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Embracing Adult Orthodontics

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As Aiea and Honolulu, HI orthodontists, our main goal is to improve the smiles of as many patients as possible. That’s why we gladly welcome patients of all ages because we know that it’s never too late to improve your smile and feel confident! While orthodontic treatment may be most popular for teens, about one in four of our patients are adults. There’s a reason why so many adults are embracing orthodontic treatment—because it works. At Morita Orthodontics, we offer a number of treatment options for adults, all of which have proven incredibly effective.

Options For Adults

We have a variety of orthodontic options available when it comes to treatment options. However, we often find that adults tend to gravitate towards three specific treatments, which we’ll explain in greater detail.

Harmony Lingual Braces

Harmony lingual braces are invisible braces that rest on the back of your teeth, making them completely unseen by others. These hidden braces are incredibly effective, as they are 100% customized by us based on your orthodontic needs. In addition, this is one of the lesser-known treatments because only select practices provide it. If you’d like to learn more about Harmony hidden braces, contact Morita Orthodontics.

Invisalign

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Invisalign is also a great option for adults and teens. In fact, Invisalign is one of our most popular treatment options. The Invisalign system uses a series of removable, clear aligners to quickly, yet subtly, move your teeth to their desired positions. Additionally, Dr. Scott Morita is a preferred provider of Invisalign, meaning that he has been specially trained in the Invisalign system. Most importantly, Dr. Scott has been approved to utilize this treatment in our Honolulu and Aiea orthodontics offices.

Accelerated Treatment

AcceleDent and Propel Orthodontics are advanced devices that speed orthodontic treatment immensely. These devices supplement orthodontic treatment and are used for 20 minutes a day to encourage faster tooth movement. That being said, if you feel uncomfortable in your orthodontic treatment and would like to move it along quickly, we suggest asking about AcceleDent Aura and Propel Orthodontics. After all, accelerated treatment options can speed up tooth movement by up to 50%.

Contact Your Aiea and Honolulu Orthodontists!

Next time you are in our Honolulu or Aiea, HI orthodontics office, be sure to ask a member of our team about the options for adult treatment! We will gladly take you through each option and form an individualized treatment plan that is tailored to your wants and needs. If you have any additional questions, please feel free to contact us by reaching out via email or phone.

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Notice of Temporary Closure

RE: COVID-19 (Coronavirus)

To our valued patients,

In order to prevent the spread of COVID-19 (Coronavirus), President Trump, the American Dental Association and the Hawaii Dental Association are recommending all dentists postpone nonemergency dental procedures for 2 weeks. Our practice is committed to protecting the community and avoiding using valuable resources that our first responders and frontline healthcare providers will need.

Our office will be closed effective today, Wednesday, March 18, and we plan to resume regular hours on Wednesday, April 1. If you are experiencing a true dental emergency including swelling or severe tooth pain, please call your general dentist office, and listen closely as emergency contact info will be available. For all nonemergent questions, please email us at office@moritaorthodontics.com.

We are so sorry for the burden this places on your schedules, but your continued health and safety are our number one priority. Our office is working diligently to reschedule all patients with existing appointments within the next 2 weeks. We will continue to evaluate the situation as it evolves and determine on a weekly basis when it is appropriate for us to return to normal orthodontic patient care. We ask for your compassion and understanding at this time as we all work together to keep Hawaii healthy.

Sincerely,

Your Morita Orthodontics Ohana