Orthodontist for Adults in Woodland Hills

At Superkiddos Dental & Orthodontics, we pride ourselves on providing outstanding pediatric care. But did you know adults can also receive orthodontic care at our office? Even if you missed out on these treatments as a kid or teen, we can work with you to get a straight, aligned, and healthy smile. Call us today to learn more about starting out on orthodontics for adults in Woodland Hills. Dr. Atoosa Nikaeen, our orthodontist; a former UCLA lecturer has been providing Exceptional orthodontic care to adults and kids in Los Angeles area for the past 23 year. With her wholistic, conservative approach to orthodontics she is one of the few orthodontists that treat airway issues in kids and adults in addition to other orthodontic treatments.

Reasons to Have Adult Orthodontic Treatment

  • Problems with bite alignment (upper and lower teeth do not close together properly)
  • Tooth crowding or problematic spacing (increasing the risk of tooth decay and gum disease)
  • Symptoms due to tooth alignment and bite (such as pain and pressure)
  • Wanting to improve your smile’s aesthetics and to enjoy the confident boost that comes with it

We know it can seem challenging to start treatment if you are an adult. But the truth is your smile and teeth deserve the best. We are proud to provide both adults and kids alike with high-quality orthodontic treatment.

If you’re not sure whether orthodontic treatment is right for you, we recommend scheduling a consultation with our experienced orthodontist. During your consultation, we’ll assess your orthodontic needs and talk to you about your treatment options, discovering which option will be the best match for you. We’ll also answer any questions you have about orthodontics and help you make the best decision for your smile’s future!

Types of Orthodontic Treatment for Adults


Traditional have been used to straighten teeth for over a century now, and they’re still one of the most effective orthodontic treatments available. We offer both metal braces and clear braces at our office, so you can choose the type of treatment that best meets your needs. This treatment method is ideal for patients who need more involved alignment and want a tried-and-true method. We offer four types of braces for adults, including:
  • Traditional metal braces
  • Clear (ceramic) braces
  • Lingual braces (hidden behind the teeth)
  • Self-ligating braces (providing faster teeth movement)

Invisalign & Clear aligners

If you’re looking for a more discreet orthodontic treatment option, Invisalign might be right for you. These clear, plastic aligners are virtually invisible when worn, so no one will even know you’re undergoing orthodontic treatment. Invisalign is a great option for adults who want to straighten their teeth without noticeable braces, giving you the benefits of straighter teeth without worry about visible treatment.

TMJ Treatment

Orthodontics can also provide a way for patients to receive treatment for temporomandibular joint disorders. Often accompanied by unpleasant or painful symptoms, TMJ disorders can present a significant struggle for many patients. We approach each situation individually. Our specialist will take the time to assess your case and build a TMJ treatment plan that will provide you with lasting results that reduce or fully eliminate your symptoms and improve your oral health.

Overview of the Orthodontic Treatment Process

The orthodontic treatment process will vary depending on the type of treatment you choose and the severity of your orthodontic needs. However, all orthodontic treatments follow a similar general timeline for both braces and Invisalign:

Initial consultation and examination:
During your first visit, we’ll assess your orthodontic needs and talk to you about your treatment options.

Treatment plan:
Once we’ve determined the best orthodontic treatment for you, we’ll develop a personalized treatment plan. This plan will outline the details of your orthodontic care, including the estimated length of treatment and cost of care.

Placement of braces / Receiving your Invisalign aligners:
Once you’ve decided to move forward with orthodontic treatment, we’ll place your braces or give you your first set of Invisalign aligners.

Regular adjustments / Wearing Invisalign aligners:
You’ll need regular adjustments throughout your orthodontic treatment to ensure that your teeth are moving as planned. For patients undergoing Invisalign treatment, you’ll simply need to wear your aligners as prescribed and swap out your aligners for a new set every few weeks.

Removal of braces / Completion of treatment:
Once your orthodontic treatment is complete, we’ll remove your braces or you’ll stop wearing your Invisalign aligners. You may need to wear a retainer to help keep your teeth in their new position.

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Adult Orthodontics Treatment Timeline

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The duration of treatment for both braces and Invisalign can vary significantly, and depends on multiple factors such as dental health, current age, and severity of tooth isalignment. Milder cases may only require as little as half a year to reach the end of their treatment, but most ases tend to last between 1-2 years. During this time, it is important to come in for your regular checkups to ensure your treatment continues smoothly. And if you are using Invisalign, keeping your trays in for at least 22 hours each day is vital to your treatment timeline moving along as expected.

While treatment times can vary, we will be able to provide you with a close estimate of what your persona situation will look like. So you will know what your time commitment will look like before you decide to start your treatment.

Adult Braces FAQs

Are the results of braces the same for kids and adults?

In most cases, the results will be just as good for adults due to customized treatment plans.

What are some differences with adult braces versus braces for teens or kids?

Adult mouths have completed development, so your braces will need to focus on adapting to your existing jaw structure. We may also need to consider factors such as jaw shape & position, gum or bone loss, damage to teeth.

Is it important to have orthodontic treatment before restoring missing teeth?

It depends. If teeth crowding has happened, you may need orthodontic treatment to create enough space for a tooth replacement. Having missing teeth for a prolonged period can result in significant shifting and changes in alignment and bite.

Schedule Your Appointment Today

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You can get started today on giving your smile a better tomorrow with braces or Invisalign. Contact Superkiddos Dental & Orthodontics today to set up an appointment and take the first step in your orthodontic treatment. With a team experienced in orthodontics for adults in Woodland Hills, you can invest in a beautiful smile and improved dental health for years to come.
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