At Lunsford McCaffrey Orthodontics - West Palm Beach, we proudly provide children, teens and adult orthodontics in our family-based, high-technology office. Whether you are looking for treatment for your kids or want to improve your own smile discreetly with Invisalign aligners, we can meet all your family’s orthodontic needs in our orthodontic office.
Adult Braces in the West Palm Beach Area
Many people today think of children and teens when they think of orthodontic treatment. While it is recommended that all children see an orthodontist for the first time by the age of 7, treatment later in life is always an option, if the teeth and gums are healthy. Whether you need orthodontic treatment to correct a jaw joint disorder or want to close gaps in your teeth, we are here for you!
Today, nearly one-fourth of all the patients we see at our practice are adults. When you visit our practice for orthodontic treatment as an adult, Dr. Kevin McCaffrey will devise a treatment plan just for you that addresses your orthodontic needs while fitting into your lifestyle, whether that be through conventional braces or through the use of Invisalign aligners.
What You Need to Know Before Orthodontic Treatment
Although healthy teeth can be moved successfully at any age, there are a couple of things that must be taken into consideration before you can begin adult treatment. First, since the adult jawbone is fully developed, it cannot be changed with orthodontic appliances like it can for a child.
Second, if an adult has periodontal disease, orthodontic treatment cannot begin without risking bone loss. If you are an adult who wishes to undergo orthodontic treatment and you have gum disease, you must seek gum disease treatment to ensure your gums are healthy before we can provide you with the orthodontic care you need.
Types of Orthodontic Treatment for Adults
We are proud to offer adult patients many choices in orthodontic appliances including:
Metal Braces – These braces are the most common type and are made of high-quality stainless steel. Metal braces are popular among adults who do not mind wearing visible appliances on their teeth.
Damon™ Braces – Damon braces feature brackets that use self-ligation technology wherein the arch wire can move back and forth inside the bracket. This makes wearing Damon braces comfortable and can even result in a reduced treatment time with fewer necessary adjustment appointments.
Ceramic Braces – These braces are similar to metal braces except the brackets are made of a clear, ceramic material for more discreet treatment. Many of our adult patients wear ceramic braces due to their cosmetic appeal.
Invisalign Aligners – The Invisalign system consists of a sequence of custom-made, removable, clear aligners which fit snugly over the teeth. When you wear Invisalign aligners, most people will not even realize you are undergoing orthodontic treatment, as the aligners are virtually invisible. Since the aligners can be removed, you can take them off when eating and before brushing and flossing your teeth. Invisalign patients love the discreet and convenient nature of this very popular treatment method!
Visit Your Orthodontist Near Boynton Beach
It is never too late to give yourself the smile you have always wanted! If you are interested in adult orthodontic treatment in West Palm Beach, Boynton Beach and Wellington, Florida, please contact our office at 561-964-5200 or request an appointment online with Dr. Kevin McCaffrey. Our friendly orthodontist and team look forward to welcoming you to our practice and helping you achieve your best smile!