Braces Aren't Just for Teens Anymore
Braces for Adults in Madisonville and Hammond, Louisiana
We find that there is often a misconception that someone can be “too old” for orthodontic treatment, and that just couldn’t be further from the truth. Here at Brown Family Orthodontics, we believe that no one is ever too old to get the smile they have always dreamed of and wanted. Whether you’re in your early 20s looking to correct some crowding, or in your late 70s hoping to fix issues that have plagued you your entire life, we are here to help you achieve your smile goals!
Braces have come a long way since they were first invented. They’re no longer bulky and painful. Instead, using our state of the art self-ligating braces, they’re sleek, hardly noticeable, and comfortable! By using self-ligating brackets, it takes the pressure off of the teeth, resulting in a more comfortable experience. You won’t even realize you’re in braces half the time! We hope you take that leap of faith and schedule your complimentary consultation. We promise, after you get the smile of your dreams, you’ll be happier than ever!
Know Your Braces Options
Braces for Adults at Brown Family Orthodontics
Part of our philosophy here at Brown Family Orthodontics is that our patients should be educated about their treatment options. The types of braces we offer include:
- Traditional metal braces are the most common type of braces and are more comfortable today than ever before.
- Clear (ceramic) braces are made of clear or tooth-colored materials and are less visible on your teeth than metal braces.
- Invisible braces (Invisalign®) use a series of comfortable, removable clear aligners to straighten your teeth.
Adult Braces FAQ
8 Things You Should Know About Braces
We understand that you probably have a lot of questions about orthodontic treatment, which is why we have taken the time to answer some of our most frequently asked questions! What if I’ve already had orthodontic treatment? Do braces hurt? How long will my treatment last? How expensive will treatment be? At Brown Family Orthodontics, we are of the belief that education is key, and we promise to be transparent and honest with all of your treatment options.
Whether you are an adult looking to get orthodontic treatment for the first time in your life, or someone who has already had orthodontic treatment but has noticed tooth movement, we are here for you! We hope you take the time to read some of our most frequently asked questions to the right. Should you have a question that you don’t see here, please don’t hesitate to reach out! One of our team members is eager to assist you.
If you have already had orthodontic treatment, that is a-okay! Just let us know what you’ve had done, and we’ll be able to create you a custom treatment plan.
Braces have come a long way from when they were first invented! With our sleek self-ligating brackets, there is less pressure on the tooth which means the braces are much more comfortable than they used to be. In fact, we bet that you won’t even notice you have braces at all half the time!
Because every case is different and deserves its own treatment plan, we can’t predict how long your orthodontic treatment will be without seeing you for a complimentary consultation and assessing your smile.
Each orthodontic case is different and has different needs, which is why we can’t estimate how much your treatment will be until we assess your smile. At your complimentary consultation, we will go over the cost of your treatment and your payment options!
After being greeted by our receptionist, you will have a full orthodontic workup done. This consists of x-rays, a 3-D scan of your smile, and discussing your smile wants. Dr. Ed will then assess your needs and prescribe a treatment plan, especially for you.
While it may take some time for you to get used to talking with your braces, there will be no long-term effect on your speech.
At Brown Family Orthodontics, we offer three kinds of braces. Ceramic, which is tooth-colored, and therefore more discreet. Metal braces that are self-ligating and the most popular form of braces treatment. And clear aligner therapy, such as Invisalign.
When you have braces, we recommend brushing after every meal to ensure your oral hygiene stays in tip-top shape. We also recommend flossing daily, and we will go over how to floss when you get your braces put on!