Information for Adults

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More and more adults are choosing to improve their health and self confidence by visiting an orthodontist.

In the U.S. there are more than 1.2 million patients ages 18 and older currently receiving orthodontic treatment.

TAO is dedicated to providing support and resources to adults seeking orthodontic treatment. Whether you’re looking for information about treatment options, need assistance finding a qualified orthodontist, or want guidance and support throughout your treatment journey, TAO is here for you.

In this section you will find valuable information, resources, and tools to help you make informed decisions about your orthodontic care.

Find an Orthodontist Specialist Near You!

Orthodontic treatment plays a vital role in improving overall dental health, and a confident smile can work wonders for your self-esteem. Visit a Texas orthodontic specialist to help you make the right decisions about your care, and you’ll be on the fast track to looking and feeling your best.

Information for Adults

Why Visit an Orthodontist as an Adult?

As an adult, you may have put off orthodontic treatment due to various reasons, such as concerns about aesthetics, discomfort, or time constraints. However, addressing orthodontic issues as an adult can lead to significant improvements in both your oral health and confidence. Whether you’re dealing with misaligned teeth, bite problems, or issues with jaw alignment, an orthodontist can provide tailored treatment options to meet your needs and goals.

Questions You Might Have:

Is it too late for me to get braces?

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Is it too late for me to get braces?

It’s never too late to improve your smile! Orthodontic treatment can be effective at any age, and advancements in technology have made treatment more discreet and comfortable than ever before.

What treatment options are available for adults?

From traditional braces to clear aligners, there are various treatment options suitable for adults. Your orthodontist can discuss the pros and cons of each option and help you choose the best fit for your lifestyle and preferences.

How long will treatment take?

Treatment duration can vary depending on the complexity of your case and the chosen treatment option. Your orthodontist can provide an estimate based on your individual needs.

Will orthodontic treatment interfere with my daily life?

With advancements in orthodontic technology, treatment has become more convenient and less intrusive. Your orthodontist can provide guidance on how to navigate daily activities with braces or aligners.

How do I find a qualified orthodontist?

The TAO can help you find a qualified orthodontist in your area through our directory of member orthodontists. You can trust that TAO member orthodontists are experts in their field and adhere to high standards of care.

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How the Texas Association of Orthodontists Can Help:

Adults should not hesitate to explore orthodontic treatment options to achieve a healthier, more confident smile. By scheduling a visit to an orthodontist and taking advantage of the resources provided by the Texas Association of Orthodontists, you can embark on a journey to improved oral health and enhanced self-confidence.

If you have not found an answer here, please don’t hesitate to ask us. A TAO member will answer your question as soon as possible. Your question and our answer may be used anonymously in this section or our social media postings.