What is Limited Adult Alignment?
Limited adult alignment focuses on the upper and lower front six teeth. Since the work targets just a few teeth, it is quicker and less expensive than comprehensive orthodontic care.
Benefits of Limited Adult Alignment
Here are several reasons why adult patients may choose limited alignment over comprehensive orthodontic treatment:
Treatment is Faster
Limited adult alignment may take as few as six to nine months, depending on the correction level needed.
Less Expensive Than Full Orthodontic Treatment
Concentrating on just a few teeth makes the process significantly less expensive.
Are You a Good Candidate for Limited Adult Alignment?
If your teeth are generally well-aligned but have minor cosmetic problems in the front, you may be an excellent candidate for limited adult alignment.
People who opt for limited adult alignment sometimes had orthodontic work done in years past but have experienced shifting teeth since completion. Limited adult alignment can bring the front teeth back into position.
Limited adult alignment may not always be practical, especially if there are bite issues or problems with the opposing teeth. Our orthodontists will be able to help you determine whether this type of alignment is best for your situation. In some cases, the orthodontist will recommend comprehensive treatment.
Why Choose Embrace Orthodontics?
Embrace Orthodontics is a boutique-style practice focused on providing the highest-quality care to our patients. We created a family-friendly environment where our patients can feel comfortable. We use the industry's best materials and techniques to give you a smile you've always wanted.
Frequently Asked Questions About Limited Adult Alignment
Here are patient questions we often encounter:
What types of appliances does an orthodontist use in limited adult alignment?
Our orthodontists may use various appliances to achieve aesthetic treatment of the front teeth. The orthodontist may choose traditional braces but only put them on a few teeth. Clear ceramic braces are another excellent option for adult patients. Space maintainers help to keep teeth apart when another tooth is missing. Finally, clear plastic aligners are discreet and effective.
Is limited adult alignment suitable for me?
The best way to determine whether you are a good candidate for limited adult alignment is to visit an orthodontist for a consultation. Our orthodontists can walk you through your specific situation and help you see the areas that need correction.
If you have bite issues like an overbite, underbite, or crossbite, or if you have severe crowding and twisting in your mouth, limited adult alignment may not be for you. Our orthodontists can create an individualized treatment plan.