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All About Adult Braces

Adult braces? Absolutely. Today, people of all ages are choosing to straighten their smile. If you want to feel better about your smile, whether you have a crossbite, overcrowded teeth or extended gaps, an expertly trained orthodontist can give you the results you desire, at any age.

Choose Ceramic or Lingual Devices

When you think of braces, you may think of teens wearing colorful braces rather than the more subtle options available. However, your orthodontist can examine your bite to create adult braces that are worn on the backs of your teeth, called lingual devices, or that are made from color-matching ceramics so that it is difficult for someone else to see the braces, if you so choose.

How Long Will My Orthodontic Treatment Take?

Orthodontics for adults is similar to what children and teenagers undergo, but it can take slightly longer to improve your smile because your alveolar bones are fully formed and can therefore be more resistant to treatment. Begin by having a thorough examination from a specially trained orthodontist who has experience working with adult teeth, such as Dr. Matza, your Boca Raton smile specialist. Your orthodontist will discuss your specific concerns and design a treatment plan to correct your teeth, which typically takes between two to four years, but varies dependent upon your teeth.

But Braces for Adults, Really?

Braces have come a long way, and there are certainly options available for adults who prefer a subtle look. The common metal braces are one option if you don’t mind the look, and are usually worn for anywhere between a year to three years. Ceramic braces have brackets that are made from clear or color-matching materials that are difficult to see, and take a similar amount of time to fix your teeth as the metal versions. You may also choose the lingual option, which go on the backs of your teeth so you can smile with confidence at work, school or social events without any embarrassment. In any case, your smile specialist will help you choose a customized treatment plan that works for you, and will give you the expected length of treatment time. Remember that modern orthodontists will understand the complexities of your problems and give you the straighter smile you’ve always wanted.

Meet Your Smile Specialists

At Matza & Co. Orthodontics, we believe your smile is special, and we can help make it shine as bright as you. Dr. Matza has been in private practice, specializing in Orthodontics in Boca Raton, Florida, since 1979. He is known for his treatment of both children and adults – and he believes it’s never too late (or too early!) to perfect your smile! Just check out these amazing before and after photos of treatments performed by Dr. Matza:  Contact us today and take the first steps towards getting that smile you’ve always dreamed of! Visit us at or call us directly at 561.368.3480 to schedule your complimentary first consultation!