Adult Orthodontics

Adult Orthodontics at E Line Orthodontics in Carrollton, TX

Everyone deserves a smile they can be proud of, and many achieve straightened, well-aligned teeth after undergoing orthodontic treatment as a child. But for adults who do not have the privilege of having straight teeth, orthodontics are still an option. In fact, there is no such thing as being too old for orthodontic treatment. More adults than ever are seeking straighter teeth – perhaps due to advancements in modern dentistry that allow for more discreet and less invasive orthodontic treatments. And braces aren’t becoming popular for cosmetic reasons alone. Rather, many adults are realizing the long-term oral health benefits associated with having straighter teeth.

Did you know?

There are many myths surrounding braces and adult orthodontics:

  • MYTH: Adults don’t get braces.
  • FACT: This is no longer true.  In this day and age people of all ages want to show their radiant grin.  According to the American Association of Orthodontist (AAO) 28% of patients treated in 2014 were adults (At E Line Orthodontics, about 40% are adults).  The AAO also conducted a survey in adults who had completed orthodontic treatment and 75% reported improvements in their CAREER or PERSONAL RELATIONSHIPS and an overwhelming 92% recommended orthodontic treatment to other adults.  Regardless of what journal or newspaper you’d read, it’s a fact that adults are hopping into the braces bandwagon in search for aesthetic and self esteem improvement.  What many adults don’t realize is the overall health benefit and huge money savings that having a functional bite will bring.
  • MYTH: Braces are too embarrassing as an adult.
  • FACT: Today’s braces can be made from ceramic to blend in with your natural tooth shade. Many adults also opt for removable braces made of clear and discreet aligning trays.
  • MYTH: I don’t want to spend years in braces.
  • FACT: Depending on condition, you probably won’t have to. Many adults complete orthodontic treatment in just months.

Frequently Asked Questions

Am I a candidate for adult orthodontics at E Line Orthodontics in Carrollton?

You may be a candidate for adult orthodontics if your teeth are crowded, overlapping, crooked, or have gaps between them. To find out more about your treatment options, schedule a consultation with your orthodontist.

What should I expect during E Line Orthodontics in Carrollton adult orthodontic treatment?

During your orthodontic screening, you will undergo an examination and digital imaging to determine the position of your teeth and bite. Dr. Chang at E Line Orthodontics in Carrollton will map out a treatment plan designed to give you the straightest teeth possible in the least amount of time. Depending on the type of braces you choose – traditional or removable – you’ll be fitted for your appliance and given instructions on how frequently to return for follow-up appointments.

Will I need to follow any special instructions while I have my braces?

Yes. If you are wearing clear aligners, you’ll need to change out your trays every few days or weeks. You’ll also be instructed to wear your aligners at all times, with the exception of during meals and while brushing your teeth. If you have traditional metal or ceramic braces, you may be given special instructions to avoid biting down on hard or chewy foods, such as popcorn kernels, ice and taffy.