Braces aren’t just for kids! Today, more than 25% of all orthodontic patients are adults — more specifically, they’re people who, for various reasons, did not have braces when they were teenagers. With the promise of better-looking braces, fewer appointments, less discomfort, and shorter treatment time, more and more adults are deciding that they want to improve their appearance, tooth function, and confidence.
We treat many adults — from patients requiring only minor tooth movement to major surgical cases with dentofacial deformities. Because adult jaws are no longer growing significantly, treatment is approached differently than with children.
Our orthodontists carefully devise adult treatment plans after discussing with patients their different options based on their main concerns. Adult patients are given a chance to become involved in their treatment plan after they are properly informed of their options. We offer Invisalign for those adults who want straight teeth and are opposed to wearing traditional metal braces.