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What are adult braces?

Braces are dental appliances consisting of metal or ceramic wire or plastic trays that are placed against the teeth's surface in order to straighten irregularly aligned teeth. Adult braces are those fitted specifically on adults. In the United States, about 20% of orthodontic work is being done on patients above 18 years of age. People as old as 60 have had successful braces treatment.

Braces for adults are very similar to braces for young people but are usually more complicated. This is because older patients already have set teeth that may be more difficult and may take longer to reposition. Also, older people tend to have other dental problems such as gum disease and plaque buildup that need to be addressed before braces can be fitted.

Now you can kiss your overbite or underbite goodbye. Have an attractive smile that’s truly remarkable from an expert’s perspective. Call us in Wilbraham today at (413) 596-9657 or use our online Request an Appointment form. Our patients come to us from the Pioneer Valley (Hampden County, MA) towns of Hampden, Ludlow, Monson, Palmer, Springfield, Wilbraham and East Longmeadow, Massachusetts.

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" How could I give anything but 10 stars when the whole experience was perfect! Dr. Margolis and his staff are polite, friendly and informative. Every appointment from the first consultation through having the braces taken off were run like a well oiled machine... And most importantly, my daughter's teeth look amazing and she is all smiles!! "
- Kathy C.

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Margolis Orthodontics

3 Crane Park Drive, Wilbraham, MA 01095
Tel: (413) 596-9657, Fax: (413) 596-9689
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