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Adult Orthodontics

Many people believe that braces are only for children and teenagers. However, more and more adults are undergoing braces or aligner treatment. According to Harvard Health Publications, one in five orthodontic patients is over the age of 18. It is never too late to have your teeth straightened so you can have a healthier, more attractive smile.

Having crooked, crowded, or gapped teeth can cause bigger problems than just marring the appearance of your smile. If your teeth are crowded or crooked, they are likely more difficult to clean and floss properly. This can lead to issues like gum disease, cavities, and other issues. Chewing may be uncomfortable if you have a misaligned bite. Braces can correct these and other alignment issues, and help you reach the smile you’ve always wanted.

There are several options available with adult braces. Some people wish for a more cosmetic option than traditional braces. Clear or ceramic braces are a great, inconspicuous choice for straightening smiles. They are made from tooth-colored materials that make them less noticeable when you smile. Clear aligners are another popular option. These custom aligners, which are worn over the teeth, are nearly invisible. They are also removable, so you can eat, brush your teeth, and floss like normal. Our orthodontist can go over your orthodontic options with you.

We welcome you to contact Wright Orthodontics at 630-208-1200 to learn more about adult braces in Batavia, Illinois, and to schedule an appointment with Dr. Randy Wright.


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