It's never too late for a beautiful smile!
Many adults (including celebrities like Tom Cruise and Cindy Crawford) are learning the benefits of having braces!
Are you wondering if age is a factor in determining if you are a candidate for braces? Our office has successfully treated patients in their 70's. Your age is not a consideration for orthodontic treatment as healthy teeth can be moved at any age. Upon completion of orthodontic treatment, many of our adult patients express to us how much they appreciate the benefits of a beautiful, healthy smile. A beautiful smile will boost your self-esteem, enhance your dental and overall health, and can help prevent periodontal bone loss, destruction of tooth enamel, and TMJ dysfunction.
With 1 of every 5 patients in orthodontic treatment being adults, our treatment options are designed for adults as well:
The most popular treatment option that our adult patients select. Ceramic clear braces blend in with the color of your teeth, making it less noticeable that you are wearing braces.
ClearCorrect invisible aligners (similar to Invisalign) are a popular option for adults who want a healthy, beautiful smile without wearing braces. These removable aligners are a discreet solution for straightening your smile.
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.
Do I Need Ortho Treatment?
Here are a few things to look for that mean you may need to see an orthodontist for an evaluation:
- Crowded, misplaced, or blocked-out teeth
- Jaws that shift or make popping or clicking sounds
- Protruding teeth
- Top teeth overlapping bottom teeth (overbite)
- Grinding or clenching of teeth
- Inability to comfortably close lips