About Adults, Invisalign and Braces
Braces aren’t just for kids anymore. In fact, one in five orthodontic patients is over 21. With the invention of more discreet orthodontic appliances such as clear braces and clear aligners, adults feel comfortable stepping out in public during all phases of treatment.
Special Considerations for Adults
While adults can experience the same results as children and teens in terms of achieving a beautiful, straight smile, the treatment can takes longer. This is due to several factors. Because the jawbone in an adult is fully formed, there could be some treatment limitations. In addition to that, gum disease, which is more prevalent in the adult population, could hinder the progress of orthodontic treatment.
Prior to Treatment
Before beginning orthodontic treatment, we will evaluate what underlying misalignment issues exist, and we will also check for pre-existing dental problems. We recommend that any oral health issues such as tooth decay and gum disease be remedied prior to orthodontic treatment.
Treatment Options for Adults
While traditional metal braces are sometimes used for adults, our patients typically choose a more discreet, convenient orthodontic option. We offer high tech clear ceramic braces or Invisalign® clear aligners as well as our high-tech miniature metal braces.
We welcome patients of all ages in our orthodontic practice. Give us a call for more information on how we can transform your smile!