Can Adults Get Braces Too?

Can Adults Get Braces Too
Posted on 10/09/2018
Can Adults Get Braces Too

Usually, when people hear the word “braces,” they associate it with kids and teenagers. In fact, one of the most common questions we receive is: “Can adults get braces too?” And the answer is absolutely; it’s never too late! Here at My Orthodontist, we offer a wide range of dental and orthodontic treatments for patients of all ages in our amazing nine locations.

The reality is, braces have become so mainstream that now nearly 20% of braces wearers are adults. This is due to the fact that teeth straightening options have advanced and expanded - and because healthy teeth are capable of shifting at any age. Furthermore, since the alignment of your teeth isn’t simply important for cosmetic reasons—it’s linked to your overall dental health—you are truly never “too old” for braces. Orthodontic treatment options are an investment into a healthy future at all stages of life.

What are the Orthodontic Treatment Options for Adults?

We recognize that different patients will have different dental needs depending on their varying lifestyles. Therefore, we at My Orthodontist are proud to offer an array of orthodontic treatment options that are all uniquely capable of reinvigorating your smile. You’re able to choose between:

Metal Braces:

The most popular teeth-straightening, bite-correcting orthodontic option out there continues to be metal braces. Over the years, these classic braces have evolved to become smaller, increasingly efficient, and more comfortable than ever before.

Ceramic Braces:

Ceramic braces move teeth as efficiently as metal braces. The key difference is that the brackets are clear, not metal, so they are less noticeable. These braces are most popular with adult patients due to their cosmetic appeal. The only drawbacks to ceramic braces are that they are more fragile, and the elastic ties can discolor between visits to your orthodontist.

Clear Aligners:

Clear aligners are made of durable plastic or acrylic material. They effectively straighten teeth without brackets and wires. Clear aligners are customized, comfortable and removable. The most popular type of clear aligner is Invisalign.


The newest teeth-straightening technique on the market, Invisalign utilizes a series of clear trays/aligners that are formed to custom fit your mouth and adjust the placement of your teeth - no brackets or wires required. Another benefit of choosing Invisalign is that your aligners are removable, so there are virtually no food restrictions. You can easily maintain good oral hygiene, and you can even sparingly remove the aligners for important events.

Schedule a Consultation with My Orthodontist Today!

Do any of these treatment options sound like the right choice for you? If you feel ready to explore the orthodontic magic of braces or Invisalign, or simply have questions you’re interested in asking, feel free to contact us at one of our nine offices. We are conveniently located in: Lawrenceville, West New York, Cherry Hill, Deptford, East Orange, Paterson, Bayonne, and Medford, NJ as well as Langhorne, PA. You’re also welcome to visit our request an apppointment page online. We hope to hear from you soon!

My Orthodontist

  • Lawrenceville Office - 3131 Princeton Pike, Bldg. 1A, Suite 101, Lawrenceville, NJ 08648 Phone: (609) 883-3636 Fax: (609) 883-3382
  • West New York Office - 431 59th St., West New York, NJ 07093 Phone: (201) 223-2700 Fax: 201-590-9560
  • Cherry Hill Office - 1940 E. Route 70, Cherry Hill, NJ 08003 Phone: (856) 428-1441 Fax: 856-424-1309
  • Deptford Office - 1800 Clements Bridge Rd., Deptford Township, NJ 08096 Phone: (856) 845-7846 Fax: 856-251-0649
  • East Orange Office - 185 Central Ave., Suite 305, East Orange, NJ 07018 Phone: (973) 672-4141 Fax: 973-672-1005
  • Langhorne, PA Office - 586 Middletown Blvd., Suite C-10, Langhorne, PA 19047 Phone: (215) 750-7779 Fax: 215-750-7848
  • Bayonne Office - 1222 JFK Blvd., Bayonne, NJ 07002 Phone: (201) 355-2467
  • Paterson Office - 1010 Main St. 2nd Floor, Suite 8, Paterson, NJ 07503 Phone: (862) 881-4962
  • Medford Office - 686 Stokes Rd., Medford, NJ 08055 Phone: (609) 643-0023

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