Adult Orthodontics Specialist

Glow Orthodontics

orthodontist located in Chantilly, VA

No matter what your age, you can have the smile of your dreams. At Glow Orthodontics, Dr. Navin Hukmani helps men and women correct both minor and major dental concerns and cosmetic issues with efficient, individualized care. To get on the path toward a more beautiful smile, make an appointment at the Chantilly, VA location. Call to schedule an appointment today.

Adult Orthodontics Q & A

Do I need adult orthodontics treatment?

Many adults don’t know if they need orthodontic care unless their dentist recommend an evaluation. The best way to find out is to reserve an appointment with Dr. Hukmani, a Board Certified Orthodontist, for a personalized consultation. Sometimes though, you’ll feel that something is wrong with your bite and seek orthodontic treatment yourself.

Some of the most common reasons adults seek orthodontic treatment are:

  • Bite issues
  • Crowding and spacing problems
  • Tooth decay or gum disease
  • Jaw pain or pressure

How is adult orthodontics different than orthodontics for children?

Adults have unique dental problems that may result from not getting orthodontic care during childhood.

While children’s orthodontics focuses on preventing problems and monitoring the growth and development of the teeth and jaw, adult care addresses problems like gum or bone loss, missing teeth, severe crowding issues and jaw discrepancies.

At Glow Orthodontics, Dr. Hukmani can create a treatment plan that is fast, effective, and affordable for each patient.

What treatment options are available?

With orthodontics, you can achieve a healthier, well-aligned smile. Most adults who seek orthodontic care are candidates for braces. At Glow Orthodontics, Dr. Hukmani offers different types of braces that meet your specific needs, including:

  • Clear braces
  • Invisalign
  • Traditional metal braces
  • Lingual braces (which sit behind your teeth)

Adult orthodontics can also address common problems like TMJ, teeth grinding, or sleep apnea.

If you had orthodontics as a child or teenager, but your teeth have since shifted or have experienced trauma from an accident or incorrect bite, adult orthodontics can help address many dental problems so that you achieve the best possible smile.

What are the benefits of adult orthodontics?

There are many reasons that adult orthodontic care is helpful for the long-term health of your smile.

Teeth that are properly aligned are more likely to be healthy, as they are easier to floss and brush. And with a straight smile, you’re more likely to feel confident when speaking or socializing.

Untreated dental problems can create long-term, costly complications down the road. Therefore, it’s best to seek orthodontic care as soon as possible.

To learn more about adult orthodontic services at Glow Orthodontics, contact the practice today by calling to schedule your first appointment.