Adult Treatment

By Appel Orthodontics
October 11, 2017

Braces aren’t just for kids anymore! Now, more than ever before, adults are seeking orthodontic treatment.

A beautiful smile is a valuable asset and enhances one’s self-esteem both personally and professionally. 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. A new smile can begin today.

Orthodontic treatment can help correct crooked teeth or spaces that you’ve been self-conscious about for years. It can give you the confidence and pride that come with straight teeth and a great smile. Orthodontics is also a key factor in improving oral health overall. Crowded and misaligned teeth can hinder cleaning efforts, thereby leading to periodontal disease (problems involving the gums and/or bone loss). Many adults are drawn to “invisible” ceramic braces and Invisalign, and new techniques like SureSmile, Damon Braces, and Insignia can often dramatically shorten treatment time. Orthodontics is appropriate for people of all ages and every effort is made to ensure that our patients feel comfortable throughout their treatment.

Advances in orthodontics have made treatment more comfortable and more successful than ever for people of all ages. Dr. Appel is experienced in working with other dental practitioners—general dentists, periodontists, prosthodontists, oral surgeons—to provide a comprehensive approach to your dental health.

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 greatly reduce discomfort, look almost invisible, 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 or transparent aligners that to improve mild cases of misaligned teeth.

A large percentage of our patients are adults, and they agree that it’s never too late to get your smile straight!

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