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Adult Orthodontics

Orthodontic treatment is not limited to teenagers anymore. According to the American Association of Orthodontists, one in five orthodontic patients is over the age of 21. Many adults recognize the significance of maintaining their health and desire to enhance their appearance. Consequently, adults from all walks of life are seizing the opportunity to undergo orthodontic treatment. Now, you can join them in achieving the smile that empowers you to be your best self. Allow us to assist you in attaining that confidence-boosting smile you deserve.

Why Should You Consider Orthodontic Treatment

  • Straight teeth contribute to overall dental health. Properly aligned teeth are easier to clean with regular brushing and flossing, reducing the risk of dental issues and potentially preventing other health problems.
  • A beautiful, straight smile can significantly enhance confidence. Orthodontic treatment not only improves dental health but also boosts self-esteem, providing individuals with a better quality of life and the freedom to smile confidently.
  • Delaying orthodontic treatment can lead to worsening dental issues over time. Untreated oral conditions may result in long-term health complications, ultimately requiring more extensive and costly interventions in the future. Investing in orthodontic treatment when needed can help maintain oral health and prevent potential complications down the road.


Adults can benefit from orthodontic treatment in many ways, like:

  • Aligning the teeth to create a more aesthetic and beautiful smile
  • Correcting relapse after previous orthodontic treatment due to lack of long term retainer wear
  • Improving the ability to brush and floss, especially for crowded or overlapping lower front teeth
  • Creating a better or more comfortable bite and ability to chew
  • Addressing missing teeth
  • Closing spaces between the teeth
  • Reducing excessive wear on the teeth due to grinding or poor bite
  • Jaw surgery to correct discrepancy between the upper and lower jaws

You can do almost anything during orthodontic treatment – sing, play a musical instrument, dine out, kiss, and even have your picture taken. Some adjustments may be necessary.

But, if you’re like the vast majority of adult patients, you’ll adjust quickly.

New techniques and materials have made wearing braces more comfortable and convenient than ever.

Treatment Options for Adults

For many adults, the thought of having metal braces is enough to discourage them from receiving treatment. However, today’s orthodontic treatment options offer a variety of braces and appliances that are comfortable, aesthetic, and customized to meet your needs. Types of braces include:

  • Invisalign
  • Clear Braces
  • Traditional Metal Braces


You will find that braces are more affordable today than ever. At David Ross Orthodontics, we offer a variety of convenient payment plans and accept many dental insurance plans that include orthodontic benefits.

The overall cost of treatment will depend on your specific needs.