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Orthodontics for Adults

More Adults are Pursuing Orthodontics

You're never to old to benefit from orthodontic treatment. Today, adults make up about one in every five orthodontic patients.
Here's why:

Looking Good

Orthodontic treatment can help correct crooked teeth or spaces that you’ve been self-conscious about for years. It can give you the confidence and pride that come with straight teeth and a great smile.

Teeth Can Shift

Believe it or not, your teeth don’t stop moving in adolescence. Teeth that seemed straight and aligned in youth could have shifted later in life. This can lead to jaw pain, trouble brushing, or a smile you’re unhappy with.

Maintaining Dental Health

If you leave misaligned teeth untreated, you may end up with other dental problems such as tooth decay and gum disease. You may also notice difficulty chewing or abnormal wear of the surface of your teeth.

Adult Orthodontics FAQ

Yes. Healthy teeth can be moved at any age. Many orthodontic problems can be corrected as easily for adults as for children. Orthodontic forces move teeth in the same way for both adults and children.
Many options are available today to minimize the appearance of braces. Today’s braces are smaller and sleeker, and some are next-to-invisible.

Dr. Van Vliet can advise you about options that will fit your particular needs. You can find more information about types of braces, including Invisalign, here.

These options allow you to have flexibility and discretion during your treatment.
You can do almost anything during orthodontic treatment – sing, play a musical instrument, dine out, kiss, and even have your picture taken. Some adjustments may be necessary. But, if you’re like the vast majority of adult patients, you’ll adjust quickly.

New techniques and materials have made wearing braces more comfortable, and convenient than ever.
During your consultation, Dr. Van Vliet can determine if you will benefit from treatment.

After carefully analyzing the nature of your needed correction, Dr. Van Vliet will recommend the best course of treatment for improving your smile, including the different types of braces that are best for you.
Orthodontic treatment can create or hold space to replace missing teeth.

Dr. Van Vliet will work with your dentist or dental specialist. They will provide bridges or implants so that you can achieve the best result.
Dr. Van Vliet will consult with your dentist and/or periodontist about the health of your gums.

If you are a candidate for orthodontic treatment, you will continue regular supervision with your dentist and periodontist. In many cases, tooth alignment can improve the health of the gums.
The cost of orthodontic treatment will depend on many factors, including the severity of the problem, its complexity and length of treatment. Dr. Van Vliet will be glad to discuss the cost with you before treatment begins.

You will find that braces are more affordable today than ever. We offer a variety of convenient payment plans, and accept many dental insurance plans that include orthodontic benefits.
Orthodontists are dental specialists who diagnose, prevent and treat dental and facial irregularities.

Dr. Van Vliet received an additional three full years of specialized education beyond dental school to learn the proper way to align and straighten teeth.

Only those with this formal education may call themselves “orthodontists,” and only orthodontists may be members of the American Association of Orthodontists (AAO).


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Fax: 845 691 7019

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Fax: 201 327 1665

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Our Highland Address

19 Woodside Place
Highland, NY 12528

Our Ramsey Address

76 Arch St
Ramsey, NJ 07446