Adult Treatment

Orthodontics is not just for children and teens.  In fact, 1 in every 5 patients in orthodontic treatment is an adult.  No one is too old for orthodontic treatment!

Adult teeth move at the same rate as a child’s teeth.  Who knew?

Many adults are concerned with the appearance of braces on their teeth, so with Dr. McCoy, you can get SureSmile and Invisalign Clear Aligners, the invisible alternative to braces.

SureSmile and Invisalign Clear Aligners involves the use of clear removable aligners fabricated through advanced 3D imaging to align your teeth, but only after a proper analysis and set up done by Dr. McCoy, not by a lab tech or a dentist dabbling with Invisalign after their two day training course at a hotel, the only training provided to your dentist before they certify to do Invisalign.  Scary!

But my dentist says they do Invisalign.

Find out here how your dentist is only allowed by the Invisalign company to use their pre-canned software and some lab technician when moving teeth with Invisalign, how the Invisalign company has a new marketing campaign to try and repair the bad reputation that dentist-done Invisalign has created for their product’s reputation and why dentist-done Invisalign and Dr. McCoy’s SureSmile and Invisalign Clear Aligners are not the same product.  Get The Real McCoy for your Clear Aligner treatment!

All patients are SureSmile and Invisalign Clear Aligner candidates in Dr. McCoy’s expert hands.

If you have been told that you are not a SureSmile and Invisalign Clear Aligner candidate, come in and discuss this with Dr. McCoy.  You can see a patient here who was told by three local orthodontists and their dentist that they couldn’t do Invisalign, that is, until they came to Dr. McCoy!

In Dr. McCoy’s office, everyone can be a SureSmile and Invisalign Clear Aligner candidate.

Read more about the wonderful benefits of Prevention Orthodontics with Dr. McCoy’s SureSmile and Invisalign Clear Aligner treatment here.

Benefits of Orthodontic Treatment for Adults
Adults can benefit from orthodontic treatment in many ways.  These include:

  • Align your teeth to create a more aesthetic and beautiful smile
  • Correct relapse after previous orthodontic treatment due to lack of long term retainer wear
  • Improve the ability to brush and floss, especially for crowded or overlapping lower front teeth
  • Straightening your teeth gets rid of bacteria of the bone-destroying type (this is huge).
  • So, straight teeth are more healthy.
  • A healthy mouth means a healthy body since bacteria can and do get into your bloodstream from your mouth.
  • Create a better or more comfortable bite and a better ability to chew
  • Address replacing missing teeth
  • Close spaces between the teeth
  • Reduce excessive wear on the teeth due to grinding or a poor bite
  • Jaw surgery to correct discrepancy between the upper and lower jaws.

Orthodontic treatment is no more uncomfortable for adults than children.  Adults undergoing orthodontic treatment report the same level of soreness as children but with SureSmile and Invisalign Clear Aligners, you won’t get the soreness associated with braces.

Typically, with braces, your teeth are most uncomfortable 12-24 hours after an orthodontic adjustment and will disappear within 3 to 5 days.  Modern braces are smaller and more comfortable to wear.  Modern techniques, using titanium wires and SureSmile Custom Wires, Dr. McCoy puts less pressure on your teeth which reduces discomfort, while moving your teeth more rapidly and efficiently.  This also decreases the time required between adjustments to every 10 – 12 weeks.

With SureSmile and Invisalign Clear Aligners, the interval between appointments is about every 12 weeks!

Treatment time, on average, is completed in 15-18 months with SureSmile and Invisalign Clear Aligners or 18-24 months with braces, depending upon severity of your orthodontic problem.

The fee for adult orthodontic treatment is determined the same way as child or adolescent treatment.  It is based on the severity of the problem, the complexity of the correction, the appliances used and the length of time to correct.

Dr. McCoy has treated individuals in their 50’s, 60’s and even their 70’s.

It is never too late to get the smile you have always wanted!