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.

Many adults are concerned with the appearance of braces, so get Invisalign, the invisible alternative to braces.

Invisalign 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 by an orthodontist like Dr. McCoy, not by a dentist dabbling with Invisalign.

But my dentist says they do Invisalign, too.

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 Invisalign are not the same product.  Get The Real McCoy for your Invisalign!

All patients are Invisalign candidates in Dr. McCoy’s expert hands.

If you have been told that you are not an Invisalign candidate, come in and discuss this with Dr. McCoy.  You can see a patient here (ADD LINK TO Invisalign PATIENT IN CROSSBITE) who was told by a local orthodontist and their dentist that they couldn’t do Invisalign, that is, until they came to Dr McCoy!

In Dr. McCoy’s office, Invisalign and braces are the same fee.  So, why would anyone do braces?  You can read more about the wonderful benefits of Invisalign treatment here.

Benefits of Treatment
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
  • Create a better or more comfortable bite and ability to chew
  • Address missing teeth
  • Close spaces between the teeth
  • Reduce excessive wear on the teeth due to grinding or poor bite
  • Jaw surgery to correct discrepancy between the upper and lower jaws.

Soreness/Discomfort
Orthodontic treatment is no more uncomfortable for adults than children.  Adults undergoing orthodontic treatment report the same level of soreness as children but with Invisalign, 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, with the new titanium technology wires, put less pressure on your teeth to cause discomfort, while moving your teeth more rapidly and efficiently.  It also decreases the time required between adjustments to every 8 – 10 weeks.

With Invisalign, the interval between appointments is about every three months!  Treatment time, on average, is completed in 15-18 months with Invisalign or 18-30 months with braces.

Cost
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. Kevin McCoy has treated individuals in their 50’s, 60’s and even their 70’s.  It is never too late to gain the smile you have always wanted!