At Ollins Orthodontics, braces are all the rage. Concerning adult braces, it’s never too late to get a confident smile. Dr. Bruce Ollins and Dr. Gabriel Ollins service adults in the Nutley area with an array of different braces. Your smile is a visible extension of your personality. As braces help your teeth transition, they give your smile a spark that’s all you.
It’s never too late to give yourself a smile that you deserve. Orthodontic technology has expanded treatment options beyond what they used to be. Adult clients now have access to many different choices. Some are nearly invisible to the naked eye. Continue reading to learn more about how Ollins Orthodontics can help you enliven your smile.
Varieties of Braces for Adults
Our team will speak with you directly to determine which treatment option you need. Here are some of the possibilities you may come across.
You may also hear clear braces referred to as clear, tooth-colored, or aesthetic. This is because they are designed to blend in with the teeth. Clear braces empower you to continue your daily routine without fretting about your appearance. They are more discreet and less obvious than metal braces. As a general rule, our doctors recommend clear braces for most adults.
Pitts 21 Braces
An oldie, but a goldie! This is the image most people have when they think of “braces.” They’ve earned something of a stigma over the years, but Ollins Orthodontics intends to change that. Pitts 21 braces do not have color ties that earlier versions of metal braces had. For you, this means less accumulation of plaque. Our braces are compact and comfortable. A major advantage of Pitts 21 braces is less frequent office visits for you!
Invisalign is a transparent retainer that slides over your teeth. These retainers can be conveniently removed at any time. Feel free to eat and drink as you normally would! Worried about how it will feel? Don’t be. We measure your teeth using X-rays and 3D imaging technology. Most patients wear Invisalign for 9 – 15 months. Your Invisalign will be customized to fit you – and only you! Invisalign is available for adult clients and demands fewer visits to our office.
Imagine that you went through a successful course of treatment. You spent about 18 months (or more) of your life strenuously sticking to a regimen that Dr. Gabriel and Dr. Bruce provided you. But then you notice that your teeth begin to shift! What will happen to your teeth? The answer: a fixed retainer. How much your teeth will slide is different from person to person. While most people are familiar with removable retainers, we find that patients have better results with the fixed option.
Benefits of Adult Braces
Improved Physical Health
Proper brushing and flossing contribute to oral health. But they aren’t magic. If teeth are out of alignment, brushing and flossing may not be able to resolve the problem. Misshapen teeth create nooks and crannies in which plaque festers. If left untreated, excess plaque can lead to sore or bleeding gums, pain in the jaw, and headaches.
But the physical ailments don’t stop with oral hygiene. Especially later in life, irregularly shaped teeth can complicate our ability to chew food. This means that a task as simple as eating has now become a choking hazard. And what’s worse, swallowing unchewed food can cause severe abdominal discomfort.
An improved smile doesn’t just change how you look. It alters how you feel about yourself. Adult braces can influence how you perceive your own face. The American Association of Orthodontists estimates that nearly 2 million adults receive orthodontic treatment. At our Nutley location, many patients are over the age of 18. But Ollins Orthodontics wants our clients to think beyond numbers. That figure represents people with fuller lives. Whether at yourself in the mirror or a passing stranger, smiling elevates your confidence. Visit us in person to find out why changing lives is our forte!
Brighten the Smile, Strengthen the Mind
Still not convinced that orthodontic intervention is right for you? The doctors’ standard for our Nutley office is that we intend to change lives. And that means much more than rearranging teeth. Adult braces can decrease anxiety and depression and boost overall mental health. Furthermore, if you like your smile, you’ll want to show it off. Smiling makes your brain pump out neurotransmitters like serotonin and dopamine. These neurotransmitters influence your motivation and sense of well-being. And guess what? People who feel good about themselves smile more! Ollins Orthodontics wants to help you tap into this kind of healthy feedback loop.
Our team understands how hard it can be to obtain care for ourselves and our families. Above, we mentioned that technology had provided us with more options to serve you. In addition, orthodontic remedies are more affordable now than they have been in the past. Dr. Gabriel and Dr. Bruce have resolved to never recommend anything a client doesn’t need. We’re happy to work with you to design a payment plan that fits your budget. Have insurance questions? No problem! We can work with your insurance company to ensure you get the best possible outcome.
Get Your Smile Back at Ollins Ortho
Our team isn’t just in the business of fixing teeth. We want to help people. To that end, consider that braces aren’t just for young folks. Your smile is not a lost cause. You deserve to feel good about yourself. And there’s no time like the present to give yourself such a gift.
Dr. Gabriel and Dr. Bruce are proud to call Nutley the home of their orthodontic practice. We provide solutions for anyone of any age. So if you’re an adult, remember that now is your moment to change things. It’s not too late to take hold of the smile you’ve earned. Should you still have questions about adult braces, please visit us. Go here to schedule your free exam.
Busy day? In a hurry? Go here to skip the wait and fill out your patient forms in advance!