You’re never too old to be your best self! Orthodontic treatment is a change for the better, regardless of your age. In fact, the biological process involved in tooth movement is the same in both adults and children. When you visit us at Braces Omaha, you may even notice an entire family receiving orthodontic care! With highly effective and advanced treatment options such as Invisalign®, ClearCorrect®, and clear ceramic braces, orthodontic treatment for adults has reached an all-time high. Many of our Braces Omaha patients are adults who are finally achieving the smile they have always wanted.
Our Omaha, NE, practice is highly experienced in the specifics of adult orthodontics. It may be your first time receiving orthodontic treatment, or you may be seeking to correct prior treatment; either way, braces offer cosmetic benefit and will also add to the longevity of your teeth by improving your bite.
What can I expect during my adult orthodontic treatment?
Even though teeth can be moved and straightened at any age, adult orthodontic treatment is sometimes a more involved process than it is for younger patients. In certain cases, a combination of orthodontic/orthognathic (dentofacial) surgery treatment may be recommended for our adult patients with a severely misaligned jaw structure. If this is the case, treatment may require coordination with a general dentist, and we will work closely with an oral surgery specialist to make sure your treatment is safe, effective, and efficient.
Just like our younger patients, good oral hygiene habits are essential to the success of treatment for our adult orthodontic patients. In fact, due to the prevalence of periodontal disease in adults, it is even more important that adult patients practice excellent oral hygiene. You can also expect slight discomfort in your mouth and teeth after your adjustments, or when you are putting in a new aligner for your Invisalign treatment —this is temporary and completely normal.
At Braces Omaha, our goal is to create a healthy, straight, and beautiful smile for each of our patients, no matter their age. We’re confident that the benefits of your orthodontic treatment will far outweigh some of the temporary inconveniences, and we promise that braces will cause only slight adjustments to your lifestyle. Braces Omaha also makes sure to design your appointment times to fit in with work and school hours. We’ve got you covered!
Am I ready for adult braces?
Here are a few questions to ask yourself and your orthodontist before you begin adult orthodontic treatment:
- Are you willing to put up with minor changes in your appearance during treatment?
- Are you willing to abstain from certain sticky and hard treats, such as caramels and peanut brittle, during your treatment with us?
- Are you willing to endure some tenderness in your mouth and teeth after adjustments?
- Are you willing to cooperate with the instructions and suggestions of your orthodontist?
- Will you be able to make yourself available for your adjustment appointments?
- Do you feel that the long-term investment in achieving a beautiful and healthy smile is worth the cost of your treatment?
- Are your treatment expectations realistic?
All of us at Braces Omaha are sensitive to your busy schedule and we want you to know that we take late lunch hours to accommodate our patients during their workdays. We encourage you to come in for a complimentary consultation to learn how we can develop a treatment plan that is in step with your lifestyle and your cost considerations.
Adult Orthodontics in Omaha, NE
We encourage you to schedule a complimentary consultation with Dr. Stevens to discuss your orthodontic needs. Our welcoming staff at Braces Omaha will be happy to help and to answer any questions you may have. We look forward to caring for you at our practice in Omaha, NE.