Adult orthodontic treatment to improve your your smile and health.

Braces aren't just for kids anymore. A growing percentage of our patients are adults, and they agree that it's never too late to improve their greatest asset, their smile.

Concord, CA Orthodontist Dr. Aurora Patino, DDS offers a variety of adult orthodontic treatmentsConcord, CA Orthodontist Dr. Aurora Patino, DDS offers a variety of adult orthodontic treatmenta that are designed for different age groups, including adults. Tooth alignment can be changed at any age if your gums and bone structure are healthy. Adult orthodontic treatment later in life can dramatically improve your personal appearance and self esteem. Improving the health of your teeth and gums is equally important. Crooked teeth and a bad bite can contribute to gum and bone loss, tooth decay and bad breath, abnormal wear of the tooth enamel and surfaces, and headaches and jaw joint (TMJ/TMD) pain.

However, the good news is that the new adult orthodontic treatment techniques and appliances for we use greatly reduce discomfort levels, decrease the frequency of visits, shorten the treatment time, and may allow you to choose from several adult orthodontic treatment options. During the initial examination, we will be able to determine the best possible adult orthodontic treatment options for your individual needs. A new smile can begin today!  Read some of Dr. Patino's recent patient reviews on our Google+ page or like us on our Facebook page.

It is never too late to get braces! Today, many adults are finally getting around to straightening their teeth. Concord Orthodontist Dr. Aurora Patino, DDS offers many advanced adult orthodontic treatment options for braces for adults.

Why Get Braces as an Adult?

Orthodontic treatment at later stages in life can dramatically improve your personal appearance and self-esteem.Orthodontic treatments and procedures are evolving and currently we are able to offer many alternatives to traditional metal braces. Many adults find these orthodontic solutions more favorable as they prefer to fix their crooked smile in a conservative manner. However, adults often opt for traditional braces as well and we are happy to oblige. Additionally, not everyone has the opportunity to receive orthodontic care when they are younger so they are choosing to get the work done now that they have more financial freedom or dental insurance. In addition to creating a more picture perfect smile, straight teeth also offer health benefits. Reduction in general tooth decay as teeth are appropriately spaced. Decreased likelihood of developing periodontal disease. Decreased likelihood of tooth injury and reduction in digestive disorders. Concord Orthodontist, Dr. Aurora Patino, has a passion for creating aesthetically pleasing smiles as well as giving patients their healthiest mouth possible. Below are some of the options we offer adults looking for braces:

Traditional Braces – Metal brackets and elastics have worked for centuries. Many adults opt for the tried and true option of traditional braces.

Clear Braces – Clear braces are a variation of traditional braces. They offer the same results but get there using clear brackets and tooth colored elastics. This clear option for braces often is not noticeable at a few feet away. Many adults love this choice for braces.

Invisalign® - Invisalign treatment is getting more and more popular but Dr. Aurora Patino has been offering it since 2007. For many orthodontic issues this treatment works great! It offers clear, removable aligners and often times a short duration of therapy. To learn more, check out our dedicated page about this treatment.

Lingual Braces – If you are looking for completely unnoticeable braces, lingual braces are your answer. Our Concord Orthodontist Dr. Patino expertly places the brackets and elastics on the backside (tongue side) of your teeth so no one will ever see them.

We are honored to treat patients from all over town including Concord, Clayton, Lafayette, Alamo and all of the surrounding areas at our Concord location. To discuss if adult braces are right for you, give us a call today. We offer free orthodontic consultations so don't delay, get a complimentary consultation today!