Adult Orthodontics – Atlanta, GA
Improving Smiles of All Ages
Even adults can have crooked teeth and uneven bites, and leaving them alone can increase the risk of tooth decay and gum disease; it can also make chewing more difficult and stressful. Today, one out of every four orthodontic patients is an adult, and today’s treatments are designed to be more comfortable and less noticeable. Call us today to schedule your first orthodontic appointment and get started on a long-overdue smile transformation.
Why Choose Duo Ortho for
- Discreet & Comfortable Orthodontic Treatments Available
- A Team That Speaks Three Languages
- Low Stress, Pragmatic Approach to Dental Care
Is There Such a Thing as “Too Old for Braces”?
Do you feel like you’ve missed the boat for braces? As long as you still have healthy teeth, that’s not the case! While it’s true that orthodontic treatment tends to take longer once the jaw is fully grown and set in place, it’s still possible for adults to have their teeth straightened and their bites corrected.
What Orthodontic Treatments are Available for Adults?
Aside from Phase 1 orthodontics and specific oral appliances that are only designed to be used during early developmental stages, adults can benefit from all of the same orthodontic services that are used to improve younger smiles. In fact, some treatments are actually more suitable for older patients. For example, clear aligners are recommended for adults more often than children because adults are more likely to have the discipline to follow the treatment plan.
Do I Really Need Orthodontic Treatment?
We recommend seeking orthodontic care – no matter your age – if you’re dealing with one of the following issues:
- Crossbite, overbite, or underbite, all of which can affect the way the pressures of biting and chewing put stress on your teeth.
- Crowded teeth that are difficult to keep clean.
- Teeth that are spaced too far apart, creating areas where bacteria can easily accumulate.
- Speech, chewing, or biting problems related to jaw misalignment or teeth that don’t meet up properly.
Will Insurance Help Pay for My Orthodontic Care?
If you have dental insurance, you’ll want to check to see if orthodontic care is covered. Each plan is different, and sometimes there are limits to consider. A plan that covers braces for children may not cover them for adults, but it may help pay for Invisalign. You can talk to your carrier directly to figure out the details of your particular insurance plan, but you can also call our office so that we can go over the details with you.