Adult Orthodontics

Adult Orthodontics

Adult orthodontics is the branch of dentistry that focuses on diagnosing, preventing, and correcting misaligned teeth and jaws in adult patients. While orthodontic treatment is often associated with children and teenagers, an increasing number of adults seek orthodontic care to improve their dental health, appearance, and overall well-being.

At McKelvain Orthodontics, adult orthodontic treatments include traditional braces, clear aligners, and other specialized appliances designed to address various dental issues. These treatments enhance the smile's aesthetics and contribute to better oral hygiene, jaw alignment, and overall dental function in adult patients. 

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Types of Adult Orthodontics Procedures

Clear Aligners

Clear aligners are a modern orthodontic treatment option. These clear plastic trays straighten your smile by applying controlled pressure. Each tray moves your teeth slightly closer to their ideal positions. Throughout the course of the treatment, you will wear each set of aligners for about two weeks before switching to the next set in the series. You’ll visit our dentist every few weeks to receive new aligners until you’ve completed the entire series. 

Ceramic Braces

Ceramic braces are similar to traditional braces, but the brackets are clear or tooth-colored instead of metal. This makes them less noticeable than metal braces.

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The Benefits of Adult Orthodontic Treatments

Improved Appearance

A more attractive smile is the most apparent benefit of adult orthodontics in Arlington and NRH, TX. Braces can help straighten your teeth and align your bite, giving you a smile you’ll be proud to show off. This improved appearance can boost your confidence and help you feel better about yourself. 

Reduced Risk of Tooth Decay and Gum Disease

In addition to making brushing your teeth easier, orthodontic treatment can reduce your risk of developing tooth decay and gum disease. This is because misaligned teeth are more challenging to keep clean, and the gaps between your teeth can allow food particles to become trapped, leading to plaque buildup. By straightening your teeth, you can reduce your risk of developing these problems. 

Improved Bite Function

When your teeth are crooked or overcrowded, it can affect how your jaw moves when you chew and speak. This can lead to problems with biting and chewing and speech impediments. By undergoing orthodontic treatment, you can correct these issues and improve your overall bite function. 

Adult orthodontic treatment is an investment in your overall well-being. Visit McKelvain Orthodontics at 6505 Precinct Line Rd., NRH, TX 76182, or call (817) 427-0599 and take the first step toward a brighter, healthier, and more confident tomorrow. You can also visit our Arlington office at 4224 Little Rd., Arlington, TX 76016, or call (817) 572-4949.


4224 Little Rd, Arlington, TX 76016, US

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6505 Precinct Line Rd., NRH, TX 76182, US

Phone: (817) 427-0599


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