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Adult Orthodontics – Huntington, NY

Get the Straight Smile You’ve Always Wanted!

A woman with adult braces.

Older patients come up with a variety of reasons why they’re choosing to forgo orthodontics as adults. While it is true that orthodontics are becoming more popular in recent years, many people believe that braces only offer a cosmetic benefit. Additionally, they may be unwilling to make changes to their appearance now that they’ve become a working professional. In other cases, they may struggle with the idea of how they would pay for treatment. Regardless of the reason, Dr. Balicka is prepared to explain why starting treatment is worth it as an adult. Call our office to get started!

Why Should You Straighten Teeth as an Adult?

A woman wearing adult braces.

It’s a common misconception that orthodontics only make cosmetic improvements to your smile. While it is true that your smile will look more uniform after treatment, it isn’t the only benefit you can expect. For example, straighter teeth are much easier to clean because they carry fewer gaps for food debris to get trapped in. Realignment also removes surface area for plaque and tartar to develop, effectively lowering your risk for dental disease.

Those who have an uneven bite will be happy to learn that fixing their malocclusion will greatly reduce the risk of developing a teeth-grinding habit or temporomandibular joint disorder. This is because uneven bites apply disproportionate amounts of force on specific areas on your teeth, resulting in increased stress in your tooth enamel and jaw joints. Therefore, fixing your bite reduces the risk of developing the issue later.

Metal Braces Are Not Your Only Solution

At Dr. Balicka’s office, you don’t have to settle for traditional braces just to straighten teeth. Whether it’s because you don’t want to change your appearance, oral care habits, diet or because you have an allergy to metal, another option is available. Invisalign® clear aligners make it easy to straighten teeth without using any metal hardware in the process. Instead, you’ll use a series of custom-made aligners specifically designed for your needs. Whether that’s fixing a poor bite or realigning several crowded teeth, Invisalign provides treatment that is faster overall and more convenient.

Paying for Treatment Can Be Possible

A woman pointing at her smile at a dental office.

While the cost of traditional braces and Invisalign can be largely comparable depending on your needs, paying for them doesn’t necessarily have to be a barrier. Huntington Orthodontics offers payment plans that make covering the cost of your treatment much easier. Some of these plans even come with zero-interest financing and require no credit card checks to start. Furthermore, those who are interested in Invisalign can save $250 when they accept same-day treatment through our in-office special.

Does the prospect of straightening teeth as an adult sound more feasible than before? The team at Huntington Orthodontics is prepared to take care of your needs. Schedule a consultation with our office today to get started!