Adult Orthodontics

Orthodontic treatment is not only designed to improve the appearance of your smile, but also improve the health of your teeth and gums. By seeking orthodontic treatment as an adult you can perhaps avoid severe tooth decay, gum and bone loss, irregular wear of the tooth enamel, and jaw pain.

Because adults tend to be more compliant in their orthodontic treatment, their results often turn out far greater than with a child or teen. By following the instructions provided by Dr. Martinez, you not only increase your chances for amazing results, but could also shorten your treatment time.

In addition to Invisalign, Dr. Martinez offers ortho braces made of metal, ceramic or acrylic. The braces may be removable or bonded to the teeth. By placing a constant, gentle force in a carefully controlled direction, braces slowly move teeth to a corrected position.  You can choose brackets that have clear color.  Wires are also made of materials that make them less noticeable than in the past and the latest materials move teeth faster with less discomfort to patients.

Adult Braces

The number of adults choosing orthodontics is on the rise. Today one out of every four orthodontic patients is an adult. We offer a full range of treatments specifically designed for adults. Contrary to popular belief, wearing braces interferes little in an adult lifestyle. Patients can make business presentations, sing, play a musical instrument, dine out-and, of course, kiss!

Don’t ever feel it’s too late to enhance your smile. Schedule your free consultation today and let us help you start your journey to receiving a beautiful, straight smile!

Celebrities with Dental Braces

Celebrities are just like you and me; when it comes to orthodontic treatment and braces. Not even celebrities are perfect and many of these perfect Hollywood smiles, were not perfect at one point in their lives. There are cases where orthodontic treatment is necessary to align the teeth, before veneers or other restorative procedures are preformed.Famous.jpg

Some people still feel a little conscious of wearing braces. Welcome to the new age! Today 1 of 4 orthodontic procedures involves adults.

Well, how about seeing celebrities with braces? Would that change your opinion about wearing braces? There are many celebrities who are not self-conscious in wearing braces. Instead they wear them loud and proud. This just goes to show that celebrities aren’t perfect and they weren’t born and raised with perfect teeth either. Tom Cruise got braces in 2002. He wore clear braces ceramic to help straighten and adjust midline. The mission wasn’t impossible for Tom Cruise’s orthodontist, when the famous actor underwent orthodontic treatment to correct the alignment of his teeth at the age of 39. Tom Cruise didn’t hesitate to flash his tin grin at the premiere of the movie ‘Space Station 3-D’ April 17, 2002 at the Air and Space Museum in Washington, DC.

Nicholas Cage was photographed at the 55th Annual Writers Guild Awards March 8, 2003 in Beverly Hills, California wearing silver braces on his lower teeth. Why did he undergo orthodontic treatment at that specific time? He was quoted as saying “I’m in between movies right now and I want to get them”.

Delta - /Songwriter Delta Goodrem wore braces back in 2004, apparently to prevent her teeth from moving during her treatment for Hodgkin’s lymphoma. The beautiful singer was photographed at the Sony Music Entertainment Post-Grammy Party at Maple Drive Restaurant on February 8, 2004 in Beverly Hills, California with clear braces on her teeth.