Adult Orthodontics

Mandana Mozayeni Orthodontics

Mandana Mozayeni, DDS, MSD

Orthodontist & Aesthetic Specialist located in Chardon, OH & Cuyahoga Falls, OH

Teenagers aren’t the only ones who deserve a great smile, and adults are rapidly embracing that fact. About 27% of orthodontic patients are adults, and that figure’s on the rise. At Mandana Mozayeni Orthodontics in Chardon and Cuyahoga Falls, Ohio, dedicated orthodontist Mandana Mozayeni, DDS, MSD, and her experienced team offer personalized treatments to give you a straighter smile. Schedule your appointment by phone, or you can request an appointment online.

Adult Orthodontics Q & A

Is it too late for me to get braces?

No, not at all! Many patients at Mandana Mozayeni Orthodontics are adults. Maybe you never had children’s orthodontics when you were young, or perhaps you had braces but didn’t wear a retainer afterward to maintain your results. No matter what your situation, the experienced team can work with you to give you a great smile.

What are the different braces options in adult orthodontics?

There are a few different options to consider, including:

Traditional braces

Traditional braces are metal, with top-grade stainless steel brackets and archwires. Small elastics help guide your teeth.

Clear braces

Clear braces are ceramic, so they're not nearly as visible as traditional ones. Ceramic braces brackets are a little bigger and more fragile than metal ones. Many adult orthodontic patients opt for ceramic braces on the top teeth only, with traditional braces on the bottom.

Self-ligating braces

Self-ligating braces have metal or ceramic brackets, but the main difference is that they don't use elastics like the other kinds of braces. With self-ligating braces, a special clip performs the same job as elastics. This can relieve pressure on the teeth and means that you'll need fewer braces adjustments overall.

Invisalign®

If you want the great results braces can give you but just don’t want the brackets, Invisalign aligners are a good alternative.

What is Invisalign?

Invisalign is a way to straighten your teeth without braces. This system includes clear aligners, which are thin-but-strong trays made just for you. You’ll start wearing a new pair of aligners every one to two weeks, according to your Invisalign treatment plan. Your plan depends on your needs and how fast you want results. On average, Invisalign treatment lasts 12-18 months.

One of the biggest benefits of Invisalign is its virtual invisibility. The aligners are also removable, so you take them out for eating and oral hygiene or the occasional special event. 

Another big benefit of Invisalign is comfort. The plastic trays are made of a patented SmartTrack® material, which combines with tiny SmartForce® tooth attachments to shift your teeth with no metal or ceramic.

Mandana Mozayeni Orthodontics uses a personalized treatment approach to adult orthodontics to ensure ideal results. Schedule your consultation by phone or request an appointment online today.