Adults and Braces
Braces aren’t just for kids anymore. In fact, over 25% of our orthodontic patients are adults. With the invention of more discreet orthodontic appliances such as clear braces and aligners, adults feel comfortable pursuing treatment.
Prior to Treatment
Before beginning orthodontic treatment, we will check first to see 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.
Types of Braces for Adults
While traditional metal braces are sometimes used for adults, our patients typically choose a more discreet, convenient orthodontic method. Options include clear or tooth-colored ceramic braces or clear aligners such as Invisalign®.