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Adult Braces

We understand that getting braces as an adult is a big decision.  Just remember, it’s never too late to improve your smile either for cosmetic reasons or to correct a bite problem.  We offer several options for adults thinking about orthodontics.  If you’ve always thought about improving your smile or bite, now is the time.  We have many adult patients that have achieved the smile they thought they could never get.  We offer payment plans and payment options too so don’t let age or finances stop you from getting the smile you deserve!
 

Why should you be treated as an adult?

As an adult you may be experiencing some changes in your dental health, teeth can continue to move even if they are healthy.  At Cartwright Orthodontics we will discuss with you the best option to correct your concerns.  Remember, it is much easier to brush and floss teeth that are properly aligned; this will help prevent tooth decay, gum disease, bone loss, and increased or irregular wear of tooth enamel.  If orthodontics is something you’ve always thought about, now is the time to correct your concerns.  Let us help!

Dr. Cartwright offers several options to meet the aesthetic needs of adults considering braces.  We provide clear aligners called Simpli5 that can be used if you don’t have a bite issue and crowding or spacing is mild.  Clear or ceramic braces are another option.  They do everything a traditional metal bracket does but they are less noticeable.  Finally, we do have traditional metal braces.  You can get the smile you want with one of these options.

Simpli5 Clear Aligners

Simpli5 is your fast and simple aligner system for minor to moderate anterior crowding or spacing. Developed by Ormco’s AOA Lab, Simpli5 consists of up to five sequential trays for dual- and single-arch cases. Each tray generates up to 1/2mm of movement, or 5mm overall for a dual arch case.

 

Ceramic Clear Braces

Ceramic braces are made of a clear ceramic material. They are less noticeable but are more fragile and a little larger than metal brackets. A metal wire is used which is adjusted every 4-6 weeks and gently moves the teeth.  Following all orthodontic treatment, retainers are worn to hold the teeth in their new position. Ceramic brackets can be a great choice for adults who are trying to minimize the appearance of braces.

Metal Braces

Metal braces are traditional braces that are bonded to each tooth.  A metal wire is used which is adjusted every 4-6 weeks and gently moves the teeth.  Following all orthodontic treatment, retainers are worn to hold the teeth in their new position.
 

Schedule Your Orthodontic Consultation Today

It's never too late to improve your smile. Schedule your consultation today and let us help you achieve the bite and smile you want!  We have two convenient locations, one in Bethel Park and one in McMurray.  There is an $80 consultation fee for adults but this is deducted from your treatment fee.

Bethel Park Office

Dr. Gary Cartwright, DMD
4880 Library Road
Bethel Park, PA 15102
(412) 833-6188

McMurray Office

Dr. Gary Cartwright, DMD
2000 Waterdam Plaza Drive, Suite 160
McMurray, PA 15317
(724) 942-5130

Complimentary Exam

Dr. Cartwright offers a complimentary consultation for children under 18 that consists of a panoramic x-ray, photographs, a thorough orthodontic examination and a discussion of potential treatment options.

4880 Library Road, Bethel Park, PA 15102 USA
Gary Cartwright, DMD Bethel Park, PA Orthodontist. (412) 833-6188
2000 Waterdam Plaza Drive, Suite 160, McMurray, PA 15317 USA
Gary Cartwright, DMD McMurray, PA Orthodontist (724) 942-5130