What to Know Before Getting Braces as an Adult
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Life With Braces As An Adult

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At Carvalho & Roth Orthodontics, our orthodontic team has the amazing chance to meet new adult braces patients every single day! With the advancement of orthodontic technology making treatments more discreet, our staff couldn’t be happier to see more adults than ever before visiting our offices in Marlborough, Northborough, and Newton Centre, MA for orthodontic consultations. Carvalho & Roth Orthodontics firmly believes that it’s never too late to achieve a beautiful smile that will last a lifetime!




Adult Treatment Vs. Pediatric Treatment

With a wide variety of orthodontic treatments, likeClear BracesandInvisalignaligners, it’s no wonder so many adults are choosing Carvalho & Roth Orthodontics to perfect their smiles, regardless of their age! While orthodontic treatment is suitable for patients of all ages, there are a few fundamental differences between adult treatments and treatments for children:

Differences In The Jaw & Teeth

In an adult, the jaw is no longer developing or growing, making it impossible to change the actual structure of the jaw. When adults need orthodontic treatment to correct crooked or misaligned teeth, orthognathic surgery may be necessary (in conjunction with adult braces) in order to properly straighten the teeth and jaws.

Differences In The Gums

Whether you’re a child, teenager, or an adult, your gums must be healthy before orthodontic treatment can start, as braces or aligners put constant pressure on the teeth to prompt them to move through the gum tissue. While kids generally have healthy gums, many adults have some form of gum disease present, making it difficult to initiate the treatment process. If you’re an adult who wants to start treatment at Carvalho & Roth Orthodontics and you have any sign of gum disease, you’ll have to improve the health of your gums before you can start wearing braces or utilize Invisalign clear braces!

Faster Adult Treatment Times At Carvalho & Roth Orthodontics

On average, adults are usually more cooperative than kids! Whether it’s staying on top of making orthodontic appointments, or following directions about caring for their teeth and braces perfectly, this good patient compliance helps make the adult treatment process smoother and faster at Carvalho & Roth Orthodontics.

Our Adult Orthodontic Treatments

When you choose Carvalho & Roth Orthodontics, you can feel rest assured in knowing that you’re in great hands. Our advanced adult orthodontic treatments will help you achieve your dream smile! Whether you need traditional metal braces, or you are interested in Invisalign clear aligners, our primary goal is to give you the best bite possible, regardless of your age.

Our orthodontists have a keen eye for identifying structural problems within the adult mouth and jaw, working hard to find the best possible solution to fix misaligned teeth. Our state-of-the-art adult orthodontic treatments include:

Contact Your Marlborough, Northborough, and Newton Centre, MA Orthodontists Today!

If you’re an adult who’d love to have a beautiful new smile, we’d love to help you achieve just that…and fast! With three convenient office locations in Marlborough, Northborough, Newton Centre, MA, it’s easier than ever to get the smile of your dreams. To get started on your adult orthodontic journey, please contact us today, or schedule a consultation online! Remember, there is no age limit to achieve a perfect smile!

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