Braces aren’t just for kids anymore. Tooth alignment can be changed at any age if your gums and bone structure are healthy. We offer a variety of adult braces treatments that are designed for different age groups. A new smile can begin today. Orthodontic treatment at later stages in life can dramatically improve your personal appearance and self-esteem. Improving the health of your teeth and gums is equally important. Crooked teeth and a bad bite can contribute to gum and bone loss, tooth decay, abnormal wear of the tooth enamel and surfaces, headaches and jaw joint (TMJ/TMD) pain.
Good news! The new techniques and appliances we use in our orthodontist office greatly reduce discomfort levels, decrease the frequency of visits, shorten treatment time and may allow you to choose from several adult braces options. The days of metal bands wrapped around each of your teeth individually are long gone! Your options may include metal braces, clear braces, or Invisalign. During the initial examination with the orthodontist, we will be able to determine the best possible treatment for your individual needs. During this initial examination, we can outline the treatment plan, time of treatment expected and the approximate cost.
If your child is a patient at FUNtastic Pediatric Dental, you may have never thought about becoming a patient yourself, but it’s time to consider the option. At FUNtastic, we offer braces for adults as well as braces for children. You may be surprised at the advantages and just how easy the process is.
Crooked teeth, gaps, or other issues with alignment can be embarrassing, and when your smile isn’t perfect, it can even affect your self confidence. Adult braces help change that. They straighten your teeth so you can look and feel great.
Of course, adult braces aren’t just beneficial for cosmetic reasons. When your teeth aren’t lining up correctly, that can contribute to issues such as gum or bone loss. Crowding can increase your chances of decay as it’s hard to floss or brush in those areas, and unfortunately, a misaligned bite can also lead to jaw pain, TMJ, and headaches.
When you decide to see our orthodontists as an adult, our team at FUNtastic works with you to help you avoid these issues. Adult braces can correct misalignment, gaps, crowding, or other issues, and that helps you avoid potentially painful dental issues down the road.
It’s almost never too late for adult braces. As long as you have healthy gums and strong bone structure, we can work with you. If you’ve had cavities in the past or crowns on your teeth, that’s fine. We can put adult braces on crowns. If you’re unsure of whether or not you’re a good candidate, we offer free consultations to answer your questions and help guide you in the right direction.
When many adults think about braces, they often imagine a long drawn out process, and they may assume that they simply don’t have time. Luckily, that’s not the case. Through the years, adult braces have advanced a lot.
The process is more comfortable than it’s ever been before. It involves fewer visits, and we can usually straighten your smile with a shorter overall treatment time.
When you turn to adult braces, you get a range of options. You can stick with the traditional metal braces, but if that’s not your cup of tea, there’s also translucent braces, clear ceramic braces and Invisalign, With Invisalign, you use removable retainers to straighten your teeth, and those can be conveniently removed as desired for special occasions or when you want to enjoy a sticky treat.
Finally, when it comes to paying for braces, we try to make that process just as easy for adults as we do for our younger patients. We can bill your insurance if you have a policy, but if not, we also offer payment plans. Spread your payments out over a year and don’t even worry about the interest, or take a bit longer to pay with one of our long term payment plans.
A large percentage of our patients are adults and they agree that it’s never too late to improve your greatest asset – your smile.