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Adult Orthodontics Specialist

City Smiles Dental and Orthodontics

Orthodontists & Cosmetic & Family Dentistry located in Houston, TX

If you’re over the age of 18 and you’ve thought about orthodontics to straighten your teeth or correct a problem with your bite, you’re not alone. According to the American Association of Orthodontists, adults make up an estimated 27% of all orthodontics patients. Gustavo Salas DD, MS, and the orthodontic team at City Smiles Dental and Orthodontics help men and women overcome a broad range of orthodontic concerns. Adult orthodontics can enhance how you feel about yourself and the way you look by building a beautiful smile. To request a consultation for adult orthodontics, call the Houston, Texas, office, or book online today.

Adult Orthodontics Q & A

What is adult orthodontics?

Orthodontic care corrects problems with your teeth that influence the way they look and function. Orthodontic issues can make it difficult for you to bite, chew, or speak, and affect the appearance of your smile.

It’s quite common for adolescents and teenagers to wear braces and other types of orthodontic devices. However, orthodontic treatments for adults have become prevalent in the last two decades. 

Orthodontic care can shift adult teeth just as it can for younger patients. Because adult teeth have finished growing, treatment may take a little longer than it does for a teenager, but you can still enjoy stunning results once you complete your orthodontic program.

Which conditions can adult orthodontics treat?

Orthodontic care can do much more than simply straighten your teeth. The team of skilled orthodontists at City Smiles Dental and Orthodontics can treat a broad range of adult orthodontic concerns. 

Some of the conditions adult orthodontics can address include:

  • Crooked teeth
  • Protruding teeth
  • Overbite
  • Underbite
  • Crossbite
  • Open bite
  • Misalignment
  • Jaw pain

The skilled orthodontists at City Smiles Dental and Orthodontics design customized treatment plans for men and women to correct simple and complex orthodontic issues.

Which orthodontic treatment do I need?

To determine the best type of orthodontic care for your needs, the team at City Smiles Dental and Orthodontics begins with a consultation. This includes a comprehensive dental exam, X-rays, and a review of your health history. 

Following your consultation, your experienced provider discusses all your treatment options with you in detail, so you can make an informed choice about whether to proceed with orthodontic care. You might require a multi-step plan that includes more than one type of orthodontic program if you have a particularly complicated condition.

Depending on your condition, your treatment plan may include:

  • Traditional braces
  • Clear braces
  • Invisalign® clear aligners
  • Gusaligners, an in-house brand of clear aligners
  • Custom appliances made in-house

The team includes retainers in all orthodontic treatment plans. City Smiles Dental and Orthodontics provides orthodontic patients a “retainers for life” program for the ongoing replacement of retainers, which are made in-house.

To end your concerns about how your teeth look and function, schedule a consultation with a skilled provider at City Smiles Dental and Orthodontics. Call the office to make an appointment or request one online today.