About Adults and Braces
Not every patient who receives orthodontic treatment is a child or teenager. In fact, many of our patients are adults, over the age of 21. With discreet treatments options like clear braces and clear aligners, more of our older patients feel comfortable receiving orthodontics from Clear Creek Family and Cosmetic Dentistry.
Special Consideration for Adults
Orthodontic treatment can be just as effective for adults as it is for children, though it often requires longer treatment. This is because the jawbone has hardened and finished developing. Also, because gum disease is more common in adults, it can often interfere with treatment.
Prior to Treatment
Before you begin your treatment, our dentist will first examine you for any preexisting misalignment or dental issues. Certain dental problems, like gum disease or dental decay, should be treated before you start adult orthodontics in Killeen, Texas.
Types of Braces for Adults
Though many adults go through traditional treatments like metal braces, they are not the only options for orthodontics at Clear Creek Family and Cosmetic Dentistry. There are plenty of more discreet options for adult patients, such as tooth-colored braces, clear aligners like Invisalign® or lingual braces. (Lingual braces are attached to the inside of the tooth so they are hidden from view.)
Dr. Rohini Singh is glad to help patients both young and old. Phone our office at 254-200-1893 to learn how we help adults get a straighter, healthier smile!