Adult Orthodontics

You may be thinking that it’s too late for you to straighten your smile. You may be asking yourself questions like: What’s different about braces for Adults? How about Invisalign? Why didn’t I just wear my retainers? How long would it take to just fix these lower teeth?

Whether you’re a Mom, Dad, Ms. Savvy Career Woman, or Mr. Workaholic Business Man, it’s about time you did something for YOU. An attractive smile, straight teeth, and comfortable bite is a great place to start.

When you come in for your complimentary consultation, we will walk you through a complete oral examination. During this tour through your teeth, we will take appropriate x-rays and photos to analyze your tooth shape, smile display, and all aesthetic aspects of your lips and mouth. This is done to show you how your smile would benefit from braces. We’ll then discuss the functional aspects of your teeth and jaws. We want you to know exactly how your face, jaws, and smile would improve from Orthodontic treatment.

Adult Treatment Options:

Invisalign - Invisalign treatment includes a series of plastic clear aligners that move your teeth through small, incremental movements. You’ll wear a set of them, then get new ones every 1-2 weeks or so until eventually your teeth are straight and beautiful. Many adults LOVE this option as you can remove them to eat or for special speaking/social events.

Conventional Braces - Normal braces (metal or clear ceramic) work great for nearly everyone. These include custom brackets and wires for each patient. This type of treatment is very helpful if very specific movements are needed for the best result. They are also great when rubber-bands are needed for bite correction.

Laser Gum Surgery - These procedures are used to cosmetically improve the patient’s smile as well as the periodontal health of the individual. Dr. Sparks’ techniques have little to no post operative sensitivity and often do not require needles for anesthesia.

TADs - Temporary anchorage devices, or TADs, are small titanium anchors used in certain orthodontic cases to help achieve quicker tooth movement with more efficiency and comfort. TADs have expanded the scope of orthodontics, allowing Dr. Sparks to achieve corrections previously accomplished only by surgical means.