Orthodontic Care for Adults: Is It Too Late?

Have you ever wondered if it’s too late to get orthodontic care as an adult? At East Valley Dental Care, we believe it’s never too late to get the perfect smile you’ve always wanted.

Benefits of Orthodontic Care for Adults

Orthodontic care for adults is not only possible, but can be incredibly beneficial. Straightening your teeth can help improve your oral health, as well as your self-confidence and self-esteem. By straightening your teeth, you can reduce your risk of gum disease, tooth decay, and other dental issues. It can also help improve the look of your smile, which can have a positive effect on your self-image.

In addition to the physical benefits, orthodontic care for adults can also have a positive impact on your mental health. Studies show that people with straight teeth are more likely to feel more confident and secure in social situations. This improved self-confidence can lead to better relationships and career success. To learn more about the psychological impact of orthodontic treatment, The Psychological Impact of Orthodontic Treatment is a great resource.

Common Orthodontic Treatments for Adults

It is never too late to benefit from orthodontic treatment. Adults can benefit from a variety of treatments depending on their needs. Common orthodontic treatments for adults include traditional metal braces, clear ceramic braces, lingual braces, and Invisalign. Traditional metal braces are the most common type of orthodontic treatment and are made from high-grade stainless steel. They are the least expensive option and can be used to correct a variety of issues. Clear ceramic braces are similar to traditional metal braces but are made from a clear material, making them less noticeable. Lingual braces are placed behind the teeth and are virtually invisible. Invisalign is an alternative to braces that uses a series of clear, removable aligners to straighten teeth.

At East Valley Dental Care, we offer a variety of orthodontic treatments for adults that are tailored to each individual’s needs. Our experienced team of orthodontists can help you determine the best treatment option for you. To learn more about our orthodontic services, please visit our Orthodontics page.

The Cost of Orthodontic Care for Adults

The cost of orthodontic care for adults can vary depending on the type of treatment needed. Generally, traditional metal braces and ceramic braces cost between $3,000 and $7,000. Invisalign, a clear aligner system, can cost between $3,500 and $8,000. The cost of orthodontic care for adults can also depend on the complexity of the case and the length of the treatment.

The Impact of Age on Orthodontic Treatment Outcomes

Adult orthodontic treatment can be just as successful as treatment for younger patients, however, age can be a factor. As we age, our bones become less malleable, making it more difficult to adjust the teeth and jaw. Additionally, adult patients may have existing dental issues that can complicate treatment. That said, advances in orthodontic technology have made it easier for orthodontists to treat adult patients successfully. With the right treatment plan, adults can still achieve a beautiful smile with orthodontic care.

Tips for Maintaining Orthodontic Results in Adults

Adults who have had orthodontic treatment should be sure to maintain their results with regular brushing and flossing, and by visiting the dentist for regular check-ups. Additionally, it is important to wear a retainer as prescribed by the orthodontist, and to avoid hard or sticky foods that may damage the braces. Other tips for maintaining orthodontic results in adults include avoiding nail-biting and thumb-sucking, and using a mouth guard when playing sports or engaging in other activities that may cause trauma to the mouth.


For more information on the latest innovations in orthodontics, contact East Valley Dental Care at 480-890-2811 or read reviews on Google Maps.



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