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Orthodontics for Adults

Grand Rapids, MI Orthodontists

Who said only children and teens could undergo orthodontic treatment? It’s never too late to change the alignment and appearance of your teeth. Our Grand Rapids, MI, orthodontists encourage adults dissatisfied with their smile to consider traditional braces as well as more “invisible” options like LightForce customized clear braces, ceramic braces and Invisalign® clear aligners.

Orthodontics For Adults Grand Rapids Michigan

Am I Too Old for Orthodontic Treatment?

No, not all. In fact, 1 in 4 orthodontic patients today is an adult looking to improve their smile. Times have changed and Dr. Miller welcomes adults of all ages into our Grand Rapids orthodontics office to discuss all viable treatment options.

Very rarely does a patient’s age impact their eligibility for orthodontics. If you have always wanted straighter teeth but feel as though you’ve missed the cutoff for treatment, we assure you that you have not. Give Miller Orthodontics a call today and we can get started.

What Are My Treatment Options as an Adult?

Because every patient is different, what works for one individual in their teens may not work for someone who is older. It’s natural for our preferences to change over time as we mature and our orthodontist understands this.

This is where our initial consultation comes in. Dr. Miller will speak directly with you and figure out the form of orthodontic treatment that not only corrects misalignment or bite issues, but matches your current lifestyle as well. Patient comfort and confidence are very important before, during, and after treatment.

For adult patients who are in highly visible professions and prefer to pursue a more discreet orthodontic solution, Dr. Miller tends to recommend either Invisalign clear aligners, lingual braces, ceramic braces, or LightForce clear braces.

However, if you don’t mind the appearance of metal in your mouth, our traditional metal braces and self-ligating braces are fine choices as well.

Reasons to Straighten Teeth

Crooked or crowded teeth can complicate how well you keep your smile clean. For example, if you have teeth that are overlapping, daily brushing and flossing may not be as effective at removing leftover plaque.

The presence of an overbite or underbite can also put you at risk for wearing down your teeth in an unnatural way and hinder the ability of your jaw to function properly. Having our orthodontist examine your smile and committing to orthodontic treatment as an adult can mean improved long-term oral health.

Unchecked dental problems may also lead to:

  • Tooth decay
  • Gum disease
  • Chewing or speaking difficulties

Make An Appointment

Your age shouldn’t be the reason you delay your dream smile. Our orthodontists in Grand Rapids, MI, are confident they can help you correct unwanted dental problems and achieve the look you’ve always envisioned with the right form of orthodontic treatment. Call Miller Orthodontics at (616) 942-9320 or contact us online today for an appointment.

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