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Are you an adult interested in adult orthodontic braces?

May 28, 2024Near You, Pediatric Dentistry

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Why do adults get orthodontic braces?

Sometimes people will ask us– why would an adult get braces? There are plenty of reasons an adult would choose orthondontics after childhood:

  • Improve the teeth’s ability to bite and chew correctly1
  • Allow restoration of missing teeth1  
  • Improve the aesthetics of the smile and face appearance 1 2
  • Correct misalignments to enhance general oral health1 2 3
  • Increase self-worth and confidence 1 2 
  • Avoid jaw strain, teeth decay, gum disease, and abnormal tooth wear 1 3

If your teeth bother you, why not fix them?


Types of Braces for Adults interested in Orthodontics:

Traditional Metal Braces –
still one of the most common and effective options, especially for more significant teeth or bite issues.

Clear/Ceramic Braces –
tooth-colored ceramic brackets that blend in with natural teeth for a more discreet appearance.

Lingual Braces –
metal brackets attached to the back/tongue side of teeth, making them virtually invisible from the front.

Clear Aligner Trays (e.g. Invisalign) – removable, clear plastic trays that are nearly invisible and don’t require brackets.

Which one of these adult orthodontic braces or options is right for the individual depends on a variety of factors: severity of issue, cost, time the adult is willing to pursue treatment, willingness to change habits, etc.

Want a Free adult orthodontic braces consultation?

Whether you choose Great Smiles or a different local orthodontist, we recommend you ask for a free consultation to consider your options.

Adult orthodontic braces

Adult orthodontic braces refer to the various orthodontic treatment methods, both visible and discreet, that are specifically tailored to address teeth alignment and bite issues in patients over 18 years old, while considering the unique needs and preferences of adult patients.

Positive Communication

Choose a children’s dental practice near you where you and your child feel comfortable. You want good, effective communication and education. Look for a pediatric dentist who takes the time to explain procedures in a child-friendly manner, addressing any concerns or questions your child may have. 

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Final Thoughts on Finding a Pediatric Dentist Near You

Friendly staff and dentists who are skilled in interacting with children can help alleviate anxiety and create a positive dental experience for you and your child. Have a conversation with the staff when you call or ask to have a quick conversation with one of the pediatric dentists before you make an appointment.

Or, if you go and something does not fit about the experience– the service, the location near you, the atmosphere– then switch to a different dentist for your kids.

By prioritizing your child’s comfort, communication, and comprehensive care, you can ensure that they receive the best possible dental experience and lay the foundation for a lifetime of oral health.