You may be considering orthodontics to aid you in achieving the straight, beautiful smile of your dreams. But you may also be discouraged by the unaesthetic and unattractive look of traditional metal braces. If so, invisible and adult braces in Fresno may the solution you’ve been searching for. At Mark Loew Orthodontics, we provide gentle care in a comfortable atmosphere while utilizing the latest technological advances in dentistry to treat all phases of orthodontics for our patients of all ages.
While many people have corrective orthodontic procedures done early in their lives, it is not uncommon for adults to undergo orthodontic treatments. In fact, currently almost 20% of all orthodontic patients are adults. At first, the idea of braces may seem unaesthetic or uncomfortable. But all you need is the right orthodontist to help you achieve your most
beautiful smile possible. The goal of orthodontics is not only to create an attractive smile, but to correct a malocclusion (a bad bite) in order to promote oral health. Teeth may be crowded, crooked, or the upper and lower jaws may be out of alignment. Occasionally, even when teeth appear straight, the patient may have a bite which is not even and which may cause further dental problems like tooth decay and periodontal disease. At Mark Lowe Orthodontics, our orthodontists are happy to provide our patients with a number of orthodontic services. Orthodontics utilizes physics to slowly move teeth into the proper position. This is performed by using corrective appliances, including braces and retainers. In addition to the traditional bracket and wire metal braces you’re probably most familiar with, we also offer varied options for adult braces in Fresno. Among the most common complaints from our patients when dealing with orthodontic treatment is that braces can be unattractive. In order to address this issue, we have begun offering Invisalign. Our staff will be able to straighten your teeth without wires and brackets, but instead by using a series of clear, customized, removable appliances called aligners from Invisalign. They are virtually undetectable, so hardly anyone will realize you’re wearing them. Invisalign aligners are designed to move your teeth in small steps to the desired final position prescribed by your doctor. Each aligner is worn for about two weeks, only being taken out to eat, brush, and floss, and is then replaced with a new one that will further shift your teeth towards their final alignment. This can be done in as few as 12 or as many as 48 aligners, depending on the needs of each individual patient.
Orthodontics aren’t just for kids, and you’re never too old to start smiling your most beautiful smile yet. If you would like to learn more about the varied options for your adult braces in Fresno, we highly recommend that you visit our practice’s main website to browse through some additional, detailed information that you might find useful. If you have any specific questions or concerns regarding orthodontics or any of our other procedures, please do not hesitate to contact the staff here directly. We look forward to working with you and giving you the beautiful smile that you deserve.