Adult braces are perfect for anyone who had orthodontic work as a child, but the teeth have shifted. In other cases, patients may be considering them for the first time. In either case, Pridemore and Cox Orthodontics can help you enjoy straighter teeth, an improved bite, and a more beautiful smile. If you want to get braces, here is what you need to know about adult orthodontic work from the PCO Team.

Can Braces Work for Adults?

Absolutely! Braces work for just about anyone. However, there are multiple types of braces for patients with different needs. Orthodontic treatments include:

  • Metal braces
  • Damon System® brackets
  • Ceramic braces
  • Lingual (behind-the-teeth) brackets
  • Rubber bands for bite correction
  • Invisible braces

By scheduling a consultation, we can determine which treatment or combination of treatments would be best for your specific needs.

How Do I Get Started?

Getting braces can be a little bit daunting. At first glance, the process can seem pricey and slow. But at Pridemore and Cox Orthodontics, many of our patients soon find that braces are a great investment in their future and any discomfort is minimal. To make the decision to begin orthodontic treatment, we’ve compiled some questions you’ll want to ask before you get started.

  • What types of braces will work best for me?
  • How long will I be in treatment?
  • When will I need to come in for adjustments?
  • What is the cost of braces? Do you accept insurance? Do you require the full amount up front, or do you offer payment plans?

Asking these types of questions will help you understand what to expect during the entire process, which can aid your decision on the proper course of action.

The next step is to complete any prerequisite treatment. During your first meeting with Dr. Pridemore or Dr. Cox, we’ll need to take some x-rays and pictures of your teeth, and then help you determine an appropriate treatment plan. Recommendations may include some preliminary dental work before you get your braces, which can be an important step in making sure your orthodontic treatments are effective.

After we’ve evaluated your smile and decided on a treatment plan, you will be ready to complete any needed dental work and get your braces. Just like that, you’re on your way to a better smile! If you’d like to get started right away, call our office today!