(616) 676-9177
(616) 676-9177

Orthodontic Treatment

Orthodontic Treatment Ada DentistsIt’s never too late to correct a crowded or crooked smile. Whether you’re a teenager or adult, our Ada, MI, cosmetic dentists can work with you to determine the best possible positioning for your teeth. We offer both traditional metal braces and Invisalign® clear aligners for patients to choose from. Depending on what you’re comfortable with and your specific oral needs, one option may be better than another. Treatment times will also vary per patient.

Here’s what you need to know about the two forms of orthodontic treatment we offer.

How Do Braces and Invisalign Compare?

While the two are visually very different, metal braces and Invisalign aligners do function in a similar way. Both gradually apply controlled force to teeth so that they are moved into position over time. Of course, one is accomplishing this with metal brackets and wires whereas the other is only using thin plastic aligners.

Benefits of Invisalign:

  • Subtle design and nearly invisible to family, friends, and co-workers
  • Removable for eating, drinking, brushing, and flossing
  • Freedom to enjoy an unrestricted diet; no need to avoid sticky or chewy foods
  • Easier to practice oral hygiene thanks to their ability to be removed
  • Some patients may see desired results in 12 months or less

Benefits of Metal Braces:

  • No risk of losing them or forgetting to put them back in place
  • Able to fix a wide range of bite issues from minor to severe
  • May cost less than aligners
  • Great for any age from pre-teen to adults

Is There an Age Cap For Orthodontic Treatment?

No, not all. In fact, 1 in 4 orthodontic patients today is an adult looking to improve their smile. Our dentists welcome adults of all ages into our Ada dental office to discuss all viable treatment options. In truth, a patient’s age very rarely impacts their eligibility for orthodontics. If you have always wanted straighter teeth but feel as though you’ve missed the cutoff for treatment, we assure you that you have not. Give us a call today and we can get started.

Make an Appointment

Our cosmetic dentists in Ada, MI, want you to love your new smile. We’ll help create a custom treatment plan involving either metal braces or clear aligners so you can say goodbye to crooked and crowded teeth. Call Norman Family Dentistry today at (616) 676-9177 to request an appointment.