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Adult Orthodontics

Adult Orthodontics

Woman with a retainerDid you know orthodontic treatment is not just for teenagers? Many adult patients can also benefit from braces, and achieve a healthy, well aligned, beautiful smile at any age. Some adults who need orthodontic treatment might have worn braces in the past, but stopped wearing retainers and their teeth have shifted back out of alignment. Others have never had any orthodontics but can improve the look of their smiles and the function of their teeth with orthodontic realignment therapy. One of the best things we hear in our office from our adult orthodontic patients is the boost in self-confidence they feel as a result of their new smile!

How Can Braces Help Me?

If your teeth are misaligned you may experience frequent headaches, earaches, and facial pain. Misalignment, or crooked teeth, can also affect your bite. Your bite is the way your teeth meet up when you chew. Improper alignment can impact the way you grind food while chewing and can contribute gastrointestinal issues. Properly aligned teeth can even help prevent bone loss and the premature wearing of tooth enamel. Adult braces are designed by our orthodontic specialist to properly align your teeth and help you achieve optimal health and a more beautiful smile.

Why We Recommend Our Orthodontic Specialist

There are many options for braces being advertised out there these days that do not include evaluation and treatment plans made by a dentist with advanced orthodontic training. An orthodontic consultation with our specialist is recommended and will include digital impressions of your teeth and bite. These impressions allow us to plan your treatment and you can even see a digital simulation of the outcome before your treatment begins. At Brookline Dental Specialists orthodontic therapy is planned and delivered by our board certified
orthodontist Dr. Mariam Ghavamian and her team of assistants with decades of experience in orthodontic care.

Doctors with masksAn orthodontic specialist has years of additional specialized training and dental education beyond a general dental degree. Dr. Ghavamian received her Bachelor of Arts degree from Boston University. After completing a five-year doctorate program at Harvard School of Dental Medicine and earning her D.M.D. degree, she continued her education at Harvard and completed a three-year post doctorate specialty training program in Orthodontics combined with a Master of Medical Sciences degree in Oral Biology. She is also the practice owner and is committed to excellence and the goal of providing the highest quality dental care available in the greater Boston area.

Invisalign Clear Aligner Therapy

Invisalign aligners straighten your teeth with a series of custom-made aligners. Dr. Ghavamian uses digital scanning technology and software to design your aligners and even determine a digital visualization of the final outcome of your orthodontic treatment plan. There are many advantages to this type of treatment for adult patients. Invisalign aligners much more physically comfortable to wear than traditional bracket and wire braces. The aligners are similar to a mouthguard made to fit your teeth and gums and lack any sharp edges.

Because Invisalign is clear, most people won’t even know you are wearing them. You can smile and talk wearing your aligners without feeling overly self-conscious. Your aligners can also be removed as needed for eating, brushing your teeth, and flossing. You can easily eat the foods you want and practice better oral hygiene, which helps to lower your risk of developing gum disease or tooth decay while you go through the process of straightening your teeth. Cleaning and maintenance of your aligners is simple and convenient too. They can be cleaned by using a
toothbrush dipped in a small amount of bleach and water. Scrubbing them for a minute every other day, or as needed, will eliminate any stains.

VIVERA Invisalign Clear RetainersDoctor and patient with retainer

We are pleased to offer the comfortable and convenient Vivera clear retainers for our patients to maintain the result of their orthodontic treatment. The materials used to make Vivera retainers is strong, durable, and best of all clear. Just like your Invisalign clear aligners, no one will know you are wearing them! We use digital scanning technology in our office to create a custom-fit for your smile. Making sure you are as comfortable as possible in your retainers helps us ensure long lasting results from your braces.

New Patients Are Always Welcome

In addition to the highest quality orthodontic care for patients of all ages in our office, we are a multispecialty practice and provide complete dental care all in one location. We welcome families and recommend you visit our website to learn more!