With new advances in orthodontics patients with different problems can benefit from orthodontic treatment at nearly any age. An ideal time for placement of orthodontic braces is between 10 and 14 years of age, while the head and mouth are still growing, the bone is more malleable and teeth are more accessible to straightening.
If you're an adult, that doesn't necessarily mean that you've missed your chance to have straight, beautiful teeth. Braces are not just for kids. Many adults wear braces to correct minor problems and to improve their smiles. But the older you are, the longer the period of treatment. Most patients can count on wearing full braces between 18 and 30 months, followed by the wearing of a retainer for at least a few months to align tissues surrounding straightened teeth.
The problem is, most adults today just don't have the time for multiple office visits required with traditional orthodontics. So, being an adult you will need a program designed for a mouth that has finished growing. There are a variety of dental treatment options that are designed specifically to meet the physical and lifestyle needs of adults. In as little as two appointments, your teeth can get straightened and lengthened, the color, shape and contour of your teeth can all be corrected and balanced to give you a beautiful and confident smile.
Whether you're looking for clear or invisible braces, or an immediate transformation with "instant orthodontics," our dentists have options designed with you in mind.