Adult Orthodontics

For many adults, the thought of having orthodontic treatment with metal braces is enough to discourage them from getting the smile they want.

However, today’s orthodontic treatment options offer a variety of clear and tooth colored braces and appliances like Invisalign that are comfortable, aesthetic, and customized to meet your needs.

It’s never too late to Love Your Smile

So maybe you forgot to wear your retainer years ago, or maybe braces were out of your budget as a teen, and it’s finally time to treat yourself.

Either way, at OX Orthodontix®, our doctors are experienced providers of adult braces and Invisalign.

You may want to straighten your teeth for aesthetic reasons, or your smile may be more than a cosmetic concern. You’re never too old to look great and feel confident about your smile. Truly. Orthodontic treatment has become increasingly popular among adults.

Getting Braces As An Adult

Adults seeking orthodontic treatment are increasing. 20% of orthodontic patients nationally are adults. This trend is likely due to the increased focus on oral health and a desire to maintain a healthy, beautiful smile. Additionally, technological advancements have made treatments more effective, efficient, and comfortable. Our orthodontic practices now offer flexible payment plans with fewer office visits to make treatments more accessible for adults.

Adult Braces

Love your smile! At your complimentary consultation, the doctor will discuss your concerns to determine the best options for affordable, fast, and comfortable ways to straighten your teeth.

Adult treatment options include Invisalign and Braces. With convenient hours at two Howard County locations, plus Telehealth/virtual appointments using OX on-the-Go, OX makes it easy to fit treatment into your busy schedule. Let’s work together to create the smile you deserve.

Appearance OF Braces

While traditional braces have been the only choice in the past, tooth colored, new clear braces, and clear aligners are becoming increasingly popular as they offer a more discreet and subtle look. The look and convenience of these braces and aligners is a bonus, as they require less maintenance than other types of braces. Furthermore, these adult tooth straightening choices give patients even more freedom to express themselves with their choice of different braces or aligners.

Most of our adult patients come to us for Invisalign treatment. The adjustment period is short, and the appliance is clear. This means Invisalign clear aligner treatment is optimal for adults who favor an almost invisible appliance while we work on their ideal smile and bite.

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Take out your aligners to eat, drink, brush and floss. No wire or braces means unrestricted eating, nowhere for food to get caught, and nothing to break.


The smooth, closely fitted trays don’t irritate as wires or brackets can. So keep up with your activities without worries or changes in routine.


Fewer appointments are needed since you switch to the next tray instead of having an in-office braces adjustment. And the appointments you do have take less time.

7 Quick Reasons To Pursue Adult Orthodontics

  1. Improve facial balance
  2. Easier to clean and maintain your teeth
  3. Reduce and smooth fine lines around the mouth and cheeks
  4. Reduce the appearance of gum tissue when smiling
  5. Sleep Apnea can be addressed
  6. TMJ and headaches can be addressed
  7. Enhance your appearance 
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Adult Orthodontics FAQs

Insurance can cover the cost of braces, even for adults. Depending on a person’s specific insurance plan, orthodontic coverage may be included as part of their policy. Some plans may include a certain number of visits to the orthodontist and types of braces that are covered, while others may have a set amount that can be reimbursed towards the cost of braces.

Generally, if Invisalign is considered medically necessary, it is covered under most plans.

Yes. Invisalign is much more discreet than traditional braces, making it ideal for adults who want to straighten their teeth without the hassle and stigma of metal braces. In addition, Invisalign treatment often requires fewer visits to the orthodontist, making it a more convenient and efficient choice.

While traditional metal braces are still the most popular choice for adults, many other options are now available that provide greater discretion and comfort. Lingual braces, which are attached to the back side of the teeth, and ceramic braces, made of a clear material, are two popular options for adults who want to minimize the visibility of their orthodontic treatment.

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