Adult Treatment


Healthy teeth can be moved at almost any age. In fact, most orthodontic problems can be corrected as easily and effectively for adults as children. The orthodontic process can be slightly more complicated for adults, however, since adults are not growing and therefore may have begun to experience the breakdown or loss of their teeth and bone that supports the teeth. What adults lack in young tooth and bone tissue, they typically make up for with their high level of motivation and compliance with the suggested course of orthodontic treatment. Adults are great orthodontic patients!

And with all of the cosmetic options available for braces today, your friends and co-workers will barely notice that you are wearing braces at all.


One in five orthodontic patients is an adult. Increasingly, adults are realizing that they can benefit from the oral health and self-esteem that comes from properly aligned teeth and a great smile.

Many adults are nervous that having braces might make them look unprofessional. With the growing population of adults who wear braces (almost 1 million in the U.S. alone), this is becoming less of a concern each year. Nevertheless, Dr. Lane and his team take this into special consideration when treating adult patients.

We offer patients several options for improving the look of their braces. The new Invisalign system is a great option for many adults, since it uses a series of invisible aligners that virtually no one can tell that you are wearing. For those who cannot use the Invisalign system, we offer options like clear braces. For adults who are looking to add a little bit of style to their look, we offer gold braces and ties in several popular colors.

Please talk with Dr. Lane or your treatment coordinator to learn more about which option will be best for you!

Dr. Lane understands the unique needs of adult patients. As anyone on our team will tell you, braces aren't just for kids!