Oral health needs don’t go away just because you’re older! When your smile needs personalized care, Dr. Evan at Foothills Pediatric Dentistry & Orthodontics is here to help. For your convenience, our experienced team can cater to you in Knoxville, Sevierville, Seymour, and Maryville, TN.

Are Braces an Option for Me?

You can get braces even if your teenage years are behind you. Many people view braces as a part of childhood growing pains, but orthodontic needs are by no means limited to children. In fact, according to the American Association of Orthodontists, one in five orthodontic patients is over 21 years old.

Benefits of Getting Braces

In addition to treating more serious issues, orthodontic treatment has obvious cosmetic benefits. Because one of the first things a person notices when meeting someone new is their smile, you can go out with confidence knowing you have a healthy, straight smile that you love.

Our bodies are a connected system, so a problem starting in the mouth can cause irritation and issues in other parts of the body. For example, a misaligned bite can make it harder to eat, cause headaches, and even obstruct proper breathing.

Having braces does require a bit of commitment on your part, as does any investment, such as taking more care during cleaning and being conscious of what you eat to avoid damaging your appliances. However, patience and diligence benefit you in the long run, increasing your overall comfort and health.

Treatment Options

We will always work to maintain your trust and exceed your expectations by using the latest in braces technology. Our team works with you to create a treatment plan that fits your lifestyle, and we offer different types of braces to achieve that.

Traditional Braces

Traditional braces are a classic treatment option that has maintained their popularity thanks to consistent, effective results for all cases. With advances in technology, metal braces have become more sleek and comfortable for patients.

Ceramic Braces

Much like traditional braces for adults, ceramic braces have brackets attached to the front of the teeth, linked with wires. However, ceramic brackets blend in with your natural smile to make them less noticeable. Many adults find this option more pleasing and professional without sacrificing effectiveness.

Personal Oral Care During Orthodontic Treatment

While good oral hygiene is always important, it is even more so when wearing braces. It can be very easy for food particles to stay trapped in the small details of the appliances, so careful brushing and flossing are necessary. During your initial appointment, our team will go over different tips and techniques to help you ensure your teeth stay clean throughout treatment.

We want you to have your best, most comfortable smile. Caring for your teeth is a necessary part of the process, regardless of age.