Adult Orthodontist

Our adult patients truly appreciate their new, beautiful smiles and renewed confidence! It can make you feel better about yourself, too. Getting orthodontic treatment improves your appearance, and it enhances your oral health for a lifetime. Most people are excellent candidates for braces or Invisalign, and you may be too.

Reasons Why Adults Consider Treatment

According to the AAO, 20% of all orthodontic patients in America are more than 21 years of age. While braces used to be seen as a dental treatment that only teenagers underwent, today’s patients are realizing that adults have that option too. The primary reasons adults consider getting braces are:

  • The patient wants a more attractive smile

  • The teeth don’t fit well together (malocclusion or bad bite), causing problems with eating and/or oral care

  • Crowded or crooked teeth are allowing food particles and plaque to build up in between the teeth, creating problems with the gums and/or teeth

  • Crooked teeth are causing pain or discomfort due to the pressure of pushing into other teeth

  • Incomplete treatment as a teenager can be resolved in adulthood.

Benefits of Orthodontics

No matter how old you are, straighter teeth provide many benefits for your oral health as well as your personal well-being. For adults, the advantages are even greater. They include:

  • Enhances the appearance of the your smile

  • Makes your mouth healthier

  • Makes it easier to floss and brush

  • Improves the way that you feel about how you look (more confidence)

  • Can help to prevent oral health issues like gum disease and tooth decay

  • Helps to prevent bone loss caused by improperly positioned teeth

  • Improves your ability to bite and chew

Difference between Adult and Teen Orthodontics?

In younger patients, the jaw bone is still growing, so it is easier to encourage the teeth to move to a better position. In adults, the fact that the jaw bone is fully developed sometimes makes it more difficult to get the teeth to line up properly.

In adults, the teeth have already become worn and damaged. Some teeth might even be missing or shifted into new positions. Without braces treatment, the teeth remain crooked and can increase the risk of dental problems like gum disease and a bad bite.

The simple truth is that adults are more likely to develop gum disease and bone loss than younger people. Crooked teeth increase this risk.

Available Treatment Options for Adults

If the idea of wearing metal braces is keeping you from a beautiful set of teeth, why not consider one of the alternatives? Both options can be used for adults who wish to have straighter teeth.

Invisalign uses a series of clear trays to move your teeth into different positions. The treatment result is equal to traditional braces.

Clear braces are designed to work just like traditional metal braces, but they are made with clear or tooth-colored pieces that fit on your teeth so that the braces look nearly invisible.

Knowledgeable and friendly personnel. Dr Hyman is a hidden gem in Montebello. The office is very organized and always extremely helpful. Highly recommend Invisalign through his office not only for the organization and great service but the technique and expertise Dr Hyman and his staff provides! Cathy his assistant is amazing and so patient when working with my daughter.

It's scary out there so from a mom to others it's a well investment and will not be disappointed 🙂

Tanya P.Yelp

Dr. Hyman and his staff are the best!! We have been going here through two sets of braces for two kids. I recommend him to everyone and I am so grateful I found them!! Thank you for all your hard work and excellent work ethics. Their prices are very reasonable and they work with you to set up payment plans. They also except certain insurances. Dr. Human only does what is necessary and doesn't "add" phases. He waits until it's time to put braces on!!

Terri R.Yelp

Great first visit, everyone was polite, fast, but took the time to explain every procedure, the process and cost. Looking forward to my next visit. If you check in on Yelp you get a free treat.

Sophia J.Google

So many people have told me great things about Hyman Orthodontics and I decided to see for myself!
Caroline answered the phone and was very helpful about working around my schedule. BTW- Dr. Hyman is one of the few orthodontists open 5 days per week. Actually, he is the only one I could find who really works with my busy life. Fun patient promotions and first rate care.Dr. Hyman is board certified and the the whole staff seems above and beyond what I have experienced at other offices.

Shanice M.Google

Michael got his braces yesterday. Carla proceeded to explain to him what he could not eat, how to clean his teeth and how to put on the elastic bands. We get home, he eats, cleans his teeth and we could not figure out how to put the elastic bands back on! We called Hyman Orthodontics and Alex was great at getting us back in to the office in less than 15 minutes! Carla was super nice and showed all of us (Michael & parents) how to replace the elastic bands! So far... great experience. Highly recommend Hyman Orthodontics!

Lizbeth M.Facebook

This is the 3rd time coming here. First my daughter and her teeth are great now. Then my husband, his are almost there. And now my high school son. Need to correct his over bite and straighten his bottom. Would not keep coming back if this place wasn't AWESOME! Thanks.

Vandy M.Facebook