Your smile is often the first thing people notice when you meet them in person or virtually. These days, it seems that people are taking more pictures of themselves and friends than ever before. In fact, social media is full of close-up photos of people having fun and living their lives. If you don’t like the way your smile looks due to your teeth and gums’ condition, you should come and see us at Sunrise Orthodontics. There’s no reason not to feel confident and happy with your smile. Braces for adults are one of the options for straightening teeth and realigning your jaw, and many adults are considering their treatment options.

If you are an adult considering orthodontic treatment, you are likely asking yourself a lot of questions. These are some common questions most asked by adults considering braces.

How Much Do Braces Cost?

Braces come in a wide array of materials which contribute to the cost of orthodontic treatment. Our office works with metal, ceramic, self-ligating, and lingual braces for adults. When you come in for your initial appointment, and free consultation at Sunrise Orthodontics, our doctors and professional staff will evaluate your orthodontic needs. From the evaluation, they will be able to discuss treatment options, and which types of braces will work best for you.

We know that orthodontic treatment is a big investment, but we don’t want this to be why someone holds back from making a worthwhile decision to achieve a healthier and more confident smile. We will work hard to make a payment plan that fits your budget! We accept assignments from most insurance plans. In many cases, your orthodontic benefit will reduce your out-of-pocket cost even further. We conveniently take care of all of this for you by submitting your claim directly from our office, so you don’t have to!

Am I Too Old for Braces?

No one is too old for braces. Adults come in for orthodontic treatments for several reasons. Some adults had families that couldn’t afford braces to get braces when they were children, but as adults, they can now. Other adult patients have had an injury that is causing orthodontic issues to develop. Adults may develop issues over time that didn’t affect them as children, such as jaw pain or migraine headaches. Patients may have trouble cleaning and caring for teeth that are too crowded or overlap.

However, the most common reason that adults consult with an orthodontist is to straighten their teeth, so they feel and look better for work or their social life. Improving your smile is a definite boost to your confidence.

Why Should Adults Get Braces?

Adults should get braces to feel great and look great. If you are miserable due to pain in your jaw, crowded teeth, wide gaps between teeth, overbite, crossbite, underbite, or any other orthodontic issues, you should seek orthodontic treatment. You will discover that a perfect smile will cause you to smile more often. When you feel good about yourself, other parts of your life will also improve. Spending a relatively short amount of time on an orthodontic treatment will net you results that last for the rest of your life.

What Type of Time Frame Am I Looking At?

This question is harder to answer. Your orthodontic issues and options for treatment will determine the time frame you are looking at. However, you will get a good estimate of the amount of time your treatment will take when you have your free evaluation and consultation. During your treatment, your doctor will continue to update you if there are any changes in your treatment duration.

How Long Do I Need Braces?

This is similar to the last question. Your orthodontic needs will determine how long you need braces. At Sunrise Orthodontics, we will discuss all of your treatment options with you when you have your first appointment and evaluation. Then we can give you a much better idea of how much time you need.

What Type of Braces Should I Get?

The type of braces you get will, in part, be determined by what your orthodontic needs are. Some braces work better for correcting specific issues. However, your work life and lifestyle may factor into your choice, too. For instance, Invisalign offers near-invisible braces that won’t change your public appearance very much. Some adults choose Invisalign for that reason. Sunrise Orthodontics works with several types of braces, including metal, ceramic, self-ligating, and lingual braces for adults. Each type has specific benefits and drawbacks. We will be happy to discuss each type of braces with you when you come in.