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Convenient Adult Orthodontic Care in Middletown, OH

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At Sprowls Orthodontics, we believe everyone deserves a beautiful, healthy smile. Dr. Sprowls and our highly trained teamof orthodontic specialists work hard to get to know every patient on an individual level, designing specialized treatment plans that perfectly suit our patients' unique orthodontic needs - and schedule! Dr. Sprowls realizes that it's never too late for a beautiful smile.

A New Smile at Any Age

More and more adults are discovering the magic of orthodontic treatment, and its little wonder. Today's braces are slimmer, more attractive, and more comfortable than those of days past, and new appliances like Invisalign and Incognito are almost completely invisible when worn, so no one has to know about your treatment! And once you get your new smile, you'll discover a boost of confidence, happiness, and self-esteem that will radiate through your personal and professional life.

We can move healthy teeth at any age - but there are two important things to consider for adult treatment. For one, the jaw is fully developed in adults, so we can't use appliances to move it like we can with children. Second, periodontal (gum) disease is far more prevalent in adults, so we'll need to take extra care to ensure any gum disease is clear before starting with braces. This is nothing to worry about though, and it's good for your dental health in the long term!

Treatment Methods

All orthodontic appliances do more or less the same thing - they use small, directed, constant forces to gradually move the positioning and alignment of teeth. How we achieve that goal, though, is varied, and there’s a plethora of treatment options available to you. Our treatments include:

Traditional Metal Braces:

This is what most people think of when they hear the word "braces." They're composed of small metal brackets bonded to the teeth with a thing, springy archwire run through all the brackets, attached on either end to a metal band that's cemented to a back molar.

Clear Braces:

Clear braces use the same mechanics as braces, but the brackets are made of a clear, composite material, making them far less visible than regular braces.

Invisalign:

Invisalign does away with brackets and wires altogether, instead using a series of clear, removable aligners to straighten teeth. The aligners are virtually invisible when worn and can be easily popped in and out to eat, drink, brush, or floss. This means no one has to know you're straightening your teeth, you can still enjoy all your favorite foods, and maintaining proper oral hygiene is as easy as ever!

Lingual Braces (Invisible Braces) from your Centerville, Oh Orthodontist

Lingual braces are truly invisible. While they're made of metal and are just as powerful as regular braces, the brackets are bonded to the inside (tongue side) of teeth - so they're completely invisible when your mouth is closed! While they're great for some patients, they can be difficult to get used to and are a little more expensive than regular braces.

Post-Treatment

Once the active phase of your treatment is finished, you'll enter the retention phase - and this is critical for the long-term health of your smile. Without a retainer, your teeth will just drift back to their original positions, erasing all your hard work! We'll fit you with your own custom clear retainer and give you detailed instructions on wearing and caring for it.

Contact Your Springboro, OH Orthodontist

Have more questions about treatment or want to get started? We're excited for you! Feel free to reach out to us at our contact page with any questions or to schedule a consultation at our Springboro, Centerville, or Middletown, OH office. We can't wait to hear from you, and we look forward to helping you achieve a beautiful, healthy new smile!