Orthodontics Treatment Adults

Whether you are 15 or 50, your age should not matter when it comes to having a great smile. Your smile is the cornerstone of self-confidence, so don’t let crooked teeth stand in the way of who you really want to be in the world. At our office, you will find orthodontic treatment comfortable and affordable.

What Can You Expect At Your Free Consultation?

Dr. Ricarda Prentice is a highly respected orthodontist who will take you step-by-step through how the correction process works. She will examine every factor affecting your alignment, and gum and mouth health. This detailed consultation is free and available when it is convenient for you. Book an appointment to talk to Dr. Prentice today to find out how to achieve your best smile.

Benefits of Adult Orthodontics

Many adults did not receive proper orthodontic care during their adolescence. But, it is never too late to get the smile you’ve always wanted. By getting braces or an alternative treatment, you can:

  • Improve the health of your mouth, from tooth to gum.
  • Fix misaligned teeth that can cause serious problems.
  • Gain a better understanding of your health through quality care.
  • Be confident in your smile.

Having an incorrect bite or teeth out of place can dramatically increase the chances of health issues including gastrointestinal problems, headaches, and ear pain. When your bite is not correct, teeth will gradually shift, causing other health concerns such as tooth decay, bite problems, TMJ (temporomandibular joint) disorders, headaches, and more. Dr. Prentice will help you establish a personalized treatment plan to help prevent these issues.

Now, there are lighter, less noticeable, more comfortable braces options available. Prentice Orthodontics offers alternatives to metal braces, including Invisalign® clear aligners and translucent ceramic braces. More recent technological advancements make braces and aligners more comfortable, which reduces the number of visits to your orthodontist.

Invisalign® for Adults in Broomfield

Invisalign® for Adults

If you aren’t sold on traditional treatment options, take a look at Invisalign® clear aligners. These barely noticeable, non-permanent aligners are easy to take on and off and can fix problems quickly.

 Advantages
  • Invisalign® aligners are hard to notice.
  • Invisalign® aligners are removable for eating and brushing. 
  • Fewer appointments.
  • No emergency visits for broken brackets or wires that are poking out uncomfortably.
  • Invisalign® aligners won’t interrupt your normal brushing and flossing routine.

Responsibilities

  • Remove aligners before eating and drinking anything but water. 
  • Brush and floss after each meal or snack. Any food or sugary drinks left on your teeth will be held there by the aligner and can lead to tooth decay.
  • You must wear your aligners for 22 hours per day.
  • If you don’t keep track of your Invisalign® aligners, they can be misplaced or lost.

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Ceramic Braces

Improve your smile without hurting your self-esteem using subtle ceramic braces. Ceramic braces are just like metal braces, except that they have clear or tooth-colored brackets that blend into the color of your teeth.

Advantages
  • Obtain excellent results with ceramic braces.
  • You can enjoy wearing fashionable, colored braces.
  • Unlike aligners, ceramic braces are permanent and won’t get lost or misplaced.
  • Ceramic braces are less noticeable than metal.
  • Ceramic braces are attached to teeth, so you won’t lose them.
Responsibilities
  • Require consistently good hygiene and care.
  • Restrictions on some types of food.  
  • Ceramic braces are more expensive than metal.
  • They fracture more easily than metal braces.

Adult Braces

If having metal on your teeth seems too unsightly, keep in mind that braces don’t have the same stigma as when you were a kid. The days of hiding your braces or being embarrassed about them are long gone. Now there are fun, colored options that can add flair to any metal braces. From now on, consider “metal mouth” a compliment.

 Advantages
  • Obtain excellent results with metal braces.
  • Enjoy wearing fashionable, colored braces.
  • Unlike aligners, braces are permanent and won’t get lost or misplaced.

Responsibilities
  • Require consistently good hygiene and care.
  • Restrictions on some types of food.  

Dental Retention

No more braces signifies the start of your retention period in which you will have to wear retainers to make sure your treatment results last. Dr. Prentice will check in on your smile to make sure teeth are not shifting once braces come off.

See Your Best Self

Don’t let crooked teeth stand in the way of who you really want to be in the world. We use a digital dental scanner to create a precise model of your mouth– a modern alternative to goopy, uncomfortable mouth impression molds. This new technology ensures you get a perfect fit, faster service, and, you can compare your present teeth to a digital simulation of your post-treatment smile.

Braces for Adults: How Long?

The amount of time needed for adult orthodontic treatment varies from patient to patient, but Dr. Prentice will work with you to establish a reasonable timeline of care based on your evaluation.

What About Appointments?

We get you in and out as quickly as possible so you can fit your orthodontic treatments into your busy schedule.

Full Patient Evaluation and Treatment Plan

Before you start treatment, Dr. Prentice will give you a thorough examination. She checks for facial balance and TMJ (temporomandibular joint). After completing her initial evaluation, Dr. Prentice will provide a plan for your treatment, including pricing, the time required, and any other factors to help you achieve the smile you deserve.

Price of Adult Treatment

A perfect grin shouldn’t be a luxury item. We have many different financial options, so don’t let the cost deter you any longer from having the smile you want. Please visit our financial/insurance page for more information.

About Prentice Orthodontics

As Broomfield’s premier orthodontic office, Prentice Orthodontics serves North Denver, Erie, Westminster, Thornton, Longmont, Lafayette, and Wheat Ridge. We pride ourselves in being one of Colorado’s best orthodontic practices, trusted by dentists and patients for our level of unparalleled, personalized care. Contact us today.

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