Braces for Adults & Seniors
Kids aren’t the only ones who can benefit from braces! In fact, braces help people of all ages improve their oral health and restore confidence in their smiles.
At Koga Orthodontics, we provide high-quality treatment for adults and seniors that can help correct the alignment of your teeth no matter your age.
Why Braces are Important for Adults & Seniors
Getting braces as an adult has many benefits. Here are just a few ways that making your teeth straighter can improve your quality of life:
- Making your teeth easier to clean
- Reducing your risk of tooth decay and gum disease
- Increasing comfort when speaking, chewing food, and even breathing
- Reducing wear-and-tear on certain teeth caused by uneven bite pressure
- Reducing headaches and pain related to TMJ (temporomandibular joint dysfunction)
Trust our experienced team to give you the tools you’ll need to show off your smile to the world.
Why Choose Us
Expert Skills & Knowledge
Dr. Koga has over a decade of experience providing effective results for adults and seniors.
Next-Gen Tech & Equipment
Friendly & Personable
Dr. Koga values her community. She and her team put the comfort and well-being of patients first at all times.
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Frequently Asked Questions about Braces for Adults & Seniors
How Much Do Braces for Adults & Seniors Cost?
The total cost of braces varies according to each patient’s specific orthodontic needs. For example, your braces will most likely cost more if your teeth require significant realignment. However, your insurance coverage also plays a role in determining your final out-of-pocket costs.
Koga Orthodontics accepts a wide range of insurance providers, making our services more cost-effective and accessible for the vast majority of patients. For an accurate estimate based on your individual needs, the best bet is to contact us directly.
How Long Do Adult Braces Take?
Typically, adult braces take 1-3 years to realign a patient’s teeth. However, the length of time required depends on how much realignment is needed. The effectiveness of your braces will also depend on how well you follow our recommendations for maintaining them. Many adults who wear braces experience results more quickly than children simply because they are better at following instructions to care for them.
Are Adult Braces Painful?
While wearing braces as an adult, you may experience some soreness and discomfort as your teeth gradually shift over time. You may find it difficult to chew certain foods for a few days after your braces have been adjusted, but this sensitivity typically disappears afterwards and you should be able to resume normal activities.
What Kinds of Braces Can Adults & Seniors Get?
Adults and seniors may be eligible for different types of braces, depending on their budget and needs. At Koga Orthodontics, we offer clear aligners, plus clear and traditional braces for adult patients.
Will I Need a Retainer After My Braces Come Off?
Patients need to wear retainers after their braces come off to prevent their teeth from slowly shifting back to their original positions. This is just as true for adults and seniors as it is for children and teens. You should also expect to visit us regularly once your braces have been removed to confirm that the alignment of your teeth continues to remain ideal.
Should I Get Braces As An Adult?
If your teeth are misaligned to the point where it affects your confidence or makes it hard to take care of them properly, braces can be an excellent way to improve your smile and oral hygiene. Anyone can get braces as an adult, as long as their teeth and gums are healthy enough. To find out if adult braces can help you, contact Koga Orthodontics and speak to a qualified member of our team.
I want to thank Dr. Hummelfor bringing Dr. Koga to the Monroe area. I am very pleased she joined his practice. Dr. Hummel turned my orthodontic care over to Dr. Koga.
When introduced, I immediately felt her warmth and friendly personality. We spoke for a few minutes and she expressed her excitement about living in Monroe and growing her Orthodontic practice. During my care, Dr. Koga and staff were professional, compassionate and gentle. It was a wonderful experience. Dr. Koga gave me the "Hollywood Smile". I am so pleased and have recieved many compliements from family and friends. Thank you Dr. Koga!
Dr. Koga and the staff are amazing! They kept me on schedule and I got my braces of in exactly two years. They went above and beyond to resolve any issues such as a broken bracket or poking wire. Would highly recommend seeing them for your orthodontic needs!
Always a pleasant experience!!
Super friendly staff!