For Adults

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Davis Family Orthodontics proudly provides braces and orthodontic treatment for adults in Atlanta and surrounding areas.

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Many believe that orthodontic treatments are just for children and teenagers. Yet, Adult Orthodontics is gaining popularity, with an increasing number of adults seeking to enhance their smiles and oral health. At Davis Family Orthodontics, we believe that orthodontic treatments are for everyone, including for adults. Statistics have shown that one in five patients receiving orthodontic treatment over the age of 21. There are many reasons why adults are now choosing orthodontic treatment, and our practice offers a wide range of orthodontic treatment options to help them achieve the healthy, beautiful smile they deserve.

Reasons Why You Should Consider Orthodontic Treatment

Many adults are now considering orthodontic treatment as the best way to care for their oral health, as orthodontics has come a long way in helping patients of all ages receive the treatments they need. Some reasons to consider getting orthodontic treatment include the following:

  • A bad bite or malocclusion causes the teeth to fit together improperly
  • Crowded or spaced teeth may lead to tooth decay or gum disease
  • Abnormal jaw pain or pressure caused by crooked teeth
  • A desire for a healthier mouth and a more confident smile

Why Orthodontic Treatment is Needed for Adults:

Many adults might’ve missed the opportunity for corrective treatment during their younger years, or their teeth have shifted over time. Beyond aesthetics, misaligned teeth can lead to oral health issues like increased risk of decay, gum disease, and even jaw pain. Dr. Davis emphasizes that adult orthodontic treatment not only enhances your smile but can also offer significant health benefits.

Our Treatment Options For Adults For Orthodontic Treatment

Many adults often shy away from orthodontic treatment because of the common perception that adults can’t receive it, when in fact it is not true! Many advancements have been made to help adults receive the orthodontic treatment they need. Our practice offers a wide range of comfortable, aesthetic orthodontic treatment options that can be customized and adjusted to meet your specific needs, including:

Woman Smiling Happy Holding Professional Orthodontic options for Adult Orthodontics for Adults
  • Clear Braces: Clear braces are made of clear or tooth-colored materials that easily blend in with your teeth. They are considered less noticeable than traditional metal braces and are often used in mild to moderate orthodontic cases.
  • Ceramic Braces: Ceramic braces are made of clear or tooth-colored materials and work like traditional metal braces. These can be used in most orthodontic cases.
  • Self-Litigating Braces: Self-litigating braces work with a specialized clip instead of elastic bands to hold the wire used to align the teeth, require fewer adjustments than traditional braces, and are considered more comfortable.
  • Invisalign Braces: Invisalign works through a series of clear, removable, nearly invisible aligners when worn. They can be removed for eating, brushing, and flossing, requiring good compliance to ensure proper results.
  • Traditional Metal Braces: Traditional metal braces work with metal brackets and wires and are the most common type of braces. These can be used for all types of orthodontic cases and require regular adjustments to upkeep.

The Difference Between Adult, Teen, and Children Orthodontics

When treating children and teenagers, orthodontists often consider their jawbone development as they are still growing. On the other hand, adults’ jawbones stop growing, requiring advanced techniques such as orthognathic surgery to align them. In many ways, adult orthodontics requires additional treatments and considerations to perform, including:

  • Gum or bone loss (periodontal disease): adults are more prone to gum recession or bone loss due to advanced periodontal disease.
  • Worn or missing teeth: teeth can become worn down and shift into different positions over time, leading to a bad bite and increasing the possibility of gum disease.
  • Incomplete orthodontic treatment: many adults received some orthodontic treatment as a child or teen but often never completed their treatment.

However, orthodontic treatment can be an excellent tool for improving your oral health, as straighter teeth are easier to clean when flossing and brushing, helps reduce the risk of dental problems, and can boost your self-confidence.

What To Expect During Your Adult Orthodontic Treatment Process:

When you choose Davis Family Orthodontics for your orthodontic needs, here’s the comprehensive path you’ll navigate:

  • Consultation: At our initial session, Dr. Davis will thoroughly evaluate your dental structure to pinpoint the most suitable orthodontic treatment tailored for adults.
  • Imagery: If orthodontic treatment seems apt for you, the next step involves obtaining detailed imagery of your mouth. This digital mapping sets the foundation for a personalized treatment approach.
  • Appliance Fabrication: Leveraging insights from the imagery, specialized orthodontic appliances are designed to cater exclusively to the nuances of your adult teeth and jaw.
  • Monitoring Treatment: Periodic appointments with our orthodontist are crucial. These ensure that your teeth are adjusting optimally, maintaining the treatment’s precision and effectiveness.
  • Concluding the Treatment: Upon culminating your orthodontic journey, you’ll be provided with a retainer. This crucial step makes certain your rejuvenated and harmonious smile stands the test of time.


While orthodontic issues may originate in childhood, adults can take steps to prevent further complications. Maintaining regular dental check-ups, wearing retainers if prescribed previously, and addressing any dental issues promptly can help prevent the progression of orthodontic problems.


With modern advancements, orthodontic treatments for adults are more discreet, comfortable, and efficient than in the past. Depending on the specific treatment and individual needs, many adults see remarkable results within 12 to 24 months. Following treatment, not only will you have a more aligned smile, but the health benefits—like easier cleaning and reduced risk of gum disease—can last a lifetime.

Frequently Asked Questions

Q: Is it too late for adults to undergo orthodontic treatment?

A: Absolutely not! Adult Orthodontics is designed to cater to the specific needs of mature teeth and jaws. It’s never too late to enhance your smile and oral health.

Q: What’s the difference between traditional orthodontics and Adult Orthodontics?

A: While the fundamental principles are the same, Adult Orthodontics often takes into account factors like longer treatment times, mature jaw structures, and dental history, ensuring treatments are tailored to adults’ unique needs.

Q: Are there discreet treatment options available for adults?

A: Yes, at Davis Family Orthodontics, Dr. Davis offers a variety of discreet solutions suitable for adults, including clear braces and Invisalign, allowing for effective treatment without compromising aesthetics.

Why Choose Davis Family Orthodontics for Adult Orthodontics?

A radiant smile is timeless, and it’s never too late to start your journey towards one. If you’re considering orthodontic treatment as an adult, trust the expertise of Dr. Davis and our dedicated team. Book your consultation at one of our convenient locations in Lawrenceville, Loganville, Morrow, or Stone Mountain, GA. Let us help you take the next step to a healthier, more confident smile.

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