Gentle Dental of Allentown
2015 West Hamilton Street, Suite 202, Allentown, PA 18104

Braces for Adults Perfect Grown-Up Smiles

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Judging by the number of adults rushing to find the best orthodontists in their areas, it’s never too late to get the perfect smile you always wanted. Improved appearance isn’t the only benefit of correcting bite problems and crooked teeth with braces. Misaligned, crowded, and overlapping teeth can affect your dental health. The abnormalities encourage plaque buildup, and make dental hygiene more difficult; this leads to periodontal disease and even early tooth loss. An incorrect bite can also cause chewing problems, which can lead to gastrointestinal illness. 



Braces for Adults: Know Your Options

You have many options when it comes to adult orthodontic treatments. If you opt for traditional braces for adults, you can choose either metal, ceramic, or clear brackets. Each has its own benefits. If you have severe bite problems or crooked teeth, metal braces may be more effective at moving your teeth into position. Clear braces are generally effective for moderate problems, and they provide a natural-looking appearance that may be preferable if the idea of wearing visible braces makes you feel uncomfortable. However, they cost more, and the adhesive used to hold the brackets in place is easily stained by smoking and certain foods and beverages such as coffee and tea.

Find the Best Orthodontists and Renovate Your Smile

Some general dentists are trained in administering orthodontic treatments, but patients are often referred to an orthodontist. Today’s orthodontists understand the special needs of older patients, and they can help you decide which treatment options are the most practical for your dental problems and your lifestyle. You may have to wear braces longer than a typical teenager because your bones have stopped growing, but the benefits of your great new smile will be worth the wait.

To get the dental care you deserve from an affordable dentist in Allentown, call Gentle Dental of Allentown today at (610) 616-3593 or make an appointment.

Gentle Dental offers affordable family dentistry and gentle, compassionate dental care in Allentown. With 14 affiliated practices in the Greater Philadelphia area, our offices are conveniently located with extended hours to meet your needs. At Gentle Dental of Allentown, we provide most dental services, from basic preventative care and general dentistry to specialized procedures and complete dental reconstruction. We accept most dental insurance plans and offer affordable financial solutions for any budget. Patient satisfaction is our top priority and we strive to provide the exceptional, affordable dental care and personal touch that lead to lasting relationships. A smiling patient is our greatest reward and we look forward to keeping those smiles healthy, beautiful, and bright. Discover an affordable dentist who truly cares at Gentle Dental of Allentown.

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  • Monday 8:00 AM - 5:30 PM
  • Tuesday 8:00 AM - 6:00 PM
  • Wednesday 8:00 AM - 6:00 PM
  • Thursday 8:00 AM - 6:00 PM
  • Friday 8:30 AM - 1:00 PM
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