Braces For Adults
Orthodontic Care For Adults
Thanks to such advances in orthodontic treatment as clear aligners, more adults than ever are taking the opportunity to achieve a more attractive smile – as well as correct alignment issues that were not addressed earlier in life. Wiewiora & Dunn Orthodontics will develop a treatment plan to fit your lifestyle and give you the smile you’ve always wanted.
Why would an adult need braces?
For an adult, braces serve more as a quality of life and aesthetic decision rather than one needed to correct issues with the teeth and jaw. However, teeth continue to shift throughout life, so while you may want braces to make your smile perfect, getting braces as an adult can also prevent alignment issues that could eventually develop. Dr. Wiewiora and Dr. Dunn have extensive experience with adult patients, and can discuss treatment options during your consultation.
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What options for braces are available to an adult?
Because your treatment will be most likely just one for aesthetic purpose, you will have more options for the types of braces you can select:
- Metal Braces: If your dental issues are more complex (possibly from an unresolved issue from childhood), metal braces are your best option. They offer more precision, as they can fit into smaller areas where your teeth may be more crooked.
- Clear Ceramic Braces: Clear ceramic braces offer a lesser level of strength and integrity than their metal counterparts, but they will be able to blend in with the color of your teeth.
- Lingual Braces: Lingual braces are concealed within the mouth so nobody can notice you have braces. They are hidden behind the teeth.
- Clear Aligners: Is the shame of all that metal in your mouth too much for you? You can always opt for clear aligners. Wiewiora & Dunn are specially trained in using Invisalign as a tool to correct your orthodontic issues.
No matter what option for braces you select, the time you will spend with your braces will be the same. The average time for adult braces to correct align teeth is 12 to 18 months. At Wiewiora & Dunn Orthodontics, we will keep in touch with your throughout your treatment, scheduling regular visits to track your progress and aid you with any complications that arise with your braces.
What is the average cost of braces for an adult?
The typical cost of adult braces can vary based on what braces option you select. At Wiewiora & Dunn Orthodontics, we will work through the figures with you to make sure you customize your treatment with what you need, keeping in mind your budget and dental needs. We offer a variety of payment options, including an interest-free, no money down in-house financing plan. We additionally accept CareCredit, LendingClub, Visa, American Express, MasterCard, and Discover – as well as checks and cash.