Site is loading
La Habra Office : 562-690-1199
Chino Hills Office : 909-393-9911

2250 West Whittier Blvd. Suite 200, La Habra, CA 90631

15944 Los Serranos Country Club Dr #100, Chino Hills, CA 91709

Adults Orthodontics

Quick Consultation


Orthodontic Treatment For All Ages

Orthodontic treatment isn’t just for your kids – did you know that today, nearly one in five orthodontic patients is over the age of 21? There is no time like the present to get the smile you’ve always dreamed of!

img 001

A person’s reasons for seeking orthodontic treatment are as unique as the person themselves, but some common reasons include:

  • Teeth that fit together incorrectly
  • Teeth that are too crowded
  • Abnormal spacing between teeth
  • Jaw pain or pressure
  • Desire for improved confidence through a new smile

 What benefits are there to orthodontic treatment as an adult?

Whether you had orthodontic treatment as an adolescent and you’re in need of a refresh, or if you’ve never seen an orthodontist, orthodontic treatment can put you on the path to not only a straighter, better functioning smile but a healthier one too. That’s because misaligned teeth can be more difficult to clean properly, leading to decay, gingivitis, and other issues. An abnormal bite can also place uneven pressure when biting down which can cause teeth to chip, crack, or break. Ignoring your orthodontic issue can actually make the issue worsen causing even more issues over time. A beautiful, straight smile can also increase your self-esteem and help you confidently show your smile off to the world.

Treatment Options for Adults

If you’ve been putting off orthodontic treatment because you don’t like the idea of a mouth full of metal as an adult, you’ll be happy to know there are much more discrete options to choose from. And even if you do opt for metal braces because of their efficiency, they are much sleeker and less noticeable than braces of old. Today’s treatment options can seamlessly fit into your lifestyle.

Types of braces include:

  • Clear, removable aligners
  • Ceramic braces
  • Self-ligating braces
  • Lingual (behind the tooth) braces
  • Invisible braces
  • Traditional metal braces

The difference between adult orthodontics and orthodontics for children and teens:

There are differences between adult orthodontics and orthodontics for children. Adults do not have the benefit of a jaw that is still growing so treatment can be more involved if we need to correct the jaw alignment. If severe enough, this could potentially mean orthognathic surgery. Adults also have other issues that children usually don’t, such as periodontal disease or worn/missing teeth. Our patients all have unique needs and we strive to provide each patient with individualized care designed to meet their specific smile goals. You will receive the treatments most appropriate for your issue and your age.

Ten Questions About Clear Aligners Answered
Ten Questions About Clear Aligners Answered

La Habra/Chino Hills, CA – Clear aligner therapy (CAT) is growing in popularity and for good reason. Patients love the ease with which they can straighten their smiles and that the treatment is now much more cost effective. If you are thinking about straightening your smile… Read more »

Seven Daily Habits to Maintain Your Smile
Seven Daily Habits to Maintain Your Smile

La Habra/Chino Hills, CA – At Gire Orthodontics, Dr. Robert Gire is in the business of helping patients achieve their ideal smiles – smiles that look beautiful and function properly. His smiles are built to last but that doesn’t mean patients don’t have to work to… Read more »

FAQ guide for Gire Orthodontics patients during COVID-19
FAQ guide for Gire Orthodontics patients during COVID-19

By Dr. Robert Gire May 11, 2020 Dear Gire Orthodontics Family, Due to these unprecedented and rapidly changing circumstances, we know you might have some questions about the covid-19 pandemic and how it may affect your orthodontic care. Our team has put together this FAQ… Read more »

More Blog Posts