There is no age limit on achieving the smile you’ve always wanted. The Sparkman Orthodontics team is excited to help our adult patients finally get their dream smiles with braces. While there is a common misconception that braces are meant for kids or teenagers, this appliance is a staple of orthodontics for patients of all ages. Braces have been perfected over the years to help adults get stunning smiles in a short and efficient timeline. Whether you’ve struggled with the look and function of your smile for years or recently decided you need a change, our team of skilled professionals can help you get the care you deserve.
Why You May Need Orthodontic Treatment
We serve a diverse patient base, and we understand that everyone is looking for something a little different when it comes to corrective treatment. There are many reasons to seek out braces treatment as an adult, including improved aesthetics, confidence, and oral health. You may need braces if you’ve been suffering from orthodontic issues that have never been treated or are experiencing new problems that have emerged in recent years.
You deserve a smile that inspires confidence and makes you proud to look in the mirror. We’ve witnessed patients who’ve had a complete change in their demeanor as they’ve progressed through treatment. If you’ve been hiding your smile for years, braces may be the perfect appliance to give you the smile makeover you’ve been looking for to provide you with a fresh start.
Not only are braces helpful in creating beautiful smiles, but also for creating more functional smiles. Many people don’t know that crooked teeth, overcrowded teeth, and misaligned jaws can make it painful for your mouth to perform routine functions and challenging to clean your smile properly. Orthodontics can be crucial for better oral health and the future of your smile. Each of our team members is highly trained and ready to help you start the journey to a signature Sparkman Smile with braces.
Our team is proud to have the trust of the community we live and serve in, and we will always work to maintain your trust by exceeding expectations. We challenge ourselves to adopt the most effective technologies and appliances to give you treatment options that work with your lifestyle. We offer a variety of braces so you can choose the appliance that will best serve your needs and future smile. These options include:
- Metal Braces – Metal Braces are a classic orthodontic treatment that has remained popular for generations because of their consistently spectacular results. They’re ideal for treating oral health issues big and small and have a high success rate. Over the years, this appliance has been refined to perfection, so it’s sleeker and more efficient than ever. We even offer customized options, such as colored elastic ties on the brackets so that you can add personality to your treatment.
- Clear Braces – Clear braces use ceramic brackets that blend in with the natural color of your smile for a more discreet appearance. These braces are equally as effective as traditional metal braces; however, the ceramic brackets are less durable than the metal version, so they may not be suitable for every patient.
- Damon® System Braces – The Damon bracket uses sliding-door technology known as “self-ligation” that allows the wire to slide back and forth within the bracket. This technology creates less friction and results in greater comfort for the patient. Additionally, Damon braces often reduce both treatment time and the number of adjustments that are usually performed.
How Long Does It Take to Get Straight Teeth?
We are excited to help patients of every age achieve a happier and healthier smile, but this process may take longer for our adult patients. While each appliance is optimized to give you a short and efficient treatment timeline, adult teeth and jaws are slower to move since their mouths are fully grown. One of our doctors will determine your timeline based on the extent of your orthodontic needs and treatment expectations. Many of our patients earn the smile of their dreams after about one to two years in braces.
How to Take Care of Your Braces?
It’s essential our adult patients maintain excellent oral health during their braces treatment. Adults are much more likely to suffer from periodontal disease, also known as gum disease, leading to bone loss and tooth loss. To prevent this disease and maintain your oral health, you should take special care to work your toothbrush and floss around your brackets and wires to rid your appliance of food debris and harmful bacteria. You should also continue getting your regularly scheduled teeth cleaning from your general dentist. By protecting your teeth, you can preserve the success of your treatment in braces.
How Much Do Braces Cost?
The cost of braces varies depending on the extent of a patient’s needs. However, we are constantly working to make our services accessible to the community. We offer flexible financing plans to help your family budget for this life-changing treatment in pursuit of this goal. We also work with many insurance providers to keep out-of-pocket costs down.