Orthodontics for Adults

You don’t get a second chance to make a first impression

It’s never too late to wear braces, and there are several options available to you that make wearing them more discrete and comfortable than ever before. You might be considering braces to correct a bad bite, tooth crowding, too much space between teeth, abnormal jaw pain, or to perfect your smile overall. Although traditional braces have come a long way, that’s not your only option. We have several different options that will fit your lifestyle such as:

  •  Radiance Braces: Nearly invisible, clear brackets made out of a crystal of heat-polished pure sapphire. They are stain-resistant, comfortable, these are a great
    alternative to metal and ceramic braces.
  •  Invisalign: Invisalign uses a series of removable, comfortable, clear aligners that gradually move your teeth into the proper position.
  •  Traditional Metal Braces: The most commonly worn braces, made from high-grade stainless steel. In recent years, metal braces have advanced to be more sleek and comfortable than ever before.

Differences between treating Children and Adults:

There are several differences between treating children and adults. Here are a few examples
of issues that arise in adults.

  •  Gum or bone loss (periodontal disease) — Adults are more likely than children to experience gum recession or even bone loss due to gingivitis or advanced periodontal
    disease. We will examine your mouth fully before recommending any form of treatment.
  •  Worn or missing teeth — Over time teeth can become worn down and shift into different positions that can only be corrected with orthodontic care.
  •  Incomplete orthodontic treatment as a teen — Many adults received some orthodontic treatment as a child or teen, but never completed their treatment. Our practice recognizes the differences between treating children and adults, and that each patient will have different needs. We will work with you to ensure that you are given the best comprehensive treatment regardless of age.