Should I Get Adult Braces?

There’s a common misconception that braces are only for kids. This couldn’t be further from the truth! In fact, countless adults are opting for braces nowadays. With so many different types of braces, we see people choosing adult braces now more than ever.

Why are so many adults getting braces?

As more and more braces options become available, adult braces are becoming an increasingly popular choice! Adults no longer have a sole choice of traditional, metal braces. They now have the choice of nearly-invisible braces, such as Invisalign clear aligners or clear porcelain braces!

How Do I Know if I Should Get Braces?

It can be tough to determine whether you’re the right candidate for braces without visiting your orthodontist. (This is why we advise that you schedule your free orthodontic exam with us for a definite answer, rather than an at-home speculation!) We even offer free virtual exams that can be done in the comfort of your own home! If you experience any of the following conditions or symptoms, it’s time to schedule your free consultation!

  • You aren’t completely confident in your smile.
  • You have crowding or gaps in your teeth.
  • You have a poor bite condition: overbite, underbite, open bite, crossbite, etc.
  • You have a speech impediment.
  • Your teeth are crooked.
  • Your top and bottom teeth don’t align properly when chewing or speaking.

Invisalign, Invisible Braces for Adults

Invisalign clear aligners are a popular adult braces choice for many reasons. Aligners have a clear, discreet appearance, optimal, flexible comfort and are conveniently removable. Adults who prefer a nearly-invisible form of braces find that Invisalign clear aligners suit their busy lifestyles, no matter what the day brings!

Lingual Braces for Adults

What are lingual braces?! This type of braces hides behind the teeth. Made of traditional, metal brackets and wires, lingual braces are bonded to the back surface of the teeth, instead of being visibly mounted to the front of the teeth. This form of braces is ideal for adults who prefer a metal form of non-removable braces, but don’t want their treatment to be visible.

Braces for Adults Cost

The cost of adult braces is comparable to any other form of braces! The age at which you choose to start your braces treatment won’t affect the price of your treatment. The cost of treatment depends entirely on your customized treatment plan, your insurance plan and the payment plan you choose. You can choose to pay-in-full for a special discount, pay through CareCredit financing, or pay with an initial down payment with low monthly payments and 0% interest! And the best part is that metal braces, clear porcelain braces, and Invisalign are all the same cost in our office!

When is it Too Late to Get Braces?

It’s never too late to get braces! Braces are for people of all ages. We even have a few patients in their nineties! Start your journey to a beautiful smile as a kid, teen or adult! The only thing that changes throughout the years is your choice of braces, so we have a variety of different types of braces to suit your preferences at any age.

If you still aren’t quite sure whether you should get adult braces, don’t hesitate to schedule your free exam with us! We have answers to all of your questions, and we will provide you with all the information you need to determine whether braces are right for you and which type of braces is right for you.

Our orthodontists provide braces and Invisalign in Viera, Merritt Island and Melbourne! If you’re wondering about Invisalign prices, removable braces, or the best orthodontic treatment for you, we would love to chat! Reach out to us today, or coast into one of our offices to get started.