Adult Treatment

Adult Braces at Your Woodbury & Stillwater Orthodontist

You deserve a smile you're proud to show off! At Henseler & Kocian Orthodontics, our mission is to help you achieve just that. As a leading orthodontic practice with two dedicated offices in Stillwater & Woodbury, we're proud to provide treatments like Invisalign and clear braces to patients of all ages, including adults. Our doctors and dedicated team of orthodontic specialists work with patients to create customized treatment plans and in turn, our adult patients see the incredible benefits of orthodontic care!

The Benefits of Adult Braces

Many people think orthodontics is just for kids, but that couldn't be further from the truth. Adults everywhere are discovering the profound change orthodonticDaughter on Mother's Back, Mother Is Smiling With Mouth Open And Has Adult Braces treatment and adult braces can have on their health, self-esteem and overall well-being. In addition, receiving orthodontic treatment as an adult comes with a host of advantages, including:

  • Social Situations Get Easier: With a smile you're proud to show off, everything from block parties to after-work hangouts are easier to navigate.
  • Improved Confidence at Work: A better smile provides confidence in presentations, meetings, and day-to-day office life.
  • Revitalized Romantic Life: A new smile improves your overall appearance as well as your confidence, giving a boost to your romantic life. After all, a smile is the first thing people notice.
  • A Healthier Mouth: Straighter teeth are easier to keep clean, helping to prevent tooth decay for decades to come. Furthermore, oral health has been found to have a direct link with other health issues like heart disease.

Adult Orthodontic Treatment Options

Orthodontic treatment has come a long way in recent years, and there are now a variety of treatment options available to our orthodontists in Woodbury and Stillwater. Together, with our adult orthodontist, you can decide on a treatment that will provide effective and efficient orthodontic results. These include the following:

  • Traditional Metal Braces: Made from high-grade stainless steel, traditional adult braces use brackets mounted to the front of teeth and a thin, springy metal archwire to align the teeth. Modern braces are thinner, more comfortable, and more aesthetically-appealing than ever.
  • Clear Braces: Clear braces use the same fundamental treatment mechanism as traditional braces, but instead of stainless steel, the brackets are made from a translucent composite material. This means they blend in with teeth, offering a more discreet treatment method that's equally reliable.
  • Invisalign: Invisalign does away with brackets and wires entirely. Instead, treatment is comprised of a series of clear, removable aligners to straighten teeth. Invisalign aligners are almost invisible when worn and can be popped in and out to eat, drink, brush, or floss – making them an incredibly convenient option for busy adults.

Post-Treatment Care

After you finish the active phase of your treatment, it's important to maintain your new smile through the use of a retainer. While your teeth will be in new positions after treatment, the underlying bones and ligaments that supportAdult Man With Hand On Teeth Putting In A Retainer them won't be adjusted to the new alignment – so without a retainer, your teeth can drift back to their old positions! After we remove your adult braces, our Stillwater or Waterbury orthodontist will fit you for a retainer and provide detailed instructions on wearing it and caring for your new smile. With the diligent use of your retainer, your new smile will last you a lifetime!

Contact Our Stillwater & Woodbury Orthodontist For Adult Braces!

Orthodontic treatment can revitalize your life at any age. If you're ready to take the first step towards a new smile, we would love to help. Contact our Stillwater and Waterbury orthodontist with any questions you may have about adult braces, or use our easy online form to schedule your consultation. We look forward to helping you achieve a gorgeous new smile through a convenient, personalized orthodontic treatment plan!