Braces for Adults
Its never too late to have braces!
Orthodontics is not just for children and teens. Orthodontic treatment can be carried out successfully at any age. In fact, 1 in every 5 patients having orthodontic treatment is an adult. Adults seek orthodontic treatment for many of the same reasons as children. Some adults always wished they had a nicer smile but only now have the oppertunity to have braces. Others, who had orthodontic treatment as children, find that their previous treatment has relapsed and wish to have this corrected again.
Benefits of Treatment
Adults can benefit from orthodontic treatment in the following ways:
- Align the teeth to create a more aesthetic and beautiful smile
- Correct relapse after previous orthodontic treatment due to lack of long term retainer wear
- Improve the ability to brush and floss, especially for crowded or overlapping lower front teeth
- Create a better or more comfortable bite and ability to chew
- Address missing teeth
- Close spaces between the teeth
- Reduce excessive wear on the teeth due to grinding or poor bite
- Prepare the bite prior to other restorative dental treatment.
At OrthoClinic, we provide a range of high quality, discreet orthodontic treatments specifically for adults!
Many adults are concerned with the appearance of braces. Often, clear aligners (the invisible alternative to braces) can be used to treat mild crowding in adults. This technology involves clear removable aligners, fabricated through advanced 3D imaging to align the teeth. Each aligner is custom made and removable, making brushing, flossing, and eating uninterrupted.
Ceramic (Clear) Braces
Ceramic braces are made of clear materials and are therefore less noticeable then traditional metal braces. Since ceramic braces blend in with the color of your teeth, many of our adult patients who have cosmetic concerns find that ceramic braces are a great alternative.
Traditional Metal Braces
Our high quality stainless steel metal braces have gotten smaller and are more comfortable than before. Many of our adult patients enjoy getting to get creative and select color ties,while others prefer to use clear ties.
The fee for adult orthodontic treatment is determined the same way as child or adolescent treatment. It is based on the severity of the problem, the complexity of the correction, the appliances used and the length of time to correct.