Orthodontics for Adults

Orthodontic treatment is no longer
just for teens.

In fact, according to the American Association of Orthodontists, 20% of orthodontic patients are over the age of 21. Many adults are choosing to receive treatment because they understand the importance of maintaining their health and they want to feel better about their smile. Adults everywhere are taking advantage of the opportunity to receive orthodontic care, and now you can too. Come in for a complimentary consultation and let Dr. Nelson wow you with the easy and affordable options he offers for adult treatment, including Damon Clear brackets, Invisalign, and affordable in-house aligner treatment to name a few.

In the past, it may have been weird for adults to walk around with braces, but that's not true anymore. There are so many options for adults to obtain the smile they're hoping for. Our Damon Clear braces are hardly noticeable, and we also offer clear aligner treatment that is more affordable than Invisalign. Don't wait to love your smile because you're too embarrassed to wear braces as an adult - having braces may be the only thing that you have in common with the teenagers!  It will give you instant street-cred!


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The difference between adult orthodontics and orthodontics for children and teens:

The main difference to remember when treating adults or children and teens, is that in younger patients the jawbones are still developing. For adults, these bones have stopped growing, which may mean the possibility of orthognathic surgery to align the jawbones. Other differences include:

  • Gum or bone loss (periodontal disease) — Adults are more likely than children to experience gum recession or even bone loss due to gingivitis or advanced periodontal disease. Patients with straighter teeth are less likely to get gum disease.
  • Worn or missing teeth — Over time teeth can become worn down and shift into different positions that can only be corrected with orthodontic care. Missing teeth can cause other teeth to shift and tilt, creating a bad bite and increasing the possibility of gum disease.
  • Incomplete orthodontic treatment as a teen — Many adults received some orthodontic treatment as a child or teen, but never completed their treatment. As an adult, they choose to complete their orthodontic treatment to achieve the healthy, beautiful smile they always wanted.

Our practice also recognizes that adults and children have different needs, and require a different level of attention and care. We will work with you to ensure that you receive the most appropriate treatments, and that your needs are met with understanding and respect from us.

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Why should you consider orthodontic treatment?

  • Straight teeth are healthy teeth. Teeth that are properly aligned are easier to keep clean with flossing and brushing, and may help prevent other health problems.
  • A beautiful, straight smile builds confidence. Orthodontic treatment can help boost your self-confidence, giving you a better quality of life and the freedom to smile without holding back!
  • Mouths left untreated can get worse. Not receiving orthodontic treatment when it's needed can create long-term health issues costing you more in the end.