Orthodontics

Adult Treatment

Braces aren’t just for kids anymore. 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 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 wears 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 levels, 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 can be worn at night to improve mild cases of misaligned teeth.

During your full dental examination, we will be able to determine the best possible treatment for your individual needs. During this examination, we can outline the treatment plan, time of treatment expected and the approximate cost.

A large percentage of our patients are adults, and they agree that it is never too late to improve their greatest asset – their smile.

Types of Braces

Smart Clip

The Smart Clip is a self-ligating appliance system designed to hold arch wires in place without the small elastics that typically hold arch wires in place (ligatures). This advanced technology means reduced chair time and dramatically reduced friction, which can result in more efficient treatment and less patient discomfort. Hygiene may also be improved due to the elimination of elastic that tend to accumulate plaque.

Clarity

Clarity braces feature a comfortable design with a translucent appearance. Made from a hard ceramic material, these braces won’t stain or discolor. With the same performance as metal braces, many patients are now choosing the clear option – Clarity.

Other Options

At Advanced Cosmetic and Wellness Family Dentistry, we also offer teeth straightening with Invisalign and Clear Correct. Ask Dr Magyera or one of our other friendly staff members to help you chose a system that’s right for you.