Adult Orthodontics in Fredericksburg and Stafford
When you think of braces, you may picture a pre-teen or young adult wearing them. However, improving your oral health is not just for younger patients. In recent years, many adults have improved their smiles with the help of braces, too.
At Rappahannock Orthodontics, we want patients of all ages to experience the confidence a straighter smile can bring. Our practice offers many comfortable adult braces options to help improve your confidence and oral health.
Do Adults Need Braces?
Misaligned teeth can affect your smile aesthetically and functionally. In addition to altering your appearance, misaligned teeth can be challenging to clean, or they may affect how you eat or speak. Receiving braces as an adult provides numerous benefits, such as:
- Lowering your chances of tooth decay.
- Decreasing tooth injuries.
- Improving chewing for better digestion.
When you choose Rappahannock Orthodontics for your adult orthodontic needs, we will customize your treatment to fit your preferences and lifestyle. We offer three braces options to allow you to find a treatment that best fits your lifestyle or orthodontic goals.
Our Braces for Adult Teeth
Depending on your needs, lifestyle and other personal preferences, Dr. Caspersen may suggest one of the following braces treatments:
Traditional Metal Braces
Traditional metal braces are the most common treatment option and have become smaller and more comfortable over the years. Adult metal braces work by applying constant pressure to your teeth with the help of brackets and an archwire. This pressure forces your teeth to shift into a straighter position over time. Patients of all ages often find traditional metal braces easier to manage, as they are fixed to your teeth. This feature limits the risk of losing important hardware.
Ceramic braces use a clear, tooth-colored material to straighten your teeth without the visibility of traditional braces. Many patients prefer ceramic braces because they combine the discreet look of Invisalign® with the effectiveness of traditional braces. If you would like to maintain your professional appearance while wearing braces, you may want to consider adult ceramic braces as your treatment option.
Clear Invisalign aligners are a popular method for straightening teeth due to their transparent appearance. If you had braces as a child and could use a minor adjustment or would like to straighten your teeth subtly, you may wish to consider this treatment option.
Other benefits of invisible braces for adults are shorter and fewer appointments, making them ideal for busy professionals
Why You Should Choose Rappahannock Orthodontics for Your Adult Braces
At Rappahannock Orthodontics, our goal is to help all patients achieve their dream smiles. Dr. Caspersen has years of experience providing expert orthodontic care to patients of all ages. In addition to his prestigious background, Dr. Caspersen makes an effort to continually learn more about the field of orthodontics to offer the best treatments possible for our patients.
Schedule an Appointment at One of Our Offices
Fix your smile today with braces from Rappahannock Orthodontics. To schedule an appointment for your free consultation at our offices in Fredericksburg or Stafford, Virginia, call us at 540-371-2611 or fill out our contact form!
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408 Chatham Square Office Park
Fredericksburg, VA 22405
35 Walpole St #203
Stafford, VA 22554
Monday - Thursday
8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Closed for lunch daily
from 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM
Hours alternate every other week with our other office. This schedule is subject to change. Please call with any questions.