Adult Orthodontics in New City, NY

Patient Info

Sobler Orthodontics provides adult orthodontics in New City, New York. Call 845-634-3560 or contact us today to learn more and schedule an appointment.

What Is Adult Orthodontics?

Adult orthodontics is just what it sounds like: orthodontic treatment for adults. While it is more common for children and teens, many adults choose to have orthodontic treatment. If you are 18 or older when you begin orthodontic treatment, you are considered to be an adult.

Benefits of Adult Orthodontics

Choosing to get orthodontic treatment in adulthood has many benefits:

  • Improve your smile. Many adults pursue orthodontic treatment to straighten crooked teeth or close gaps between teeth to improve their smile.
  • Improve your dental health. Misaligned teeth and bite patterns can cause the teeth to wear down prematurely or weaken for a higher risk of developing cracks. Orthodontic treatment can prevent damage to your teeth.
  • Relieve TMJ pain. A misaligned bite pattern can cause TMJ, a condition affecting the joints where the lower jaw connects to the head. When the upper and lower rows of teeth don’t meet together properly when chewing, it puts excess strain on the TMJ that results in pain and limited range of motion.
  • Snoring and sleep apnea treatment. Orthodontic treatment can reduce snoring and sleep apnea symptoms by changing the position of the teeth and the shape of the jaw.

Procedures Offered

Adult orthodontic treatment may include any of the following:

Metal Braces

Metal braces are the traditional stainless steel brackets and wires that are silver in color.

Clear Brackets

Clear brackets work like metal braces but they blend in more discreetly with your teeth.

Clear Aligners

Clear aligners are removable plastic trays that shift your teeth into alignment gradually. They are a popular choice for adults because they are virtually invisible on your teeth.

Lingual Braces

Lingual braces attach to the back side of your teeth and are less visible.

Why Choose Sobler Orthodontics?

Sobler Orthodontics understands that adults sometimes need or want orthodontic treatment, but they may feel self-conscious about how they will look with traditional braces. We provide many discreet options for adults who want to improve their smiles and their dental health. Whether you come in with your child or on your own, our office is appropriate for adults as well as children and teens. Choose to get the orthodontic treatment you missed out on in your youth, or correct relapses from your previous treatment.

Frequently Asked Questions About Adult Orthodontics

How long does adult orthodontic treatment take?

Just like with children and teens, the length of orthodontic treatment varies from patient to patient. It depends mostly on the extent of the corrections you need. Adult treatment tends to take slightly longer because the teeth are more firmly set in place and the jaw is no longer growing.

Is it worth getting orthodontic treatment as an adult?

You only get one set of permanent teeth in your lifetime, and orthodontic treatment can help keep your natural teeth healthy so that they last for the rest of your life. Treatment may also be worth it if you consistently experience jaw pain and headaches due to a misaligned bite.

How does orthodontic treatment help with snoring and sleep apnea?

Snoring and sleep apnea are primarily caused by the tongue sliding back toward the throat to block your airway while you sleep. If your teeth are in proper alignment and the jaw is in the correct position, it prevents the tongue from sliding back and your airway stays open.

How do I know if I need orthodontic treatment as an adult?

We provide complimentary consultations for adults as well as children. If you come in for an evaluation we can assess the current position of your teeth and make a recommendation for treatment if needed.

Does insurance cover adult orthodontics?

Dental insurance does not always cover adult orthodontics, but it may in some cases. Most plans cover orthodontic treatment up to age 19. If you know you want to undergo treatment as an adult, you may be able to find a plan that provides coverage for adult orthodontics.

Are there any disadvantages to getting orthodontic treatment as an adult?

here are a few disadvantages to getting orthodontic treatment as an adult, such as:

  • Treatment may take longer.
  • TMJ symptoms may increase at first, but improve as treatment goes on.
  • In rare cases root resorption can occur due to the shifting of the teeth, but will be carefully monitored.
  • Teeth may develop sensitivity.
Am I a good candidate for adult orthodontics?

You may be a good candidate for adult orthodontics if your teeth and gums are healthy, but the teeth and bite are not properly aligned. After a brief evaluation we can make a recommendation for treatment.