Invisalign or Lingual Braces for Adults
Sammamish & Bellevue
It is never too late to improve your smile! Advances in the field of orthodontics make it easier than ever for adults to pursue orthodontic treatment today. There is compelling evidence to suggest that one’s quality of life and self-esteem are improved as a result of orthodontic treatment. In addition to the cosmetic benefits straightening the teeth can improve oral health dramatically, preserve the teeth longer and prevent gum disease and other oral hygiene issues.
Dr. Rooz was trained at the University of Washington, which is a leading program in adult orthodontics. He has treated many adult patients in collaboration with general dentists and specialists (periodontists, prosthodontists, and oral surgeons).
Dr. Rooz has become passionate about working with adult patients and is ready to work with you to create with a treatment plan that suits your interests and financial needs. For more on Dr. Rooz’s experience with adult orthodontics read his blog post here.
Orthodontic Treatment Options for Adults
The Invisalign appliance is a series of smart computer-designed plastic trays that slowly move teeth. This appliance has significantly changed orthodontic care for adult patients.
Some advantages include esthetic (traditional adult braces can be intimidating for adults), limited dietary restrictions, and the possibility to remove the appliance for certain activities. Dr. Rooz recently published a study in the American Journal of Orthodontics on the use of Invisalign in orthodontics, and is therefore very knowledgable about it.
Lingual Adult Braces
These are like traditional adult braces in that they are brackets placed on the teeth and connected with a wire, however they are placed on the inside of the teeth so they are not visible at all. Lingual braces are ideal for the patient who does not want to have any visible adult braces, but also does not want to use Invisalign. The brackets are customized for each patient.
Esthetic Adult Braces
This is a supplemental option that can be combined with any of the other treatment options. It is a minimally invasive procedure that can substantially speed up the process of straightening teeth. The influence of this procedure on the overall treatment time depends on the individual patient and their body’s response to it. Dr. Rooz can provide detailed information about this process during your consultation.
Orthognathic Surgery (Jaw Surgery)
A patient’s treatment needs may be more than straightening the teeth; they may be the result of skeletal abnormalities. These cases require collaboration between an oral surgeon and an orthodontist to correct the problem. There are two approaches to this type of treatment – including having the surgical procedure prior to adult braces.
Dr. Rooz offer corrective jaw surgery with esthetic appliances such as lingual braces and clear aligners. During your consultation Dr. Rooz will discuss this in detail with you. He has worked with several oral surgeons in the past and enjoys collaborating with them.
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Finanical information (Orthodontic treatment cost)
Porth works with you to maximize your insurance benefits. Dr. Rooz is an in-network provider for some plans. We also submit claims on behalf of our patients for the majority of insurance providers.
We believe that orthodontic treatment should be tailored based on the patient’s financial needs. Porth offers numerous payment plans in order to eliminate any potential hardship with financial aspects of orthodontic care.