Adult Treatment

According to the American Association of Orthodontists, one in five orthodontic patients is over the age of 21 – even A-List celebrities like Tom Cruise and Cynthia Nixon have been photographed on the red carpet wearing braces. A beautiful smile has no age limit and straight teeth are becoming increasingly important both to your dental health and self-esteem. Dr. Carr welcomes patients of all ages, and is an advocate of adult orthodontics. Come meet with him to determine the treatment that plan that will work best for your lifestyle and dental needs.

Why Should I Consider Orthodontic Treatment?

Not only do straight teeth look better but straight teeth also equal healthier teeth. If your teeth are crooked or over crowded it can make flossing and brushing difficult and can lead to dental problems such as decay and gum disease. Orthodontic treatment will help boost your self-confidence while also providing for a healthy new smile. 

  • A bad bite or malocclusion, causing teeth to fit together incorrectly
  • Crowded teeth
  • Gaps or spaces in between the teeth
  • Abnormal jaw pain or pressure that is caused by crooked teeth
  • Desire for a healthier mouth and a more confident smile

Types of Treatment

Grown-ups unite! Adult braces are no longer embarrassing. Modern braces come in a variety of styles, including braces that are not only comfortable but are more aesthetically pleasing.

These include:

  • Clear braces
  • Ceramic braces
  • Self-ligating braces
  • Lingual (behind the tooth) braces
  • Invisible braces