Braces aren’t just for kids anymore


Tooth alignment can be changed and your smile can be improved at any age if your gums and bone structure are healthy. Dr. Moshiri offers a variety of treatments that are designed for different age groups – including adults. A new smile can begin today!

Orthodontic treatment at later stages 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, abnormal wear of the tooth enamel and surfaces, headaches and jaw joint (TMJ/TMD) pain.

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Don’t let age stop you from having the straight teeth you’ve always dreamed of.  Braces are not just for children and teens anymore, teeth can be straightened any age.  The biological process involved in tooth movement is the same for both children and adults.

Yes, parents are still making regular trips to the orthodontist office, but these days more are leaving their kids in the waiting room or having treatment at the same time.

More than one million grown-ups are sporting some form of braces, double the number from 10 years ago according to the American Association of Orthodontists.  

Braces have never been easier;  with the new techniques and materials now available, not only can we greatly decrease the discomfort of wearing braces, but we’ve also decreased the frequency of office visits and overall treatment time.

As America’s baby boomers have become more health conscious, they’re rejecting the notion that losing teeth and dentures are a routine part of growing older.  Now, more than ever, adults are concerned about their personal appearance. Adults now exercise more and eat healthier.

Orthodontics can not only provide you with a beautiful full smile,  but can also enhance facial structure. Teeth provide the support structure for the soft tissue of the lower face including lips, cheeks and marionette lines.

By repositioning the teeth and jaw skin can appear tighter and lips can appear fuller.  We can oftentimes achieve greater facial aesthetics without surgery for the extraction of teeth, by creating a treatment plan utilizing low friction appliances that can expand the jaw and reposition teeth and gums.

Our approach to orthodontics allows our patients to undergo treatment discreetly and quickly.

Good news! The new techniques and appliances we use greatly reduce discomfort levels, decrease the frequency of visits, shorten treatment time and may allow you to choose from several options. Your options may include metal braces, translucent braces or clear aligners (Invisalign®) that improve malaligned (crooked) teeth.

During the initial examination, we will be able to determine the best possible treatment (braces or Invisalign® will be considered) for your individual needs. During this initial examination, we can outline the treatment plan, time of treatment expected and the approximate cost.

Over 40% of Dr. Moshiri’s patients are adults, and they agree that it’s never too late to improve their greatest asset: their smile.

Call Moshiri Orthodontics at 314-427-2237 to schedule an appointment today!