Have crooked teeth been a source of insecurity throughout your life?
Braces are an effective way to straighten your teeth and get the smile you've always dreamed of.
Many adults turn to Algonquin Orthodontics in Lake in the Hills, IL, to reach their smile goals.
Am I Too Old for Braces?
No, you are never too old to invest in yourself and improve your oral health. Plenty of people opt for orthodontic treatment in their adulthood.
According to the American Association of Orthodontists, one in four orthodontics patients is an adult. As an adult, you may have the financial means for orthodontic care that wasn't available to you as a kid. You may also have the motivation to change your smile for the better.
Before and After Adult Braces
See how braces have helped patients in
Lake in the Hills, IL, smile with confidence
How Long Do I
Have to Wear Braces?
The length of time for wearing braces will vary from patient to patient, depending on the severity of your dental problems. Typically, braces will need to be worn for a few months to a few years. However, technology has advanced since you were a kid, allowing for shorter treatment lengths.
Cleaning Your Braces
Patients can clean their braces the same way they clean their teeth, by brushing twice a day and flossing everyday. It's essential to continue your usual dental hygiene routine when your braces are placed to avoid further dental health problems, like tooth decay.
The Right Tools for the Job
We may recommend interdental brushes, floss threaders, and other unique oral hygiene tools that make cleaning your teeth and braces easier. These can be discussed during your consultation at Algonquin Orthodontics.
The Cost of Adult Braces
The cost of adult braces at Algonquin Orthodontics will vary based on your unique needs and treatment options. Our orthodontist will work with you to determine how insurance and financing plans can help you manage the cost of your orthodontic procedure.
Invisalign Aligners A Braces Alternative
Many adults turn to Invisalign® aligners to correct their smiles because of the low-profile look. While Invisalign may be right for some patients, traditional braces can be more affordable and more effective for significant alignment corrections.
5-Star Reviews From Lake in the Hills, IL, Patients
Both my son and daughter have gone to see Dr. O'Bryn. We couldn't be happier. My son had to have his jaw realigned with head gear before he got his braces on and the results are amazing. The staff is very friendly and they always work around my kids school schedule.View on Yellowpages
Our daughter started out with extenders, then to braces and is now in the retainer phase. Her teeth look amazing from when we first started at the office. Dr. O'Byrn is very professional and is very informative with each step we went through. The staff is very friendly and helpful. We would recommend Algonquin Orthodontics to anyone.View on Yellowpages