Adult Orthodontics

Adult Orthodontics

I know what you’re thinking… “I’m too old for braces!” However, we would like to argue that you are never too old to achieve your dream smile. “I don’t like the look of braces!” We personally celebrate the classic ‘braces look’, however, we also have a variety of alternative treatment options for you if you prefer a more discrete option. Orthodontic treatment is no longer just for teens. In fact, the American Association of Orthodontists states that one in five orthodontic patients is over the age of 21.  Many adults are choosing to receive treatment because they understand the importance of maintaining their health. Also, who doesn’t want to look like a million bucks?! Adults everywhere are taking advantage of the opportunity to receive orthodontic care, and now you can too.

Everyone wants a beautiful smile, but that isn’t the only reason you should pursue orthodontic treatment. As an adult, you are already more at risk for things like gum or bone loss, crowding that leads to tooth decay and gum disease, worn or missing teeth, among other dental concerns. Many of your dental concerns can be improved with orthodontic treatment. Many orthodontists focus on treating kids and teens because of the simplicity and tradition with treating young people. It takes a special orthodontist like Dr. Ammar to understand the complexity of other specialties and the roles they play in creating the smile you’ve always desired.

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Whether you are missing teeth, have large gaps, severe crowding, a bite that is causing you pain and discomfort, or need implant set ups or jaw surgery, Dr. Ammar knows how to work with you and your dentist to deliver a smile that is both functional and beautiful. If you are searching for adult orthodontic services in Falls Church, Fairfax, or Woodbrige, contact us for your free consultation and discover how you can have a healthy, confident smile.


What is the shortest time period for baces?

The shortest period to wear braces could be more or less around 12 months.

What are the benefits of getting braces as an adult?

An orthodontic treatment can help in improving certain dental concerns an adult may face such as dental crowding, gum disease, and tooth loss. 

What are the side effects of adult braces?

Adults braces may give you some mild discomfort, irritation, and difficulty in eating, especially when your braces are newly put in place or adjusted. However, the discomfort should only last for a few days.

What is the cost of braces?

On average, the price can range between $3000 – $10,000 and will depend on certain factors to be considered, such as your dental treatment plan. 

When is it too late to get braces?

It’s never too late to get braces! There is no age limit.