Adult Orthodontics - Harrell Orthodontic Specialist
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Adult Orthodontics

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 that perfect smile they desire, orthodontics is 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 only for cosmetic reasons alone, even though we all know how more confident we feel with a beautiful smile to share. Many adults are now realizing the long-term oral health benefits associated with having straighter teeth. There is nothing but positive reasons to look into your options with a qualified orthodontist for your oral health and self-confidence.

 

Am I a candidate for adult orthodontics?

 

Anyone may be a candidate for adult orthodontics especially if your teeth are crowded, overlapping, crooked, or have gaps between them. Find out more about your treatment options by scheduling a free consultation with us today. A smile is a terrible thing to waste.

 

What should I expect during 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. Harrell 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.

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CONTACT INFORMATION

163 Alabama St. Alexander City, AL 35010

(256) 234-6353

info@drharrell.com