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Braces for Adults Long Beach

Conveniently located to serve Lakewood, Los Alamitos, Los Altos, and Belmont Shore

Braces and other orthodontic treatments are often associated exclusively with teenagers. However, adults can benefit from orthodontic treatment for bite problems and misaligned teeth. Increasingly, whether for cosmetic or oral health reasons, adults are now choosing braces to correct the alignment of their smiles. John H. Cho, DDS provides braces for adults in Long Beach and the surrounding communities.

How Do Adults Benefit from Orthodontic Braces?

Apart from their cosmetic impact, improperly aligned teeth cause difficulties in biting, chewing, and speaking. Teeth misalignment can also interfere with proper oral hygiene, creating hard-to-clean spaces where tooth decay and gum disease are more likely to occur.

For these reasons and more, John H. Cho, DDS believes straight teeth are healthy teeth. With adult braces from, patients not only benefit from improved aesthetics but a reduced risk of developing tooth decay and gingivitis.

Orthodontic Treatment Options for Adults

In order to determine which style of braces bests suits your orthodontic needs, the first step is evaluating the type and severity misalignment. Common types of bite problems include: underbite, where the lower jaw protrudes over the upper teeth; overbite, where the upper teeth protrude over the lower teeth; and overcrowding, where the jaw does not have enough room for proper alignment of the teeth in the smile.

Between determining your case of malocclusion and placing braces, Dr. Cho recommends treatment for any existing dental conditions, like gum disease. Without this step, wearing braces may exacerbate conditions caused by poor oral hygiene. Once oral health issues are corrected or managed, braces are added to your smile.

Braces come in a wide range of forms to suit varying degrees teeth and jaw misalignment. The types of braces available on the market include traditional metal braces, lingual braces, and clear aligners. Ask our office which treatments are available to meet your goals. Each treatment can be defined by its unique properties, some of which include:

  • Reliable, versatile treatment. Traditional braces use a network of brackets and wires, securely fixed to the front of teeth, to gently correct dental misalignment. While usually made of metal, tooth-colored ceramic brackets are also available for increased cosmetic appeal.
  • Limited aesthetic impact. Lingual braces provide similar results compared to traditional braces while offering the additional benefit of reduced noticeability.
  • Removability. Clear aligners are transparent plastic trays that effectively manage minor alignment issues while offering patients the convenience and comfort of a removable appliance.

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    “This dental office is highly recommended- for their service, friendliness and expertise in dentistry. The deep cleaning done for my needs was painless.”

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    “The staff & doctor Cho were very friendly & professional. I’m so glad that I’ve finally found a good dentist… I’ve already referred 2 others!”

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    “Very honest man. A credit to his profession and Korea. At 88, with all the problems of old age, I feel totally safe with him. He literally rescued me.”

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    “Excellent. Comfortable, intelligent, wasn’t oversold on stuff I didn’t need.”

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