High-Quality Adult Orthodontics in Tucson

At Doctor Smiles Orthodontics, we’re proud to provide high-quality orthodontic care to adults across the Tucson area. Our orthodontist and highly trained staff work hard to get to know you on an individual basis, designing highly personalized treatment plans that perfectly suit your unique orthodontic needs and lifestyle. We strive to make treatment as effective and convenient as possible for you. If you’re looking for adult orthodontics in Tucson contact us now to take the first step toward a straight, beautiful smile!

It’s Never Too Late

Despite what you may have heard, healthy teeth can be moved at any age. These days, more and more adults are discovering the magic of orthodontic treatment, and it’s little wonder why. A new smile can provide a boost in confidence, happiness, and self-esteem that radiates through every aspect of your personal and professional life, making everything from a neighborhood barbecue to a big presentation at work easier. And with new advancements in orthodontic treatment, getting a beautiful smile has never been simpler. Modern braces are lighter, more attractive, and more comfortable than ever before. Additionally, revolutionary treatment alternatives like Invisalign® clear aligners offer virtually invisible ways to achieve a new smile.

Our Tucson Adult Orthodontic Treatment Options

In the past, metal braces were the only way to move teeth, but those days are gone. Today, braces are easier than ever to wear, and a myriad of alternatives exist to make getting a new smile a much more convenient process. At Doctor Smiles Orthodontics, we proudly offer a wide variety of adult orthodontic treatments in Tucson, including:

  • Metal Braces: Metal braces are what most people think of when they hear the word braces. These braces rely on a series of metal brackets and wires to slowly shift teeth into position. Despite many orthodontic innovations, metal braces remain one of the most popular orthodontic treatment options. Additionally, metal braces are thin and built for comfort.
  • Clear Braces: Clear braces use the same fundamental components as traditional metal braces. However, these brackets are made from a clear composite material instead of metal. This allows the braces to better blend in with your teeth, making them less noticeable. Clear braces tend to be a bit more fragile but are extremely popular amongst adults because of their translucent appearance.
  • Invisalign Clear AlignersInvisalign clear aligners do away with brackets and wires altogether. This system utilizes a series of clear, removable trays called aligners to straighten teeth. Aligners can be popped in and out to eat, drink, brush your teeth, and floss. Plus, Invisalign aligners are virtually invisible when worn, so other people may not even notice you’re straightening your smile.

Thoughtful Post-Treatment Care

When you get your braces off, we know you’ll be excited, but you’re not quite out of the woods yet. While your teeth have moved to new positions, the ligaments, bones, and tissues supporting them have yet to adapt to their new placement. Left alone, they’ll migrate back to their old positions, erasing your hard work. That’s why when your braces come off, we’ll fit you with a retainer that will protect your new smile and ensure you can enjoy it for years to come. Our Tucson orthodontist will give you detailed instructions about wearing and caring for your retainer when it is prescribed to you.

Adult Orthodontics FAQs

It’s normal to have questions about adult orthodontics in Tucson, whether you’re getting braces for the first time or undergoing retreatment. Our team is here to answer your questions and break down our treatment options. Some frequently asked questions include:

How do I know if I need braces?

If you have misaligned, crooked, or overlapping teeth, orthodontics may be the right option for you. Untreated dental misalignment issues can impair your ability to properly speak and chew.

Will I have to change routine with braces?

It depends on the type of orthodontic treatment you choose. For example, with Invisalign clear braces, you don’t have to adjust what you eat or drink as they’re removable. However, with traditional metal braces, you’ll have to stay away from sticky or hard foods like bubble gum and nuts.

Are traditional metal braces painful?

It’s normal to feel some discomfort during adjustment visits. However, after a short period of time, the discomfort will go away.

Your Place for Excellent Adult Braces in Tucson

There’s never been a better time for a new smile and a new you. To find out how adult orthodontic treatment in Tucson can improve your smile and life, give Doctor Smiles Orthodontics a call or request an appointment online. We can’t wait to hear from you and help you build a better smile!