Can Adults Get Orthodontic Treatment?

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Despite how it may seem, orthodontic treatment is not limited to only children or teenagers. Adults are fully able to make the move towards braces or aligners if they want straighter teeth. In fact, our Carmel, IN, orthodontists welcome adult patients and celebrate anyone who decides to boost their self-confidence.

Here’s why adult orthodontic treatment never goes out of style and what your options are.

Why the Decision is Still Yours

It is absolutely possible to move your teeth into a more ideal position outside of your teenage years. That’s because, regardless of age, teeth will naturally respond to forces placed on them over time. This remains true whether you choose traditional braces or Invisalign® clear aligners.

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So, whether you’re 25, 55, or older, you can pursue orthodontics. Interestingly, adults receiving orthodontic treatment has increased in popularity over the years with 1 in 4 patients today being an adult. Dr. Davila and Dr. Hani aren’t strangers to helping adults set up personalized treatment plans so they can finally achieve their dream smile.

What Are My Orthodontic Options?

At our Carmel, IN, orthodontics office, we have plenty of treatment options to suit your needs. If you’re fine with metal braces, we can get started as soon as you’re ready. Prefer instead to have a more low-key look? We’ve got you covered for that as well.

Our core treatment offerings for patients include:

Interested in one of the services mentioned above? Our orthodontists and staff would be more than happy to assess your smile and discuss the best option for you. At the end of the day, we want you to be confident in your treatment choice and love the process from start to finish.

Simply give our office a call or set up an appointment online to get started! We’ll kick off your treatment planning with an initial consultation where one of our orthodontists, either Dr. Hani or Dr. Davila, will speak with you one-on-one. If you like the sound of everything we envision for your smile, we’ll schedule a time and day for your first visit so you can have your braces put on or receive your personalized aligners.

What to Remember About Treatment

Both children and teenagers are in the process of growing. This growth of course includes the mouth, teeth, and jaws. The less mature and dense the bone, the easier it is for Dr. Davila and Dr. Hani to influence with orthodontic methods.

Adults, on the other hand, are no longer actively growing. Treatment is still very much possible despite this, though it can take slightly longer compared to younger patients. To help brief you on all expected timelines, we can create a treatment plan tailored to your dental needs.

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Another factor to keep in mind with adult orthodontics, is how your daily habits will affect the outcome of treatment. For example, clenching or grinding your teeth either during the day or at night. Our orthodontists will coordinate with your family dentist to ensure problems such as these are addressed for the best results possible.

Achieve Your Best Smile

Orthodontics is not limited to children and teens. Our orthodontists in Carmel, IN, encourage adults who are not happy with their smile to consider trying either metal braces or a more discreet option like clear aligners. Give WestClay Orthodontics a call today at (317) 593-1400 today to request an appointment.

This blog post has been updated.

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