Adult Treatment

Braces aren’t just for kids anymore. Tooth alignment can be changed at any age if your gums and bone structure are healthy. A new smile can begin today.
Many of our new braces patients are adults.

Orthodontic treatment at later stages in life can dramatically improve your personal appearance and self-esteem. We enjoy the discussions and the interaction that is typical of our adult patients. Many require a collaborative effort between several specialists in achieving the optimum results.  This is often times due to periodontal and other restorative issues that may be necessary due to the natural aging process. Many of our adult patients have had previous orthodontic treatment when they were teens.  They may have had permanent teeth extracted and are now seeing collapse of their dental arches and supporting facial features.  This is among the number one group of adults who are seeking orthodontic treatment today. Their restorative and reconstructive plans reach beyond teeth only and in many instances are truly transforming experiences that involve orthodontics as the foundation of their care.

We work hand in hand with each of our adult patients to explain in detail our recommendations for care and the realistic expectations for their results. Since adults are the fastest growing group to be seeking orthodontic care and often involve specialized treatment plans which involve implants, periodontal issues, and on occasion surgical intervention. Dr. McGill has surrounded herself with experts in all areas.  When necessary, she will direct you to these specialists to ensure that all aspects of your needs are met.  This multi-disciplinary treatment planning is what make adult orthodontics both challenging and so rewarding at the same time.  It is one of Dr. McGill favorite aspects of orthodontic care.

Good news! The new techniques and appliances we use greatly reduce discomfort levels, decrease the frequency of visits, shorten treatment time and may allow you to choose from several options. Your options may include metal braces, clear braces or transparent aligners that can be worn to improve misaligned teeth. Our Insignia custom Damon braces are patient specific computer generated braces and wires. They are designed to give you a custom smile.

During the initial examination, we will be able to determine the best possible treatment for your individual needs. During this initial examination, we can outline the treatment plan, time of treatment expected and the approximate cost.

A large percentage of our patients are adults, and they agree that it’s never too late to improve their greatest asset - their smile. Ask us about our “Damon Bracelift”!