An Orthodontist’s Guide To Adult Orthodontics

An adult woman after orthodontic treatment at FreySmiles Orthodontics

When most people think of orthodontic treatment, they think of their friends’ colorful braces in middle school. Many people think that they are too old for orthodontic treatment or that it is too late to get the smile of their dreams. But we have a secret for you: it is never too late to visit an orthodontist for a beautiful, healthy smile. 

Adult Orthodontics is More Common Now than Ever

Sometimes, people don’t need to wear braces as children but as we age, our teeth naturally shift and move, which can cause orthodontic issues to pop up.

Now more than ever, adults are taking their orthodontic and oral health into their own hands and seeking out treatment. In fact, according to the American Association of Orthodontists (AAO), one in four patients undergoing orthodontic treatments are over the age of 18.

Despite popular belief, straightening an adult’s teeth is not so different from straightening a child’s teeth. Treatment time might take a bit longer since adult bone tissue is denser, but the process is the same.

Invisible Options: Adult Braces in the Lehigh Valley

Because our office uses the latest technology in orthodontics, we provide our adult patients with healthy, beautiful smiles in the most comfortable way and least amount of time. We have Damon braces and Invisalign and can give you a beautiful healthy smile without interfering with your lifestyle or work.  

We recommend Invisalign to many of our adult patients. Invisalign is nearly Invisible – they straighten your teeth without metal brackets or wires. This is the perfect treatment for adults looking to give their confidence a boost. Your colleagues, clients, and family won’t see your braces, they will just notice your beautiful smile!

Our office is among the top Invisalign providers in the US, ensuring you a comfortable, effective way to straighten your teeth in less time. With an average treatment time of just 12 to 16 months, we can help you achieve your desired smile in half the time. Check out our Invisalign solutions.

Clear ceramic braces are also very popular with adult patients. These braces work through a self-ligating system, meaning they will need fewer adjustments. Learn more about the types of braces we offer to adult patients. 

Paying for Orthodontic Treatment

Orthodontic care at FreySmiles Orthodontics is both high-quality AND affordable. We offer no-interest, extended financing to spread your payments over the total length of treatment. We will work with you to develop a payment plan that fits your needs. 

If you are considering orthodontic treatment check with your insurance company to understand what your policy covers for orthodontia. Policies are evolving to make sure that orthodontic treatment is insurance-covered so you don’t have to bear the burden alone. 

Adult Orthodontics in the Lehigh Valley

Dr. Daniel Frey and Dr. Gregg Frey are two of the leading orthodontists in the Lehigh Valley. FreySmiles Orthodontics has over 40 years of orthodontic experience and is within the top 1% of Invisalign providers in the country.  Your smile will always be in great hands with our team. 

Make an appointment today at one of our 4 convenient locations in Allentown, Bethlehem, Schnecksville, and Lehighton.