More adults are completing orthodontic treatment than ever before. Whether for cosmetic reasons or to improve their overall dental health, Susan Baloul, DMD, MS, DScD, a dual-trained specialist in orthodontics and periodontics offers braces for adults living in Boston, Norwood, Brookline and Framingham, MA, as well as the surrounding communities, to improve their appearance by creating a beautiful smile.
Braces for Adults?
Braces for Adult patients account for almost 20 percent of all orthodontic patients. Many of our adult patients have never had orthodontic treatment while others wore braces when they were young but are concerned about their teeth shifting to appear more crowded.
What Does Braces for Adults Treat?
Some of the most common problems corrected include:
- Crowding or spacing of teeth
- Teeth that don’t fit together naturally or normally
- Jaw pain or pressure caused from crowded or crooked teeth
- Gum issues caused by misaligned or crooked teeth
Types of Braces for Adults
There are several types of braces for to consider. It is important to understand that while patients’ lifestyles are a factor in determining the most effective method of treatment, Dr. Baloul evaluates each patient and recommends what she believes will provide the best results.
- Invisalign clear aligners
- Damon Clear Braces
- Damon Metal Braces
- Ceramic Braces
- Lingual braces
- Self-ligating braces
- Traditional metal braces
There are many reasons for adults to want orthodontic treatment. Whether completing treatment that was stopped as a teen, or starting for the first time, adults wear braces to improve their appearance, maintain good oral health, increase their self-confidence and prevent major problems from developing in their mouth.
How Long Do YouWear Braces?
Like any other patient, the length of time that adults wear braces is based on the extent of the issues being corrected, the type of braces worn and how long they must be worn to successfully complete the orthodontic process. Most adults wear them between one and about four years.
How Much Do Braces Cost?
The cost of braces for adults varies with each patient. It is based on several factors including the type of braces and the amount of time they are worn. When providing the cost to patients, we discuss the details as well as our payment and financing options with OrthoFi. For patients with dental insurance, we ask them to provide us with that information when making an appointment, so we can determine if there is any coverage for orthodontics.
If you live in Boston, Norwood, Brookline or Framingham, MA, or the surrounding communities, and are considering braces, Susan Baloul, DMD, MS, DScD, a dual-trained specialist in orthodontics and periodontics, offers braces for adults to improve their smile. Contact us today and schedule your consultation.