There are numerous benefits of orthodontic treatment for an adult. A beautiful smile can build your self-esteem. Straight teeth are easier to clean and maintain. An ideal bite allows for the teeth to function properly and prevent abnormal wearing of tooth enamel. Over time, if poor tooth alignment and bites are not corrected, they can lead to extensive and expensive dental procedures.

Adults of all ages are taking advantage of the opportunity to receive orthodontic care—you can too at Frial Orthodontics!

What’s unique about adult orthodontics?

An adult’s jawbones are no longer growing while a child’s jaws are still pliable, so there are many issues that are more difficult to correct in adults. If there is a jaw discrepancy, teeth may need to be extracted. In more severe cases, orthognathic surgery may be necessary. Other issues to consider for adults is they are more likely to have gum recession or bone loss from periodontal disease. Many adults may also have missing teeth or crowns on their teeth. All of these issues will need to be taken into account, but does not preclude an adult from accomplishing the beautiful smile they have always desired.

Treatment Options for Adults

Frial Orthodontics offers different treatment options from limited treatment to comprehensive treatment. Limited treatment can range from a retainer to Invisalign Express to partial braces. Comprehensive treatment can range from standard treatment to extensive treatment involving orthognathic surgery. Dr. Frial is well versed in the different types of treatment. We offer traditional metal braces, clear braces, and clear aligners like Invisalign®.

It is always important to follow Dr. Frial’s instructions on hygiene, appliance wear, and visit frequency to achieve a successful outcome. You should also continue to see your dentist every six months or sooner if recommended to maintain the health of the teeth, gums, and bone.

A large percentage of our Laguna Niguel orthodontic patients are adults, and they agree that it’s never too late to improve their greatest asset—their smile. Dr. Frial and our team listens to your concerns, but at the same time, we will give our professional opinion and provide information you may not be aware of. We will then provide different options and create a treatment individualize for you.

See what other patients had to say about their experience with Dr. Frial's Orthodontics for Adults!


“Just finished my orthodontia treatment as an adult. I recommend Dr. Frial and staff as the most top-notch practice on every possible level. You won’t find any better practice. I used him for my kids when they were younger and the work was excellent back then as well. When I decided it was time for me to do something about my teeth, he was the only one I consulted before proceeding. I just now read through the other reviews and they are all true! You won’t find a better orthodontist!” – N.S.

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