Adult Orthodontics Specialist

Abar Orthodontics

Orthodontists located in Pinole, CA & San Leandro, CA

With advanced treatments that cater to the aesthetic concerns of professionals, more and more adults are seeking orthodontic treatment than ever before. Hoss Abar, DDS, MSD, and the expert team at Abar Orthodontics welcome adult patients to their practice in Pinole, California. To find out how you can achieve your best smile with adult orthodontics, call Abar Orthodontics or book an appointment online today.

Adult Orthodontics Q & A

How many adults seek orthodontic treatment?

Although childhood is the ideal time to prevent long-term bite problems, orthodontic treatments aren’t only for kids and teenagers. Modern advances in medical technology allow more adults to achieve an excellent smile with successful orthodontic treatment.

The American Association of Orthodontists estimates that about 1 in 5 orthodontic patients are over age 18. The professional team at Abar Orthodontics treats adults of all ages. In fact, adults make up about 35% of their patients.

What are the benefits of seeing an orthodontist as an adult?

The relationship between your appearance and your sense of self-worth tends to change over time. Imperfections in your smile that used to seem minor may start to bother you as an adult. Dr. Abar and his team believe everyone deserves the smile of their dreams, regardless of age.

Orthodontic treatments such as braces can help you overcome a variety of dental concerns, such as:

  • Crooked teeth
  • Gaps between teeth
  • An irregular bite

Not only do orthodontic issues distract from your natural good looks, but they can also cause a host of oral health problems. Conditions like tooth decay, speech impediments, and temporomandibular joint disorder (TMJ/TMD) are more common in adults with crooked teeth.

Delaying necessary orthodontic treatment can result in serious problems, such as gum disease and jawbone deterioration. The team at Abar Orthodontics can help you prevent these issues while enhancing the appearance of your smile.

What should I expect from adult orthodontic treatment?

First, Dr. Abar or a member of his team performs a thorough oral exam. They may take X-rays and impressions of your mouth to understand your unique oral structure. They also discuss your particular concerns, symptoms, and treatment goals before developing a customized plan for you.

Depending on your needs, Dr. Abar may recommend one or more of the following treatments:

  • Braces
  • Clear braces
  • Invisalign® removable aligner trays
  • A removable orthodontic device, such as a retainer

If you need flexible financing, the friendly staff at Abar Orthodontics is happy to provide options for affordable payment plans.

Call the office or book your consultation online today to learn more about the benefits of adult orthodontics.