Adult Braces

You’re Never Too Old to Straighten Your Teeth!

Every day more and more adults are making the decision to straighten their teeth. In fact, a huge number of adults are hopping on the braces bandwagon as they are not only interested in improving the appearance of their smile but also understanding the importance of an appropriate and healthy bite. Our expert Belton orthodontists believe that it’s important for patients to understand how orthodontics and occlusal relationships affect their oral and overall health.

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Importance of Orthodontic Care For Adults

The benefits of investing in orthodontics are not limited to cosmetic improvements. Orthodontic care in adults can help lower the risk and even prevent bigger health issues that could occur in the future. Overcrowded or overlapped teeth can lead to poor oral hygiene due to the inability to properly clean them. This not only increases your chances of tooth decay and other gum disease but also allows bacteria and active infection to eat away the bone – causing bone loss. This could also invite periodontal diseases down the road, which can be linked to serious health issues including heart disease, diabetes, Alzheimer’s, and so on. 

Besides deteriorating your oral and overall health, a misaligned bite can also cause teeth to destroy each other every time you bite down incorrectly. Over time, this could inflict severe damage to your smile that requires expensive and continuous dental work such as crowns, bridges, and even dentures or implants. Malocclusion (improper bite) can also exert unnecessary stress on the chewing muscles causing facial pain and other chewing or swallowing problems. Proper orthodontic treatment will correct your teeth once and for all, avoiding all of these health issues and even potential tooth loss. A straighter smile can also significantly boost your self-confidence and allow you to live a healthy life to its fullest!

Traditional Braces For Adults

Our orthodontists in Belton can use traditional braces to achieve a straighter, healthier smile. Traditional bracket and wire styles of braces are the most common orthodontic treatments available and are great for just about anyone. Metal brackets are attached to the front of your teeth and they’re connected with a wire that runs through them. These braces can use either clear or colorful rubber bands that help push the teeth into position. The treatment duration varies from case to case. However, on average it could last up to 12-24 months.

Other Orthodontic Options For Adults

Getting straight teeth doesn’t necessarily mean that you have to wear metal wires and brackets. With continued advancements taking place in the field of orthodontics, there are several options for our Main St. Orthodontics patients to have the beautiful smile they’ve always desired. When you visit us for your consultation, we’ll address all of your concerns and give you the best options available to choose from. Our orthodontists will work with you to find the most suitable orthodontic treatment for your unique needs and lifestyle. 

Here are some of the other services we offer:

  • Clear or Ceramic Braces: Ceramic or clear braces are a more discrete alternative to traditional metal braces. It uses clear or tooth-colored brackets which makes it more appealing to patients who are concerned about the aesthetics of braces. 
  • Invisalign: Invisalign is one of the most popular orthodontic choices among adults. These clear aligners are custom built for you and go directly over your teeth. It is discrete when you are wearing it and is easily removable which allows more freedom to eat and drink anything you want. Learn more about Invisalign.



Request an appointment online or give us a call. We are here to guide you through every step of the way and make your journey as pleasant and simple as possible.

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