Embrace the Journey to Your Best Smile
GREAT SMILES AT ANY AGE
Simple. Straight. Empowered
Did you know that according to the American Association of Orthodontics, one in four orthodontic patients is an adult? Teeth move in response to forces placed on them over time, so it is never too late for orthodontics. At Varble Orthodontics, our adult patients fall into two categories, those who have never received treatment, and those who have but notice shifting in their teeth. Most adults come into our office ready for an aesthetic change for their smile, but they often gain a change in their overall health.
If you make time for meal prepping, working out, and practicing self-care tactics, then you should add treating orthodontic issues to your overall health plan. Correcting misaligned teeth can significantly decrease future dental problems like tooth decay, gum disease and difficulty chewing. Properly aligned teeth are easier to keep clean and healthy. Ideal teeth alignment can even decrease the likelihood of future systemic health problems such as heart disease and diabetes. At Varble Orthodontics, we believe it is never too late to invest in your smile.
Braces for Adults
Smile Beautifully During Your Orthodontic Treatment
Are you ready for a new smile, but nervous about the look of braces? Fear not because at Varble Orthodontics, traditional braces are a thing of the past. For his adult patients, Dr. Varble uses clear, Self-Ligating braces by Empower Clear. Unlike traditional braces that use elastic ties or metal wires to secure the archwire, self-ligating braces have a built-in mechanism in the bracket to hold the archwire in place. This means no elastic ties that require frequent tightening appointments. Benefits of clear, self-ligating braces are:
- More aesthetic than traditional braces
- Shorter, less frequent appointments
- Efficient tooth movement
- Decreased treatment time and faster results
At Varble Orthodontics, we understand our patients are busy and have a lot of responsibilities. We don’t want your treatment process to feel like added work. Our clear, self-ligating braces are more aesthetic than traditional braces and require less thinking than clear aligners. If you are ready to improve your smile but want little interruptions in your daily life, our clear, self-ligating braces are the solution for you!
I went here to get Invisalign and from the first appointment to the last everything went perfectly. The staff is great. The scheduling was easy. I was in and out quickly with each visit. Highly recommended!
Adult Braces FAQ
What You Should Know About Braces Treatment
There is no age limit for braces. As long as your teeth are healthy and dentally fit, you are a candidate for braces.
It all depends on the treatment plan Dr. Varble creates for you. Every treatment time is different but on average, treatment can take anywhere from 12- 36 months.
Take a little extra care when brushing and flossing to be sure your teeth are clean and free of food. An electric toothbrush works best and to floss, simply thread the floss underneath the archwire.
During treatment, avoid foods like popcorn and sticky candy. Slice foods like apples and avoid chewing ice.
Just like the treatment time, the cost of braces depends on your treatment plan and the amount covered by insurance. Our wonderful staff will make sure to cover all payment options with you before you begin treatment.