Adult Treatment

It’s never too late for orthodontics, and adult treatment has become one of our most popular services here at Family Orthodontics.

Today’s advanced technology allows us to transform your smile, quickly and affordably.

It’s Your Turn to Smile

adult orthodontic treatmentA bright, healthy smile can change your life, personally and professionally.

Whether you missed out on orthodontic treatment in childhood or you simply never got around to getting your teeth fixed, it’s your time to shine. And as much as you will enjoy your new-and-improved smile, the health benefits alone are reason enough to get started with your treatment.

Overcrowded or misaligned teeth, as well as problems with your bite, can cause a variety of problems as you get older. Headaches, tooth decay and periodontal disease are common, and some patients even develop gastrointestinal problems as a result.

And although a two- or three-year period of treatment may have seemed like forever as a teenager, most adults find the time passes more quickly than they realize.

Advances in Adult Orthodontia

Today’s state-of-the-art technology provides compelling reasons for beginning your adult orthodontic treatment.

Space-age materials make today’s braces stronger and more durable. This helps us shorten the treatment time and provide a significant improvement in comfort. Family Orthodontics offers a variety of treatment options, and we can help you decide on the program that’s best for you.

If a limited budget has kept you from taking this important step in improving your health and self-confidence, we can help.

We offer flexible, no-interest financing programs tailored to fit your budget and your treatment goals.

Options for Adult Treatment

The quickest, most affordable option for adult treatment is traditional braces. Today’s stainless steel brackets are small and less conspicuous – not at all like the “metal mouth” you remember from high school.

Traditional braces are stronger and more durable, allowing us to complete your treatment in the shortest possible time. You can shorten your treatment time even more by diligently following instructions, eating the right foods and sticking to your appointment schedule.

Those who won’t feel comfortable wearing traditional braces can choose one of our less obtrusive options.

Clear braces use ceramic or composite brackets that blend in with your teeth. Although clear braces are much less noticeable, they do tend to be a little less durable too. You’ll have to go a little easier on them than you would with metal braces, and treatment may take a little longer to complete.

The third option for adult treatment involves the revolutionary Invisalign system.

Invisalign uses clear, removable trays that slip over your teeth. By exerting gentle pressure, Invisalign gently moves your teeth to their new positions. Every few weeks, we fabricate a new tray to continue shifting your teeth.

Invisalign offers the advantage of being virtually undetectable in your mouth. This treatment option only works for cosmetically straightening the teeth, however, and it’s not appropriate for more aggressive, structural realignment.

Contact Family Orthodontics today to learn more. Conveniently located in Tumwater, Washington, we look forward to helping you achieve the smile you’ve always dreamed of, with adult treatment and orthodontia.