Adult Orthodontics – Allen, TX
Get a Straighter Smile While Staying Professional
Orthodontics are typically associated with young children, but did you know that roughly 25% of all orthodontic patients in the United States are in fact over 18 years of age? Whether you’re someone in college or multiple decades into their career, you can still choose to straighten teeth and achieve the smile you’ve wanted your entire life. Dr. Jones and Dr. Hanson have helped many adults solve problems they didn’t think were solvable, especially using subtle treatments that let them keep their current appearance. To learn more about our options for adult orthodontics in Allen, TX, schedule a FREE consultation by giving us a call today.
Why Choose Allen Orthodontics for Adult Orthodontics?
- Highly Experienced Orthodontists By Your Side
- Invisalign Clear Aligners Available
- Clear/Ceramic Braces for More Complex Cases
The Difference Between Adult & Childhood Orthodontics
One of the reasons why orthodontics is recommended for children in most cases is because the bones of the face and jaw are not fully set. This makes them much easier to manipulate with orthodontic treatment. So, if we want to straighten the teeth or realign the bite, you want to start young. Adults have bones that are completely hardened, so while it’s still possible to shift the teeth and bite, the process will take a little longer (particularly for very advanced orthodontic issues). In certain cases, corrective surgery is the only option. Thankfully, Dr. Jones and Dr. Hanson are typically able to provide exactly what an adult patient needs. Through a gentle, non-invasive approach, they can help you achieve results that last a lifetime.
Our Adult Orthodontic Treatment Options
- Invisalign: See-through plastic aligner trays are used to shift teeth, allowing patients to discreetly straighten their smile without people around them even noticing they are undergoing treatment. The trays are so thin that they essentially disappear when worn. Additionally, the trays can be removed whenever needed. That means you can eat the foods you want and practice the same oral hygiene routine you’re already used to, something that cannot be said when wearing traditional braces.
- Clear/Ceramic Braces: Much like traditional braces, clear/ceramic braces use brackets and wires to shift teeth. The main difference is if you saw someone wearing them, you probably wouldn’t even notice. This is because the materials used to create clear/ceramic braces are either transparent or designed to blend in with existing enamel. This makes them far more discreet-looking than metal braces, which are typically silver-colored. The good news is you don’t have to sacrifice effectiveness just to maintain your smile’s appearance.