While many people associate orthodontic treatment with teens in a full set of traditional braces, it can actually benefit patients of all ages, including adults. We’ve seen the number of adult patients skyrocket in recent years, and these days, about 1 in 4 orthodontic patients is over the age of 18. Even so, we talk to adults every day who worry that it’s too late to transform their smile. Fortunately, this couldn’t be further from the truth! We have everything you need to know about adult orthodontic treatment.
Here at Scaffidi Orthodontics, we know there’s no age limit for achieving a beautifully aligned smile. You’re never too old to take advantage of all the benefits our treatments have to offer! Is the idea of a straighter smile appealing, but you aren’t sure how you feel about wearing braces? Maybe you’ve been experiencing orthodontic issues for a while but just aren’t sure how to begin correcting them. Whatever you’ve got going on, our team is here to help.
There are many reasons for adults to seek orthodontic treatment once they become aware that it’s an option. At the end of the day, though, most are simply looking for a way to achieve the confident and healthy smile they’ve always wanted. To learn more about what orthodontics has to offer adult patients in Kenner, Slidell, and New Orleans, keep reading below!
Your complimentary consultation
Your first visit to one of our three conveniently located offices is one of the most important appointments you’ll have with us. During this free initial consultation, you can expect our team to:
- review your dental and medical history forms
- provide a complete oral examination to determine if treatment is necessary
- create a customized treatment plan for you based on YOUR needs.
- discuss all financial information, insurance options, and any payment plans available to you
We work hard to make sure every patient feels comfortable with the treatment process, and that begins with this first visit. We love it when patients are active participants in their treatment and will ensure you’re fully informed about each step of the process! Our team will be happy to answer any questions you may have, and you can count on us to provide all the information you need to determine which treatment is right for you.
Investing in a healthier smile
Once Dr. Scaffidi talks with you about your concerns and examines your smile, he’ll determine a treatment fee based on your specific needs and the treatment required to address them. We’ll outline everything your treatment plan includes and the investment needed for your new smile during your consultation. While orthodontic treatment can be a significant expense for any family, it’s an important investment in your health and appearance that will pay big dividends for years to come!
We never want finances to prevent patients from receiving the orthodontic treatment they need and pride ourselves on achieving beautiful smiles on any budget. To make the best treatment possible for you and your family, we offer the following:
- Low monthly payments tailored to you
- Pay in full discounts
- All major credit cards are accepted
- Most insurance plans are accepted and billed for you
- Flex and Health Savings Accounts are accepted
Our practice does whatever it can to eliminate any financial barriers standing between you and your healthiest smile!
Orthodontic treatments for adult patients
The cutting-edge technology and efficient techniques available with modern orthodontics allow us to offer adult patients a wide variety of treatment options. These are more comfortable and customizable than ever before. They allow Dr. Scaffidi to give you the result you seek without surgery or extractions for most situations. This includes:
Invisalign clear aligners
At Scaffidi Orthodontics, Invisalign is a popular choice among our adult patients, and with good reason! Dr. Scaffidi uses Invisalign with the same expertise as braces. The Invisalign system consists of a series of invisible, removable, and comfortable trays that straighten your teeth like braces. The aligners are made from SmartTrack material that is strong and durable. Since the aligners are invisible and removable, you can eat and drink whatever you want while you’re in treatment. Brushing and flossing are a whole lot easier, too!
Today’s metal braces feature lighter, more comfortable brackets made of high-grade surgical stainless steel. They have a long history of proven success in even the toughest orthodontic cases and are often a cost-effective treatment option.
Sometimes called ceramic braces, this option works like metal braces but is made of clear materials and therefore a more subtle option. For this reason, ceramic braces are used mainly on older teenagers and adult patients who have cosmetic concerns. While they are visually less prominent, they require more attention to oral hygiene as ceramic braces are larger and more brittle than their metal counterparts. For these reasons, ceramic braces tend to be used more on upper front teeth than lower teeth.
Every treatment option will have its own list of pros and cons, and not every treatment will be suitable for all patients. This is why it’s so important to trust an experienced orthodontist like Dr. Scaffidi with your unique smile!
Get the confident smile you deserve with Scaffidi Orthodontics
Does it feel like you’ve been waiting a lifetime for a smile that looks great and feels good, too? You’ve come to the right place! You can count on Scaffidi Orthodontics to create a customized treatment plan for you based on your specific needs and goals. Our skilled and experienced team is committed to providing you with a rewarding orthodontic experience from your first interaction with us to your last. Get in touch today to schedule your FREE consultation with Dr. Scaffidi and take the first step towards the confident smile you deserve!