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For Adults

Can adults wear braces?
Braces are not just for teenagers anymore. In fact, the American Association of Orthodontists claims 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.

Why would adults need braces?
Some adults never received orthodontic treatment as children to correct problems such as crooked or crowded teeth, overbites and underbites, incorrect jaw position or jaw joint disorders. Most adults, however are seeking treatment because of their desire for a healthier mouth and a more confident smile.

Braces have come a long way!
With the development of new materials and new appliances, treatment today is less visible, more comfortable and requires less office visits while in treatment. Orthodontic treatment options available today for adults are comfortable, aesthetic, and customized to meet your needs.

Some treatment options include:

  • Clear aligners
  • Ceramic braces
  • Lingual braces (behind the teeth)
  • Traditional metal braces

Braces can provide adults the same benefits children and teens receive. However, treatment may take longer than it does for children. The average adult wears braces for 18 months to 3 years. As with children and teens, adults may need to wear a retainer to maintain the results of treatment after braces are removed.

Why should you consider orthodontic treatment?
Straight teeth are healthy teeth - Teeth that are properly aligned are easier to keep clean with flossing and brushing, and may help prevent other health problems.

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

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. To learn more about the benefits of adult orthodontics, please contact our practice to schedule an appointment. We understand that you have a busy schedule, and we will work with you to make sure each office visit is as convenient as possible.