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 treatments that are designed for different age groups, including adults. 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.
The new techniques and appliances we use greatly reduce discomfort levels, decrease the frequency of visits, shorten treatment time, and may allow you to choose from several options. Your options may include metal braces, translucent braces, active retainers, or transparent aligners.
During the initial examination, we will be able to determine the best possible treatment for your individual needs. Both of offices in Waterford Lakes and Dr. Phillips have areas designed specifically for adult treatment. During this initial examination, we can outline the treatment plan, time of treatment expected and the approximate cost. A large percentage(~50%) of our patients are adults, and they agree that it's never too late to improve their greatest asset - their smile.