Braces for Adults

adult braces on an African American woman in Georgia

You are never too old to improve your smile! Whether you had braces in the past and your teeth have shifted or you just never loved your smile, Brookhaven Orthodontics helps adults in the Atlanta area achieve a smile they can be proud to show off. There are many benefits to straightening your teeth as an adult. 

Why get adult braces? 

From a dental perspective, braces can provide the following benefits: 

  • Prevention or improvement of periodontal (gum) problems
  • Prevention or reduction in bone loss around teeth
  • Improvement in ability of dentist to restore missing teeth
  • Improvement in function of teeth
  • Overall oral health improvement

From an aesthetic perspective, straightening crowded teeth can provide lip support. Lip support results in more fullness around the mouth giving a “facelift” effect and a more youthful appearance.

Types of Braces for Adults

Orthodontic braces no longer requires having a mouth full of metal brackets and wires. There are plenty of less noticeable options for straightening your teeth and achieving a smile worth smiling about. 

Clear aligners are the option you see most often advertised on tv. While there are “at home” or “mail-in” options available, it is important to make sure that your treatment is overseen by an orthodontic specialist. Not only will Dr. Cox will take the time to evaluate your needs and develop a customized treatment plan just for you, he will be there with you each step of the way guiding your treatment to make sure you achieve a quality result. Whether you choose Spark or Invisalign, clear aligners are a great option that fits an adult lifestyle.

InBrace is another great adult orthodontic option. This system of invisible lingual braces sit behind the teeth where they are not visible to the rest of the world. Additionally, because they use small clips instead of band to hold the Smartwire® in place, fewer appointments are required during treatment. 

How much do adult braces cost?

Brookhaven Orthodontics provides affordable braces for adults. Orthodontic treatment is an investment in your self-confidence and in your health. There are a variety of options to help with the cost of braces. Besides available financing options, we can help you to understand what orthodontic insurance options are available to you, as well as in-office and interest-free payment options. 

I’m an adult and I want braces, now what?

We are proud to be your choice for an adult orthodontist.  Call our office or fill out an appointment request form to schedule your complimentary consultation. We will discuss your specific goals and needs, take x-rays and diagnostic photographs and Dr. Cox will create your personal, customized treatment plan. It’s that easy to begin your smile journey!