Orthdodontic treatments for adults

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Perhaps you never got the treatment you needed when you were young.

Maybe you had braces at one point but your teeth have relapsed since. Maybe you have just recently started to think about straightening your teeth.

Whatever your reason might be, you are now grown and wondering:

"Is it too late for me to get braces?"

At Ocean Orthodontics, we believe two things:

  • Everyone deserves to have a beautiful smile no matter what their age is.

  • It is never too late to get started.

We understand the unique orthodontic concerns you may have as an adult and we are prepared to address those with treatments that are perfectly suited to the needs and preferences of adults.

Adults need braces, too

We do recommend starting braces in childhood when it is easier to correct orthodontic irregularities. However, you can still benefit from braces even if your childhood years are far behind you.

The benefits of straightening your smile as an adult:

You're never too old to start treatment

Age is not the key factor in getting braces. Rather, your oral health is what matters the most. Many adults have some degree of dental decay or gum inflammation that can complicate orthodontic treatment. 

Even if you do have some sort of dental problem, you can still benefit from braces. Our orthodontists will carefully evaluate your oral health to determine whether or not you need any other treatment before getting braces. They want to ensure that your orthodontic treatment will have the best possible foundation so that you get the results you want.

Adult orthodontic treatment has been highly successful here at Ocean Orthodontics. We have noticed that adult patients are more responsible than kids when it comes to the care and maintenance of their braces and this leads to improved outcomes.

There is no age limit for getting treatment at Ocean Orthodontics. The oldest patient we have treated so far was 67 years old! We currently see many patients over the age of 21 so you are far from alone.

Come and chat to us about your treatment options and costs.

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Treatment options for adults at Ocean Orthodontics.

Modern developments in orthodontics have made adult braces faster, easier and more comfortable than ever before.

Most importantly, new orthodontic technologies have yielded treatment options that are also virtually invisible. 

Like many other adults, you may be concerned about how you will look while wearing braces. This is natural since braces are typically associated with a childlike appearance. 

We offer advanced orthodontic treatments that can help you to straighten your teeth discreetly.

Smiling woman with clear braces

Clear braces

You can opt to have traditional braces with a tooth-coloured ceramic finish. The result blends in with your natural teeth so well that your braces will not be readily noticeable.

Woman fitting Invisalign aligners

Invisalign®

We also provide Invisalign® here at Ocean Orthodontics. These clear aligners are an excellent choice for busy adults who wish to maintain their professional image because they can be removed for special events and photo ops.

When you visit Ocean Orthodontics in Maroochydoore or Warana, you will experience the latest orthodontic techniques in a relaxing and welcoming environment. Our team is constantly learning new ways to help more adults on the Sunshine Coast to benefit from orthodontic treatment.

For example, at our Maroochydore location, we offer digital 3D scanning with iTero® technology. This eliminates the need for messy dental impressions.

Learn more about the types of braces we offer or contact us to schedule a free initial appointment with our orthodontists.

Frequently asked questions about braces for adults.

Am I too old to get braces?

There is no official age cutoff for getting braces. All that matters is having good oral health and being able to take good care of your teeth while having orthodontic treatment. Adults of any age can benefit from having a more beautiful smile with straighter teeth. Schedule an appointment to discuss your individual qualifications with one of our orthodontists to find out if braces are right for you.

How will braces affect my daily life?

It depends on what kind of braces you get. Traditional fixed braces require special daily cleaning to keep your teeth healthy and can limit the types of foods you are able to eat. Clear aligners, on the other hand, are removable and will not require any special changes in your regular daily diet or oral hygiene routine. Choosing a discreet braces option will allow you to go about your daily life without making any dramatic changes to your appearance.

How can I afford braces as an adult?

It is true that there are more financial resources and insurance plans that cover orthodontic treatment for children. However, paying for adult braces may be easier than you think. At Ocean Orthodontics, we offer several flexible payment plans and financing options to our adult patients to make treatment as affordable as possible.

Is it worth the effort to get braces as an adult?

Even if you do not mind having teeth that look crooked, it is important to at least consider the health benefits of straightening them. Getting braces at any age can help improve your oral health, balance out your bite and boost your confidence.

Book a free consultation to get started

It is never too late to get a new smile.

Are you ready to begin orthodontic treatment as an adult?

Schedule a free initial consultation to find out which kind of braces are right for you. We welcome adult patients from Mooloolaba, Coolum Beach, Kuluin, Buddina and the surrounding areas.

Simply fill out the form to get started and we will get in touch with you to book your appointment.

When you click submit, you will be taken to our live calendar to choose your preferred appointment time.

Where we are and how to get in touch

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Ocean Orthodontics

5/3 Kawana Island Blvd
Warana
QLD 4575
Monday to Friday 8am to 5pm
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Ocean Orthodontics
Level 2
94 Memorial Avenue
Maroochydore
QLD 4558
Monday to Friday 8am to 5pm
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