The Schulhof Center offers orthodontic treatment for adults in Bergen County NJ, so you don’t have to put off fixing your teeth any longer. But orthodontic treatment is more than just fixing teeth, it’s about fixing health problems that your teeth may be causing. Dr. Adam Schulhof and his amazing team are accepting new patients and stand ready to provide the treatment you need.
But what does that mean? We want our patients to have all the information about orthodontic treatment so they make the best choice possible. If you want to learn more, read below.
What Is Orthodontic Treatment For Adults In Bergen County?
Orthodontic treatment for adults is the diagnosis, prevention, and treatment of teeth and jaw misalignments. Among the problems that orthodontists treat is overbite, underbite, crossbite, open bite, spaces between teeth, crookedness, and overcrowding. Orthodontists like Dr. Schulhof treat these problems in a variety of ways, but primarily with braces and clear aligners such as Invisalign. Orthodontic treatment is not just for children and teens. Even adults can benefit from orthodontics.
Adult Orthodontic Treatments
As stated above, there are several orthodontic treatments that The Schulhof Center offers patients.
One of the most common and effective choices to fix teeth and jaw misalignments is braces, which gradually shift teeth over a period of time. Brackets, which are made of titanium or stainless steel, are bonded to the front of each tooth. An archwire runs through the brackets and serves as the mechanism to put pressure on the teeth when Dr. Schulhof tightens it.
Traditional braces are no longer the clunky hardware you may be thinking of. Brackets are now smaller and there are other types of braces that offer less visibility. Ceramic braces feature bigger brackets but can come in any color, even clear or natural tooth color. Self-ligating braces offer a truly innovative advancement due to the wire being more accessible because a special door on each bracket clips it in.
Invisalign is a series of clear removable aligners that patients wear for 22 hours a day and switch to a new set every two weeks to begin a new phase of shifting. Like braces, clear aligners gradually shift teeth into correct alignment over time. However, because they are made of multiple layers of medical-grade plastic and are removable, Invisalign is one of the most popular orthodontic treatments in the world.
Because they are removable, there are no dietary restrictions and they are easier to clean, unlike braces. Invisalign is also virtually invisible so your family and friends may not even realize you are wearing the aligners. So, if you want a treatment that will not interfere with your lifestyle, Invisalign may be right for you.
Lingual braces are different from traditional braces because the brackets are bonded to the back of the teeth instead of the front. This offers patients an invisible braces treatment. Dr. Schulhof has years of experience providing lingual braces to patients. But patients should be aware that lingual braces can be more uncomfortable and carry a higher cost because of the difficulty of installation.
Propel is a treatment that patients use in conjunction with braces or Invisalign. It’s a device patients use for a small amount of time every day to stimulate teeth into shifting faster, therefore speeding up treatment time.
Incognito Lite is a variety of lingual braces that are custom-made to fit in your mouth, increasing comfort. It’s slimmer and lighter and is often chosen to correct minor teeth misalignments. Also, they are made of gold instead of stainless steel.
Reasons To Seek Orthodontic Treatment
Orthodontic treatment does resolve teeth and jaw misalignments, but that’s not all. There are health problems connected to these misalignments that you may not even be aware of.
Difficulty Chewing or Speaking
If you have difficulty chewing or speaking, fixing your misalignment could make both much easier.
This is a life-threatening condition in which a person stops breathing while they are sleeping.
If you are experiencing tooth or jaw pain, you could have a misalignment that is causing it. The Schulhof Center can help.
Teeth and Jaw misalignments could be causing facial asymmetry, a crooked smile, and more. Orthodontic treatment can restore your appearance and your smile.
How Long Does Orthodontic Treatment For Adults Take?
The length of orthodontic treatment for adults in Bergen County depends on several factors, including the severity of your condition, how fast your teeth respond to treatment, and how well you take care of your oral health. However, the typical length of treatment for braces and Invisalign is 12-18 months.
Cost Of Adult Orthodontic Treatments
The cost of your treatment will really depend on which treatment option you choose as well as your location, the severity of the problem, length of treatment time, and the experience and skill of your orthodontist. Braces and Invisalign generally cost between $3,500 and $8,000. Lingual braces tend to cost more due to the difficulty to install them. Incognito Lite brackets are cast in gold so they are more expensive than typical lingual braces. And Propel usually costs around $500.
Thankfully, The Schulhof Center offers flexible monthly payment plans to patients with zero percent financing. We also accept cash and all major credit cards. Dental insurance usually covers at least part of the cost of treatment, which can save you thousands of dollars. We accept most insurance providers and will gladly help you file insurance claims.
Contact Us To Get Orthodontic Treatment For Adults in Bergen County NJ
The Schulhof Center proudly offers orthodontic treatment for adults in Bergen County NJ and surrounding communities. It’s never too late to seek the treatment you need to get the smile you have always wanted. We use the most state-of-the-art technology, including an iTero digital scanner and 3M True Definition scanner, to provide the best orthodontic treatment to our patients. We also offer complimentary consultations so you can learn how The Schulhof Center can help you before you decide to undergo treatment. To make an appointment, call our office at 201-523-9450 or 201-262-0231 or book a virtual appointment today! You can also find us on Facebook and Twitter!