orthodontics to treat issues related to chewing and speech. 

What does adult orthodontic treatment involve?

Dr. Mozayeni reviews your dental records and asks about your symptoms and goals. Then, she completes an oral exam, assessing the position and alignment of your teeth and jaw. Dr. Mozayeni also takes a series of oral X-rays to look at your tooth roots, jaw, and alveolar (the bone that supports your upper teeth).

Depending on your treatment goals and needs, she could suggest the following:

Metal braces

Metal braces are orthodontic appliances bonded to the front of your teeth. They have brackets, archwires, and rubber bands that place pressure on your teeth and jaw.

Clear braces

Clear braces are similar to metal braces. The difference is that the brackets and archwires are made of tooth-colored material instead of metal. This makes them blend in with your teeth, so treatment is more discreet.

Clear aligners. 

Clear aligners are removable plastic aligners that look similar to a mouthguard. They fit snugly over your upper or lower teeth, and you wear them for 20-22 hours daily. Like braces, clear aligners place pressure on your teeth and jaw, improving their alignment and position.

The treatment that will benefit you depends on the type and severity of your alignment issues.

How long does adult orthodontic treatment take?

Adult orthodontics takes approximately 22 months on average*. During treatment, you visit Dr. Mozayeni every 6-8 weeks for regularly scheduled visits. For optimal results, follow Dr. Mozayeni’s instructions, continue brushing and flossing, and attend your orthodontic checkups.

Call the nearest Mandana Mozayeni Orthodontics office today to schedule adult orthodontics, or book your appointment online.

*Individual results may vary.