Treatments for Adults

CLEAR ESTHETIC BRACES


Adult patients can obtain big and notorious benefits from orthodontic treatment, both esthetically and functionally. The esthetic changes can almost always be visible in the front teeth with correct alignment and harmonious smiles that can be complemented with whitening and/or esthetic enhancement procedures. The functional benefits are also very important, but sometimes very subjective, individualized and less evident. Orthodontics can offer patients better mastication, improvement in occlusion and certain TMJ conditions, better access to oral hygiene, or provide better conditions for general or specialized dental work by the general dentist or specialist in Prosthodontics in the purpose of restoring dentitions that have suffered losses or extractions. Many times, treatments of adult patients involve several different dental specialties and must be coordinated.

AVAILABILITY

Monday – Saturday
Morning, Afternoon or Evening

APROX. TREATMENT DURATION

18 – 24 months

METAL BRACES


Many adult patients are being treated today with regular metallic braces either for short esthetic treatments that generally involve only the upper front six teeth or for complex, comprehensive treatments that normally lead to implants or restorative dentistry to replace missing teeth. Many adults prefer not to show a metal smile and prefer the alternative of clear ceramic braces or invisible aligners.

Ceramic brackets are tooth color appliances that can be used instead of the regular metallic braces and produce the same type of efficient tooth movements. They are used in conjunction with esthetic wires and ligatures mostly in adult patients. They are not visible from a certain distance and are a good alternative for patients who do not want to show metal in their mouths or have some type of allergy to metals.

AVAILABILITY

Monday – Saturday
Morning, Afternoon or Evening

APROX. TREATMENT DURATION

18 – 24 months

Lingual Braces


Lingual braces are completely invisible because they are placed on the back of the teeth instead of the front. This is the number one reason that people choose this method of braces for correcting orthodontic issues. Not all orthodontists offer Lingual braces as an option of treatment for their patients, however, Dr Daya has received specialized training and is authorized to offer Lingual Braces as an additional option for those who qualify for this type of treatment.

AVAILABILITY

Monday – Saturday
Morning, Afternoon or Evening

APROX. TREATMENT DURATION

18 – 24 months

Clear Aligner therapy (MOST POPULAR)


Clear aligners are clear and removable plastic appliances that can be used to treat many different types of problems of teeth alignment and bite, including minor relapses of previous orthodontic treatment. They have to be worn full-time to produce the expected results, so patient cooperation is essential.

With the incorporation of our new 3D digital scanner that we use in our office, it increases precision and reduces time in the fabrication and fit of these appliances.

Treatments with clear aligners rely on sophisticated software that the Orthodontist uses to plan and programs tooth movements in conjunction with technicians. Actual treatments consist of a series of clear trays that are used in each arch separately and during a specified period of time.

Ask our staff about this exciting technology and if you are interested in speeding up your treatment!

AVAILABILITY

Monday – Saturday
Morning, Afternoon or Evening

APROX. TREATMENT DURATION

18 – 24 months

TMJ/MUSCLE THERAPY (RELAXING SPLINTS)


Certain conditions that involve the TMJ (Temporo-Mandibular-Joint) and masticatory muscles can be intercepted or treated adequately with the use of relaxing splints. After a clinical examination, Dr. Zagarra and his associates can detect if a patient’s condition can respond favorably to this type of therapy and the treatment coordinator will guide the patient towards this treatment modality.

AVAILABILITY

Monday – Saturday
Morning, Afternoon or Evening

APROX. TREATMENT DURATION

6 – 8 months

Surgical Orthodontics


For some adults, orthodontic treatment alone cannot fully correct their orthodontic problem. They may also need surgery in combination with orthodontic treatment to achieve a functional, healthy bite. Surgical orthodontics, also called orthognathic surgery, is corrective jaw surgery performed to remedy skeletal problems that affect the ability to bite, chew and speak. Orthodontic treatment is done before and after surgery so that upper and lower teeth meet appropriately, and the individual is able to more effectively bite, chew, and speak.

AVAILABILITY

Monday – Saturday
Morning, Afternoon or Evening

APROX. TREATMENT DURATION

18 – 24 months