PALMETTO
FAMILY
ORTHODONTICS

It’s always a good time to think about getting adult braces! While many adults worry that the time has passed to get orthodontic care, the truth is that it’s never too late to upgrade your smile! One in four orthodontic patients is an adult, and the numbers are increasing all the time.

Learn more about adult orthodontics, getting braces as an adult, and how seeking orthodontic treatment improves your life. Schedule a free exam with Palmetto Family Orthodontics today!

We Offer Several Types of Braces for Adults

The clunky, noticeable braces you may remember from your childhood have evolved! Modern braces for adults are sleeker and more comfortable than ever. We have many adult orthodontic options for every lifestyle and smile need!

Traditional Metal Braces

Even regular braces have gotten an upgrade! Our tried-and-true traditional metal braces are smaller and more compact, giving you an unparalleled alignment experience with additional comfort and style.

Damon Braces

Damon System Braces have a patented “self-ligating” design. While traditional braces require an elastic tie to connect the archwire to the bracket, Damon Braces have brackets that open and close like a door. This makes them even more compact and easy to clean, allowing you to enjoy fuller smiles during treatment!

Ceramic Braces

For patients who want an even more discreet treatment, clear braces are an incredible choice! Also known as ceramic braces, this low-key orthodontic treatment has clear brackets made from durable ceramic material. These virtually invisible braces for adults blend into the natural color of your teeth, giving you a much less noticeable orthodontic treatment!

Clear Braces

For patients who want an even more discreet treatment, clear braces are an incredible choice! Also known as ceramic braces, this low-key orthodontic treatment has clear brackets made from durable ceramic material. These virtually invisible braces for adults blend into the natural color of your teeth, giving you a much less noticeable orthodontic treatment!

Why Should You Consider Adult Orthodontics?

Investing in your smile is one of the best things you can do for your appearance and overall dental health. Many of our patients tell us how adult orthodontics has improved their lives. A straight smile gives them a spring in their step and the confidence to take on their day-to-day life with a more positive outlook! 

Plus, an aligned smile is also a healthy smile! When teeth are crowded, crooked, gapped, or have other bite malocclusions, they are at greater risk of plaque buildup. This can cause cavities, gum disease, or even tooth decay. By fixing your bite problems now, you can avoid costly dental procedures later.

What Else Do I Need to Know About Getting Braces as an Adult?

We’ve seen firsthand how braces for adults have improved the lives of our patients. Before seeking orthodontic treatment, it’s important to know that there are some differences between getting braces as an adult vs. getting braces as a teen. Here are some things to know about adult orthodontics:

  • Adult teeth are a bit less flexible, which may extend your treatment time.
  • Regular visits to your dentist and excellent braces care are key to getting amazing smile results.
  • Some adult patients may need additional intervention or dental work ahead of their treatment.
  • Making some minor changes to your diet and lifestyle helps you get a better smile later!