Orthodontics for Teens & Adults

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Ever looked at another person’s beautiful smile and wondered if it’s possible for you? Ask our orthodontist in Mission Viejo, and they’ll give you only one answer — ABSOLUTELY!

At Aria Dental, we believe that there’s no such thing as too late when it comes to achieving your dream smile. The only thing you need is a commitment to your treatment plan and leave the rest to our award-winning orthodontist and the latest orthodontic technology available today!


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Some people think that the benefits of straight teeth are purely about making a person’s smile look better. According to the American Dental Association (ADA), having straighter teeth can improve your mouth, body, and mind. Dr. Horiyat says, “Your mouth is connected to the rest of your body, thus, straight teeth can prevent many oral conditions, which ultimately prevent many medical conditions.”

Having straight teeth benefits patients beyond just looking beautiful. Straight teeth renew the oral function for eating and speaking as well as boosting confidence. The boost in your self-esteem can have lasting effects not only on your emotional health but also on overall outlook. 

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What Orthodontics Can Treat?

When you come in, our expert orthodontist will analyze your teeth, jaw, bite, and overall smile, and recommend the best course of treatment depending on the issues you have. Some common ones are:


Health Benefits of Straight Teeth

Most diseases such as strokes, diabetes, heart disease, and most auto-immune disease originate from digestive systems which start in the mouth. When teeth are crooked or spaced, your gum is more susceptible to collecting harmful microorganisms such as bacteria, which will lead to gum disease or periodontal disease as well as traveling through the vascular system and acupuncture meridian to other parts of your body.

Crowded teeth often cause one or more teeth to protrude out, which will ultimately rub against the teeth in the opposite arch. This unnatural grinding of upper and lower teeth will lead to an inefficient chewing function, excessive wear and tear of your teeth, and introduce multiple issues from TMJ to sinus problems.

Crowded, protruding upper teeth are more targets for undesirable contacts and are more likely to be broken or fractured in the event of an accident during sport, falls, or accidental head butt.

Misaligned teeth place excessive stress on the surrounding gum and the bone that support the teeth, which will cause malocclusion (bite disorder) and jaw misalignment and ultimately lead to chronic headaches, facial pain, and neck pain.

Do you have crooked and crowded teeth, or often find yourself checking the mirror for unsightly food caught in your teeth?  The inability to easily remove all tiny food particles among crooked and crowded teeth will cause the plaque to build ups, which will eventually cause teeth decay.

Orthodontic treatment can help boost your self-confidence, giving you a better quality of life and the freedom to smile without holding back.

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Orthodontics Options




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Ceramic Braces


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Traditional Metal Braces

Find Your Ideal Braces

There are several types of braces, and each one has unique characteristics.

Invisalign® (Clear Aligners)


Functional & Biological ALF-Orthodontics


Clear Ceramic Braces


Traditional Metal Braces

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Lingual Braces


Inman Aligners


How Orthodontics Work?

Our orthodontists are specially trained to correct misaligned teeth and bites using braces, Invisalign®, and other methods. Depending on your situation, your orthodontist may recommend appliances made of ceramic, metal, or plastic.
Bonded to the teeth or removable, they will place a constant, gentle force in a precise direction to move your teeth into the proper place.

Enjoy an Amazing Smile Today!

It’s a wonderful time to wear braces — orthodontics has advanced to the point where you don’t need to wear bulky, ugly metal bands around your teeth anymore. You’ll be able to choose whether you want metal or clear brackets as well as the color of your appliance. Wires are barely noticeable, and everything is designed to move your teeth comfortably and faster than ever.

Treatment time is different for everyone, and it can last from one to three years. The secret to successful treatment? You, of course! Participate actively and diligently in your treatment, and you’ll have the smile you’ve always wanted before you know it.

It’s a wonderful time to wear braces — orthodontics has advanced to the point where you don’t need to wear bulky, ugly metal bands around your teeth anymore. You’ll be able to choose whether you want metal or clear brackets as well as the color of your appliance. Wires are barely noticeable, and everything is designed to move your teeth comfortably and faster than ever.

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Orthodontics for Children

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What Age to Start Orthodontics for Your Child?

While there is no exact age for children to begin orthodontic treatment, the American Association of Orthodontists recommends visiting the orthodontist around the age of Seven (7).

By this age, most children have a mix of baby teeth and adult teeth, making it easier for the orthodontist to diagnose and correct tooth and jaw problems sooner to prevent jaw surgery later on in life.


Early Treatments Allow Your Orthodontist to:

Here Are a Few Things to Look for That May Mean Your Child Needs to See an Orthodontist:

For parents, it’s not always easy to know if your child may need orthodontic treatment. Please contact our practice to schedule an appointment for an orthodontic evaluation. Today’s early treatment will give your child a healthy and beautiful smile for the future.

Orthodontics for Teens

Make Your Teen’s Appointment Today & Lay Foundation for a Lifetime!

Braces, retainers, and everything else that you want to know about orthodontics! You’ve just heard the three words that every teen dreads: “YOU NEED BRACES!”

Braces! What Now?

Don’t worry! Braces aren’t nearly as scary as you may think. In fact, braces today come in a variety of styles, materials, and colors, making life with braces much easier, more comfortable, and even more stylish than in the past.


Braces Your Way!​

Orthodontic braces are a big part of life for many people your age. While braces might have had a bad reputation in the past, modern braces with advanced style make it easy to look good and feel good!
We offer a variety of types of modern braces and aligners. Some common options include:

How Long Will I Have to Wear Braces?

The amount of time it takes to treat your smile with braces depends on three key factors:

Orthodontics for Adults

An Attractive Smile Is a Magnificent Asset of Well-Being!

Enhance Your Self-confidence & Improve Your Health!

Orthodontic treatment is no longer just for teens. The American Association of Orthodontists states that one in five orthodontic patients is over the age of 21. Many adults are choosing to receive treatment because they understand the importance of maintaining their health, and they want to feel better about their appearance. Adults everywhere are taking advantage of the opportunity to receive orthodontic care, and now you can too.

Orthodontic Options for Adults

For many adults, the thought of having metal braces is enough to discourage them from receiving treatment. However, today’s orthodontic treatment options offer a variety of braces and appliances that are comfortable, aesthetic, and customized to meet your needs. Types of braces include:


Common Reasons for Orthodontics Treatments

Adults’ Vs. Teens' Orthodontics

The main difference to remember when treating adults or children and teens is that in younger patients the jawbones are still developing. For adults, these bones have stopped growing, which may mean the possibility of orthognathic surgery to align the jawbones. Other differences include:


Adults are more likely than children to experience gum recession or even bone loss due to gingivitis or advanced periodontal disease.

Adults are more likely than children to experience gum recession or even bone loss due to gingivitis or advanced periodontal disease.

Over time teeth can become worn down and shift into different positions that can only be corrected with orthodontic care. Missing teeth can cause other teeth to shift and tilt, creating a bad bite and increasing the possibility of gum disease.

 Many adults received some orthodontic treatment as a child or teen, but never completed their treatments. As an adult, they choose to complete their orthodontic treatment to achieve the healthy, beautiful smile they always wanted.

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Our practice also recognizes that adults and children have different needs and require a different level of attention and care. We will work with you to ensure that you receive the most appropriate treatments and that your needs are met with understanding and respect from us.

There’s no age limit to a great smile, and Aria Dental caters to children and adults. For children, the earlier they get orthodontic treatment, the better and quicker the outcome will be.

Ready to take the first step? Discover your treatment options and receive an estimate for the whole period. Contact Aria Dental to learn more.

Reasons to Do Orthodontic Treatments

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Personalized Dental Care

Dr. Maryam Horiyat is a premier cosmetic, holistic, and biological dentist who is commonly considered the ideal choice for patients seeking the finest in cosmetic dentistry treatments. She has completed over 10,000 cosmetic dental treatments successfully, which function and look incredibly beautiful. See for yourself how rewarding dental treatments can be when you choose Dr. Horiyat. 


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