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Orthodontics is not just for children and teens. In fact, 1 in every 5 patients in orthodontic treatment is an adult. No one is too old for orthodontic treatment.

New Lingual Braces – Incognito

Many adults are concerned with the appearance of braces. Incognito is a new bracket system that is used on the inside of your teeth. This technique developed in Germany is custom made for  each individual  patient. Most patient’s love they are completely invisible from the outside. There are other invisible retainer type braces that can be used to treat adults. This technology involves clear removable aligners, fabricated through advanced 3D imaging to align the teeth. For more severe problems, we can offer  clear ceramic brackets which are esthetically pleasing.

Benefits of Treatment

Adults can benefit from orthodontic treatment in many ways. These include:

  • Align the teeth to create a more esthetic and beautiful smile
  • Correct relapse after previous orthodontic treatment due to lack of long term retainer wear
  • Improve the ability to brush and floss, especially for crowded or overlapping lower front teeth
  • Create a better or more comfortable bite and ability to chew
  • Address missing teeth
  • Close spaces between the teeth
  • Reduce excessive wear on the teeth due to grinding or poor bite
  • jaw surgery to correct discrepancy between the upper and lower jaws.

Soreness/Discomfort

Orthodontic treatment is no more uncomfortable for adults than children. Adults undergoing orthodontic treatment report the same level of soreness as children (although adults are more willing to tell us about the soreness).

Typically, the teeth are most uncomfortable 12-24 hours after an orthodontic adjustment and will disappear within 3 to 5 days. Modern appliances are smaller and more comfortable to wear. Modern techniques, with the new titanium technology, put less pressure on the teeth to cause discomfort, while moving the teeth more rapidly and efficiently. It also decreases the time required between adjustments to every 8 – 10 weeks. Treatment time, on average, is completed in 18-20 months.

Cost

The fee for adult orthodontic treatment is determined the same way as child or adolescent treatment. It is based on the severity of the problem, the complexity of the correction, the appliances used and the length of time to correct.

Dr. Schacher has undergone additional training to better serve the special needs of adults. He has focused his training on jaw surgery, occlusion, implants and will coordinate treatment with your family dentist to address missing teeth and gum disease.

Our office has treated individuals in their 50’s, 60’s and even their 70’s. It is never too late to gain the smile you have always wanted.