Braces for Adults

Adult Braces Made Easy

Orthodontic treatment like braces or clear aligners can be successful at any age, and adults especially appreciate the benefits of a beautiful smile. Nationally, one in every five braces patients are over the age of 21.

With three offices in Raleigh, Zebulon, and Rolesville, you can trust Dr. Laster and the Laster Orthodontics team to help you create your perfect smile.

Braces for Adults FAQ

How many of your braces patients are adults?

At Laster Orthodontics, about 35% of our patients are adults wanting braces.

What are some problems you see with adult braces patients?

Adults may have experienced some breakdown or loss of their teeth, and loss of bone that supports the teeth. This means adults may require periodontal treatment before, during, and/or after orthodontic treatment. Bone loss can also limit the amount and direction of tooth movement that is advisable. We perform a thorough evaluation and will direct you to specialists as needed to assure you a healthy, beautiful smile.

Why should I see an orthodontist before beginning any type of orthodontic treatment?

Because adults may be more prone to dental issues like periodontal disease, temporomandibular disorder (TMD), and even unrealistic treatment expectations, orthodontist evaluation and supervision is a necessity for adults wanting braces. Dr. Laster will provide a free consultation to assess your current smile, perfect smile goals, and more to help you get the most from your braces.