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Convenient Orthodontic Treatment for Adults in Prince Frederick, MD

At Dr. Krishnan Orthodontics, we have one, simple mission: help our patients achieve a gorgeous smile through quick, convenient orthodontic treatment and make it last a lifetime. As a premier orthodontic practice serving the Calvert and greater St. Mary's County areas, we're proud to offer expert orthodontics to patients of all ages. We offer a wide variety of treatment options including metal braces and Invisalign, and while you may think of orthodontics as something that's just for kids, a surprising number of our patients are adults – and for good reason!


Adult Orthodontic Treatment Options

More and more adults are discovering just how powerful orthodontic treatment can be by choosing to get beautiful new smiles with Dr. Krishnan Orthodontics. We strive to make treatment as convenient as possible, and we're proud to offer a number of convenient treatment options for patients of all ages:


  • 3M Unitek Mini-Twin Braces: These braces expand upon the incredibly effective treatment of traditional metal braces. Made with a smaller metal bracket, these powerful braces are both more comfortable and more visually appealing than traditional braces. They offer one of the most versatile forms of treatment for virtually any patient.


  • Clarity Clear Braces: Instead of metal, Clarity brackets are made from a see-through composite material, offering both the sturdiness of traditional braces with a discreet, attractive appearance. Clarity braces are highly effective and convenient.


  • SmartClip Self-Ligating Braces: These braces use advanced orthodontic technology to slide back and forth along the wire during treatment, reducing friction between the bracket and archwire. This makes treatment more comfortable, faster, and more convenient for our adult orthodontic patients.
     

  • Invisalign: Instead of brackets and wires, Invisalign uses a set of clear, removable plastic aligners that fit directly onto the teeth. These aligners are virtually invisible when worn and can be popped out to eat, drink, brush, and floss. You don't have to change your diet, oral hygiene is a breeze, and virtually no one will know you're straightening your teeth – making Invisalign one of the most convenient and discreet treatment options on the market today.


How Can Orthodontics Improve My Smile?

Orthodontic treatment can fix almost any problem in the smile, helping you achieve a healthier, more beautiful smile for a lifetime. You may be interested in orthodontic treatment if you have any of the following issues:


  • Visibly crooked teeth or alignment problems

  • Issues in your bite like overbite, underbite, crossbite, or teeth that don't quite fit together

  • Missing teeth or wide gaps between the teeth

  • Overly crowded teeth

  • Asymmetry in your teeth or jaws


Benefits of Adult Orthodontics

Orthodontic treatment offers a wide variety of benefits at any stage of life, and it'll impact virtually every aspect of your life for years to come. A few of the benefits of adult orthodontics include:


  • Alignment Problems: Orthodontic treatment straightens teeth, helping to fix misaligned or crooked teeth, wide gaps between teeth, or crowding.

  • Oral Hygiene: Misaligned teeth aren't just visually unappealing – they're actually dangerous. Straighter teeth are much easier to keep clean, helping to preserve the health of your smile over a lifetime.

  • Pain Relief: Crooked teeth can also cause pain or pressure in the jaw, which orthodontics can alleviate.

  • Confidence & Self-Esteem: A new smile doesn't just offer functional benefits. With a beautiful, healthy smile, you'll have more confidence and self-esteem than ever before!


What to Expect During Adult Orthodontics

While adult orthodontic treatment is easier and more convenient than ever, there are a number of things to keep in mind. First, it's normal for patients to experience some discomfort or soreness during the treatment process, especially when you first get braces or after an orthodontic appointment. This is generally very mild and can be treated with over-the-counter painkillers like Tylenol.

Furthermore, adult orthodontics differs slightly from adolescent orthodontics or early treatment in two ways. First, the jaw has fully solidified, so we can't change the structure of the jaw like we can with children. Second, adults are more prone to gum disease than children and teens, so we'll need to ensure that all signs of gingivitis or gum disease have been treated before starting treatment.

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Orthodontic treatment is a journey towards a new smile and a new you – and if you're ready to start on that journey, we'd be thrilled to help. Call us today at (410) 535-2332 to learn more about the treatment process, and don't hesitate to request an appointment online at our Prince Frederick office if you're ready to get started. We look forward to helping you achieve the smile of your dreams!