At Budd Orthodontics, we believe that you should be able to achieve a beautiful, healthy smile regardless of your age. You are never too old for orthodontic treatment!
There are surprisingly few differences between orthodontics for adults and children. Almost any treatment that can be performed for a child can also be performed for an adult. Probably the most significant exception to that general rule is the fact that—unlike children—adults are no longer growing. There are certain types of treatment in orthodontics that depend on modifying the growth of the teeth and jaws. When an adult patient is no longer growing, there are some types of treatments that could have been corrected non-surgically in children that will need to be corrected surgically in adults.
There are now many treatment options available that are “adult-friendly.” Our most common adult treatments are Invisalign®, clear braces, and surgical orthodontic treatment. We are also providers for Invisalign Express treatments for simple cases that can be completed in less than six months!
Your Treatment at Budd Orthodontics
Dr. Budd and our team have a wealth of experience treating adult patients—almost a third of all our patients are adults! We are experienced in multidisciplinary treatment (treatments involving multiple dental specialists and a general dentist), complicated surgical orthodontic treatments, and Invisalign treatment. Plus, our Phoenix and Scottsdale orthodontic offices have hours that are available to adult patients while most children are in school, during which additional time and resources are available to be dedicated to more complicated adult cases.
Ensuring a Successful Result
The best way to have an ideal outcome as an adult is to closely follow Dr. Budd’s instructions specific to your case. Adult treatments often require careful coordination between Dr. Budd, your general dentist, and other dental specialists such as a periodontist or an oral surgeon. Whatever your level of orthodontic need, you can rest assured that we’ll be here for you and are dedicated to seeing you smile!