If you have crooked, crowded, or misaligned teeth, consider adult orthodontics. Orthodontic treatment can transform your smile and improve your oral health. At Gaiduchik Orthodontics in Carmichael, California, board-certified orthodontist Andrey Gaiduchik, DDS, works with adults to correct various alignment issues, including gaps between teeth and abnormal bites. To make an appointment, call the office or book online today.
Adult orthodontics is a dental subspecialty that uses custom appliances to correct the alignment of your teeth and jaw. If your teeth are crowded, crooked, or misaligned, they’re harder to brush and floss. Without treatment, your risk of cavities, gum disease, and other oral health problems increases.
At Gaiduchik Orthodontics, Dr. Gaiduchik uses adult orthodontics to treat various alignment problems, including:
You might also benefit from adult orthodontics if you have a bite abnormality, such as crossbite, overbite, or underbite.
At Gaiduchik Orthodontics, Dr. Gaiduchik offers several types of adult orthodontics, including:
Clear aligners are removable oral appliances that fit snugly over your teeth. Dr. Gaiduchik offers Spark™ clear aligners. You wear the aligners most of the day, removing them only to eat or brush and floss. Over time, the aligners put pressure on your teeth and jaw, moving them into the optimal position.
Clear braces have brackets made of ceramic, a material that blends in with your tooth enamel. Dr. Gaiduchik bonds the brackets to the front of your permanent teeth.
During treatment, you visit Dr. Gaiduchik every one or two weeks. Dr. Gaiduchik monitors your progress at each checkup and adjusts the braces as necessary.
Traditional braces straighten your teeth with a combination of brackets, archwires, and rubber bands. During treatment, you visit Dr. Gaiduchik regularly for checkups. At each visit, he tightens or loosens the brackets and wires to improve the alignment of your teeth and jaw.
Self-ligating braces are very similar to traditional braces. The difference is that self-ligating braces don’t use rubber bands. As a result, they’re typically easier to clean and care for.
The type of adult orthodontics that will benefit you depends on various factors, including your age, oral health, and goals. After a review of your dental records, a comprehensive oral exam, and a series of digital X-rays, Dr. Gaiduchik can develop a treatment plan that aligns with your needs.
To learn more about the benefits of adult orthodontics, make an appointment at Gaiduchik Orthodontics by calling the office or booking online today.