As an adult, you may have heard (or believe) that it’s too late for you to get braces. But we’ve got good news for you… It’s never too late for braces! We really mean it. Yes, adults can get braces and yes, there are more favorable treatment options, like invisible braces for adults, available.
You may not have been able to undergo orthodontic treatment as a teen, but that doesn’t mean you have to deal with crooked teeth, or a bite condition (overbite, underbite crossbite, open bite) for the rest of your life.
No matter your age, it’s never too late to start living your greatest quality of life.
Orthodontic treatment isn’t just about a gorgeous smile. Braces or Invisalign® can treat and prevent a number of conditions, like gum disease, cavities, and bone loss, to name a few. That’s because misaligned teeth or overlapping teeth harbor more spaces for bacteria to grow. Beautifully-aligned teeth make it easy to brush all surfaces and floss between each tooth thoroughly.
Are there Side Effects of Braces for Adults?
Are there any inherent side effects of braces for adults? No, not necessarily.
Although, it’s important to know that treatment times for adults are generally longer than treatment periods for teens or children.
In the childhood and early teen years, the teeth and jaw bones are more susceptible to modification, as treatment works alongside their natural development. Once the teeth and jaw bones have stabilized and are fully-developed, orthodontic treatment has to reverse any conditions that have progressed.
Other than longer treatment lengths, there aren’t many differences between orthodontic treatment for adults Vs. teens and children. Adults can still expect to experience some minor soreness and tenderness (that teens and children do) during the first few weeks of treatment, as the teeth adjust.
Braces For Adults Before and After
When you choose Fishbein Orthodontics for braces, you can expect exceptional results. The ‘after’ of your treatment will delight you!
We understand that the “during” phase is the biggest concern for adults. That’s why we offer invisible braces for adults who prefer a discreet treatment option that isn’t as noticeable as traditional braces.
When you visit us for your complimentary consultation, we’ll help you decide which treatment is best for your case! In the meantime, check out these incredible before-and-after photos to see what orthodontic treatment at Fishbein Orthodontics can do for you.
Affordable Braces for Adults Without Insurance
If you’re looking for affordable braces for adults without insurance, we can help you create an affordable payment plan to help you cover the cost of treatment.
It’s true that braces cost less with dental insurance, but we still offer affordable solutions for patients without dental insurance. During your first visit to one of our convenient locations, we’ll discuss your current condition, your treatment options, and your payment options to make the price of adult braces affordable.
Still have questions about adult braces?
Please don’t hesitate to reach out to us with any questions! We love to hear from you. We’re here to guide you through your treatment process, from your very first visit, to your last appointment.