Your Guide To Orthodontic Treatment As An Adult

Here at Moffett & Walley Orthodontics, we’re committed to creating beautiful smiles for patients of all ages throughout Clinton and Madison. Whether you’re 8, 18, or 80, our expert team can help you achieve straighter teeth and improved oral health. We’re on a mission to let families in our community know that the perfect smile doesn’t have an age limit! Orthodontic treatment can transform any smile, including yours

We hear from adults every day who have spent a lifetime feeling uncomfortable with the way their teeth look and function. Many would love a better bite and straighter smile but worry that it’s too late for treatment to be effective. Others aren’t sure if traditional braces will work with their lifestyle and don’t know if other options are available. We also talk to potential patients who have been experiencing pain or other symptoms of misalignment but aren’t sure what can be done to relieve it. 

If this sounds like you, we’ve got good news—our expert team is here to help! Whatever you’ve got going on with your smile, we can identify and treat the underlying issues. To learn more about what our practice offers adult patients like you, keep reading below! 

Your complimentary consultation 

We believe that your first visit with us is one of the most important appointments you’ll have. It’s our chance to meet and get to know a bit about each other,  discuss the concerns you have about your smile, and take a look at your teeth. During this complimentary consultation, we’ll also:

  • review your dental and medical history forms
  • create a customized treatment plan based on your specific needs
  • discuss all financial information, insurance options, and any payment plans available to you

We want you to feel completely comfortable with every step of the treatment process, and that begins with this consultation. You can trust Dr. Moffett and Dr. Walley to provide you with all the information you need to determine which treatment is right for you and your smile! We’ll ensure you’re fully informed about every aspect of your orthodontic journey, and our team is always happy to answer any questions you may have. 

Your investment in a healthy smile

Once you’ve gone over your concerns with Dr. Moffett or Dr. Walley, they’ll perform a painless but thorough examination of your mouth. A customized treatment plan will then be created for you based on your unique needs and goals. The treatment fee will be determined at this time as well. We’ll outline everything your treatment plan includes and the investment needed for your new smile during your consultation. 

We understand that orthodontic treatment can be a significant expense, but we believe it’s an important investment in your health and appearance that will pay off for years to come! While the financial side of orthodontic treatment can be confusing, we do our best to make it as easy as possible to get the personalized care you need. Our practice offers a variety of payment options, including no-interest financing options through our office. We also accept payments by cash, checks, and credit cards (Visa, MasterCard, American Express, and Discover.) 

If your insurance covers orthodontic treatment, you will receive the benefit of reduced personal costs. Insurance policies vary, and we’ll be happy to file your claims for you! Remember that orthodontic insurance is a benefit for you. If your benefits change during treatment, the financially responsible party will be accountable for all charges. You can be sure that we’ll always do whatever we can to eliminate any financial barriers standing between you and a healthier smile!

Orthodontic treatment options for adults

The cutting-edge technology and efficient techniques available with modern orthodontics allow us to offer adult patients a wide variety of treatment options. These are more comfortable and customizable than ever before and enable our doctors to give you the results you desire without surgery or extractions in most cases. We offer the following treatments for our adult patients.

Traditional metal braces

Traditional metal braces are an orthodontic staple and with good reason! This is one of our most efficient treatments currently available, particularly for more severe or complicated cases. Modern braces use high-quality stainless steel, but innovations in the design mean they’re much more comfortable than previous versions. The total treatment time also tends to be shorter than it used to be.

Clear braces

These braces work the same way traditional braces do but benefit from using clear, white, or tooth-colored brackets. For an almost invisible treatment option, we can use them with matching elastics or ties! This makes them popular with our more image-conscious patients. Clear brackets are more delicate than metal braces, so we generally recommend them only for older teen and adult patients.

Invisalign clear aligner therapy

The Invisalign system uses a series of clear removable aligners to move the teeth instead of brackets and wires. These are made of a soft but strong thermoplastic resin material and customized to fit comfortably over your teeth. For this treatment to succeed, the aligners must be worn for 20-22 hours each day and switched out for the next in the series every 1-2 weeks. 

Because Invisalign aligners are removable, you can eat and drink whatever you want while you’re in treatment. Your oral hygiene routine will be a whole lot easier, too! Our adult patients love the freedom and flexibility that Invisalign aligners offer them. 

Every option comes with its own list of pros and cons, and not every treatment will be suitable for all patients. When you choose Moffett & Walley Orthodontics, you’ll be working with experienced orthodontists who will ensure you receive only the most appropriate treatment for your unique smile!

Your Guide To Orthodontic Treatment As An Adult

Get the smile you’ve always wanted at Moffett & Walley Orthodontics

Don’t wait any longer for the beautiful smile you’ve always wanted! Our skilled and experienced staff are committed to providing you with a rewarding and stress-free orthodontic experience from your first visit with us to your last. Get in touch today to schedule your FREE consultation and take the first step towards the confident smile you’ve always wanted!