J.A. Duval , DDS
Orthodontist located in Warner Robins, GA & Albany, GA
It’s never too late to straighten your teeth, which is why Duval Orthodontics provides high-quality adult braces. Conveniently located in Albany, and Warner Robins, Georgia, Duval Orthodontics is a trusted provider of excellent orthodontic care for patients of all ages. To learn more about how adult braces can improve your smile, schedule a visit today by calling the office or booking online.
Adult Braces Q & A
What are adult braces?
Adult braces are just like traditional metal braces – they’re a fixed oral appliance that straightens your teeth with an archwire attached to a series of bands and brackets that are bonded to your teeth. The archwire is periodically tightened, which puts a small, yet the constant amount of pressure on the brackets attached to your teeth. That pressure gradually moves your teeth into a better alignment.
Advances in technology over the past few years have left us with a wealth of braces options today. With so many different types of braces available, it’s never too late to straighten your smile!
What types of adult braces do you offer?
Duval Orthodontics offers a wide variety of adult braces, including:
This is the most common type of braces. They’re made from high-grade stainless steel and use elastics that come in a variety of colors for you to choose from. Today’s traditional braces are much more comfortable than they used to be, enabling you to straighten your smile with ease.
Ceramic braces are made from clear materials that leave them less visible on your smile than traditional braces, making them a popular choice for older teenagers and adult patients who want more discretion in their orthodontic treatment. Ceramic braces tend to be more fragile than traditional braces, however, so they might require slightly more upkeep.
For patients who want to make a fashion statement, Duval Orthodontics offers gold braces. Gold braces are functionally identical to traditional braces but are a shiny, sparkly, gold color instead of silver.
The Damon system uses tie-less brackets that are self-ligating, meaning you don’t need to have your archwire periodically tightened. The archwire in Damon braces keeps your teeth moving toward proper alignment because it’s made from a high-tech, memory-shape material. Damon braces are also more gentle to your teeth and tissues and drastically reduce your treatment time. They’re also available in clear brackets.
Incognito braces use brackets that attach to the inner sides of your teeth, making them entirely unnoticeable on your smile. Incognito braces are an excellent solution for patients who don’t want their braces to show, or are concerned about braces damaging the front side of their teeth.
Six Month Smiles®
Six Month Smiles is a revolutionary braces treatment that uses clear brackets and tooth-colored wires to get your front teeth in better alignment in as little as six months.
What’s the process for getting adult braces?
Your adult braces journey begins with a consultation at Duval Orthodontics. Your orthodontist uses intraoral scanning to assess the alignment of your teeth and bite, then works with you to determine which type of adult braces are best for your particular condition, preferences, and budget.
With most adult braces, you come into Duval Orthodontics periodically to have your orthodontist check up on your progress and tighten your archwire. Depending on the type of braces you get and the condition you’re correcting, treatment can be completed anywhere between a few months and a few years.
Get started with your adult braces today by scheduling an appointment with Duval Orthodontics. You can book your visit by calling the office or using the online scheduling tool.