Adult Orthodontics

Pediatric Dental Professionals

Pediatric Dentistry & Orthodontics located in Austin, TX

It’s never too late to achieve your dream smile. At Pediatric Dental Professionals in Austin, Texas, orthodontist Stephen Robirds, DDS, routinely provides adult patients with high-quality orthodontic treatment. With discreet options, such as Invisalign® and clear self-ligating braces, straightening your teeth as an adult doesn’t have to be an inconvenience. Set up your consultation today by calling the office or booking your visit online.

Adult Orthodontics Q & A

Am I too old to consider orthodontics? 

No, you’re never too old to consider orthodontics. With modern advances in orthodontics, it has never been easier to straighten your teeth. Straighter teeth look better and are far easier to keep clean and healthy, regardless of your age. 

No matter what your concerns are, Dr. Robirds has a solution for you. If you’re looking for a discreet orthodontic treatment option, you’ve got choices at Pediatric Dental Professionals. The main point to consider is that a straighter, healthier-looking smile impacts your oral health and your self confidence. 

What types of adult orthodontics are available? 

At Pediatric Dental Professionals, Dr. Robirds offers a few different types of adult orthodontic treatment options, including: 

Invisalign®

With its clear, removable aligners, Invisalign allows you to straighten your teeth discreetly and quickly. Treatment times with Invisalign are generally shorter and require fewer in-office visits. You receive a new set of aligners every few weeks. As a benefit, you’re able to take out the aligners when you eat and brush your teeth.  

Self-ligating (metal and clear) braces

This type of braces doesn’t require uncomfortable ties or elastics to hold the archwire in place. They use a "door" to secure the archwire to the bracket. This places less pressure on your teeth as they shift into alignment. The brackets are also less noticeable than those of traditional braces.

Traditional braces

For the most severe malocclusions, traditional metal brackets may be the preferred orthodontic treatment options. The brackets apply controlled force, gradually straightening your teeth over time. You come in for regular check-ups to have the wiring tightened slightly to continued the planned movement of your teeth.

How long do adult orthodontic treatments take? 

Orthodontics for adults is different for everyone and there’s no one-size-fits-all approach. That means the length of your treatment depends on several factors, including your desired results, the orthodontic appliance you use, and the state of your smile before treatment begins. 

Generally, adult orthodontics takes about one year to produce optimal results. However, in some cases, treatment may last a few years or just a few months. No two cases are exactly alike. 

To find out more about your options, call the office or schedule a consultation online today.