In the past, most people thought that braces were 'just for kids'. In fact, adults, as well as children, can benefit from braces.
Our adult patients usually choose cosmetic (clear) braces, lingual (invisible) braces on the inside of their teeth, or no braces at all (Invisalign clear aligners). Our lingual braces, called Incognito, are 100% customized to meet the unique orthodontic prescription of every patient. Customization can lead to a more convenient and comfortable treatment experience. We also offer the Invisalign system, which straightens teeth without wires, brackets, or braces, using a series of clear, customized, removable appliances called aligners.
Early Interceptive Treatment Phase I/II treatment
Specifically younger patients benefit from an early first phase of treatment to decrease or eliminate more complex treatment later. This involves the use of functional appliances to enhance facial growth, or plates and braces to move specific teeth. The final phase of full braces allows maximum control to gain the ideal occlusion (bite)and smile.
Clear Braces "Empower Clear" by American Orthodontics and Lingual braces "Incognito" by 3M Unitek
Many still think of braces as the large metal type but modern braces can be crystal clear. They are most suited where Invisalign is not or where the extra cost of Lingual braces is a concern. For adults and kids, the choice is clear. Empower Clear Braces to perform as well as they look: no staining or discoloration, allows your smile to shine through. Lingual braces "Incognito" are customized braces placed behind your teeth, allowing the appearance of not wearing braces with the control and treatment time of traditional braces. Incognito "The secret behind a beautiful smile".
Aesthetic Alternatives Invisalign System
The nearly invisible way to straighten your teeth. It involves a series of removable clear plastic aligners to align your teeth. It is suitable for many adults and some mid-teen patients and is comfortable to wear. Each set of aligners is worn full-time for about two weeks, removing them to eat, drink, brush and floss. As you replace each aligner with the next in the series, your teeth move - little by little, week by week - until they are straight. Not every case is suitable. Dr. Phang will determine if Invisalign is right for you.
Self-Ligating "Empower SL and Clear" braces
Faster treatment, fewer visits, and aesthetic braces can now be combined into one system. No longer do we have to choose between "speed" or "aesthetics". The "Empower" line of brackets by American Orthodontics is now the most complete self-ligating system in the world.