Orthodontics for Adults

Rediscover your confidence and embrace your smile journey with our specialized orthodontic solutions for adults. From discreet options to tailored treatments, we're here to help you achieve the smile you've always dreamed of, no matter your age.

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Orthodontics for adults 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.

Teeth Can Shift

Believe it or not, your teeth don’t stop moving in adolescence. Teeth that seemed straight and aligned in youth could have shifted later in life.

This can lead to jaw pain, trouble brushing, or a smile you’re unhappy with.

Maintaining Dental Health

If you leave misaligned teeth untreated, you may end up with other dental problems such as tooth decay and gum disease.

You may also notice difficulty chewing or abnormal wear on the surface of your teeth.

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Adult Orthodontics FAQ

Get expert answers to common questions, empowering you to make informed decisions and embark on your smile transformation journey with confidence.
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  • Why is orthodontic treatment important for adults?

    • Can help prevent or improve periodontal problems
    • Can help prevent or reduce further bone loss around teeth
    • Improves ability of the dentist to restore missing teeth
    • Improves aesthetics for a better smile and facial appearance
    • Improves function of teeth
    • Improves self-confidence and self-esteem
    • Improves oral health
  • Does orthodontic treatment work for adults?

    Yes. Healthy teeth can be moved at any age. Many orthodontic problems can be corrected as easily for adults as for children. Orthodontic forces move teeth in the same way for both adults and children.

  • Do my appliances have to show?

    Many options are available today to minimize the appearance of braces. Today’s braces are smaller and sleeker, and some are next-to-invisible.

    Our doctors can advise you about options that will fit your particular needs. You can find more information about types of braces, including Invisalign, here.

    These options allow you to have flexibility and discretion during your treatment.

  • Will orthodontic treatment fit my lifestyle?

    You can do almost anything during orthodontic treatment – sing, play a musical instrument, dine out, kiss, and even have your picture taken. Some adjustments may be necessary. But, if you’re like the vast majority of adult patients, you’ll adjust quickly.

    New techniques and materials have made wearing braces more comfortable and convenient than ever.

  • Am I a good fit for orthodontic treatment?

    During your consultation, our doctors can determine if you will benefit from treatment. After carefully analyzing the nature of your needed correction, our doctors will recommend the best course of treatment for improving your smile, including the different types of braces that are best for you.

  • I'm missing some teeth. Can orthodontic treatment improve my bite?

    Orthodontic treatment can create or hold space to replace missing teeth. Our doctors will work with your dentist or dental specialist. They will provide bridges or implants so that you can achieve the best result.

  • I've been treated for gum disease. Can my teeth be straightened?

    Our doctors will consult with your dentist and/or periodontist about the health of your gums. If you are a candidate for orthodontic treatment, you will continue regular supervision with your dentist and periodontist. In many cases, tooth alignment can improve the health of the gums.

  • How much does treatment cost?

    The cost of orthodontic treatment will depend on many factors, including the severity of the problem, its complexity and length of treatment. Our doctors will be glad to discuss the cost with you before treatment begins.

    You’ll find that braces are more affordable today than ever. At Foothill Orthodontics, we offer a variety of convenient payment plans and accept many dental insurance plans that include orthodontic benefits.

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