Straight teeth and an aligned bite not only create a gorgeous smile, they also sustain your oral health and the function of your teeth. If you are searching for adult orthodontics or orthodontic treatment for a child, experienced Boulder dentist Dr. Michael Adler provides several treatment options to create attractive, gorgeous straight teeth and a healthy, aligned bite. To schedule a consultation with Dr. Adler, please call our experienced team at (303) 515-7335.
Braces and other forms of orthodontic treatment aren’t just for kids anymore. On the contrary it’s important at any age to look and feel your best.
A more pleasing smile can have professional as well as personal benefits. Studies have shown that photos of people with straight and well aligned teeth are perceived to rate higher in leadership and personality traits.
Teeth alignment can change over time. Even adults who received orthodontic treatment as children might need additional attention at some point later in life. Straighter teeth are often also easier to brush and floss and so can promote better oral health.
Numerous treatment options are available, including Invisalign®. An office consultation is recommended to discuss them.
While braces are apparent on your teeth, Invisalign® is a virtually invisible means of straightening your teeth. Using a series of aligners, you gradually straighten your teeth over time without having to worry about a metal mouth. The BPA-free custom aligners are removable, so brushing, flossing and eating is a breeze. But to stay on track with your treatment, you must wear your aligners as often as possible and at least 20 to 22 hours a day.
Dr. Adler proudly maintains an Invisalign® Preferred Provider certification, which means he has completed numerous Invisalign® treatments. He provides Invisalign® treatment for adults and teens who are good candidates.
As an experienced and extensively trained neuromuscular dentist, Dr. Adler approaches orthodontic treatment by considering how the alignment of your teeth is affecting your jaw joints and the surrounding muscles. Instead of focusing just on straightening the teeth, Dr. Adler is also going to create a bite for you that will work harmoniously with the muscles and jaw joints.
When your upper and lower teeth do not come together in an optimal position, then your muscles and jaw joints have to strain themselves to accommodate the bad bite. This overexertion and stress can lead to:
- Severe headaches
- Back and neck aches
- Popping or clicking jaw
- Jaw pain or soreness
- Many other painful symptoms
For your muscles, jaw joints and teeth to work together without strain, the upper and lower teeth must meet in an optimal position when the jaw open and closes. Using advanced neuromuscular dentistry technology, Dr. Adler will determine the optimal bite to relieve your symptoms. The next phase of treatment is to create that bite position permanently with orthodontic treatment.
Early Orthodontics – Orthodontic Treatment for Children
If your child has crooked or misaligned teeth we can help. Adler Advanced Dentistry provides orthodontic treatment for children of all ages. Straight and aligned teeth are important for children's self-esteem as well as their oral health. Numerous treatment options are available, including braces, Invisalign® Teen and other oral appliances. An in-office consultation is recommended to determine the best-suited orthodontic treatment for each child.
Dr. Adler is an experienced provider of early orthodontics. For some children, early orthodontic intervention is beneficial to guide the development of the bite during growth spurts, using those growth spurts to our advantage in creating proper alignment. Some children can benefit from early orthodontics before they enter high school.
It's never too late to have the smile of your dreams. Whether you are interested in orthodontics for yourself or for your child, please call Adler Advanced Dentistry at (303) 515-7335 to schedule a consultation with experienced dentist Dr. Michael Adler. Dr. Adler serves all of Boulder, Colorado and the nearby areas.