Miller Orthodontic Specialists in Keene, Rindge, NH and Brattleboro, VT

Smiles by Dr. Miller

Orthodontics for Adults

Orthodontics is not just for children and teens. In fact, 1 in every 5 patients in orthodontic treatment is an adult. No one is too old for orthodontic treatment.

Adults seek orthodontic treatment for many of the same reasons as children. Some adults had orthodontic problems as children but were unable to correct them until now. Others, who had treatment as children, may need further treatment as adults due to relapse or limitations in initial treatment.

Benefits of Treatment
Adults can benefit from orthodontic treatment in many ways. These include:

  • Align the teeth to create a more aesthetic and beautiful smile
  • Correct relapse after previous orthodontic treatment due to lack of long term retainer wear
  • Improve the ability to brush and floss, especially for crowded or overlapping lower front teeth
  • Create a better or more comfortable bite and ability to chew
  • Address missing teeth
  • Close spaces between the teeth
  • Reduce excessive wear on the teeth due to grinding or poor bite
  • Jaw surgery to correct discrepancy between the upper and lower jaws.

Appearance of Braces
Many adults are concerned with the appearance of braces. Often, Invisalign® (The invisible alternative to braces) can be used to treat adults. This technology involves clear removable aligners, fabricated through advanced 3D imaging to align the teeth. For more severe problems, we have the option of clear ceramic brackets instead of metal.

Soreness/Discomfort
Orthodontic treatment is no more uncomfortable for adults than children. Adults undergoing orthodontic treatment report the same level of soreness as children (although adults are more willing to tell us about the soreness).

Typically, the teeth are most uncomfortable 12-24 hours after an orthodontic adjustment and will disappear within 3 to 5 days. Modern appliances are smaller and more comfortable to wear. Modern techniques, with the new titanium technology, put less pressure on the teeth to cause discomfort, while moving the teeth more rapidly and efficiently. Treatment time, on average, is completed in 15-18 months.

Cost
The fee for adult orthodontic treatment is determined the same way as child or adolescent treatment. It is based on the severity of the problem, the complexity of the correction, the appliances used and the length of time to correct.

Dr. Lance Miller has treated individuals in their 50’s, 60’s and even their 70’s. It is never too late to gain the smile you have always wanted!

Nicole Goncalves
Nicole Goncalves
21:15 16 May 22
My experience with Miller Orthodontic Specialists was nothing short of amazing. The office is very... clean and welcoming.The staff are all extremely kind and knowledgeable about what they are doing. They always asked me how I was doing, made me smile and laugh when I was there. They let me know what they were going to do before they did it which was comforting to know.I came to them with my concerns about my teeth and what I wanted. The treatment plan I had was to have braces for 24 months and they explained it all thoroughly to me every step of the way. Any questions I had were answered and my concerns were addressed in a professional manner.The payment plan worked perfectly for me. I am very satisfied with the outcome of my treatment and highly recommend going to see them for a consult if you want a beautiful smile! 😁 Thank you to everyone at Miller Orthodontic Specialists for being so kind to me and helping me get the smile I've always wanted!! 💙 Especially Ashley for being super kind to me and going out of your way to connect and converse with me, making me feel welcomed and comfortable.read more
LoveMyZJ
LoveMyZJ
16:47 29 Mar 22
I had multiple orthodontic problems for years; cross bite, over bite, crowding, overlapping, you... name it. Over the course of two years, four months and three days, Dr. Miller and his team took outstanding care of me, explaining every step of the process, accommodating my busy schedule, and providing flexible financing. Now my teeth look and feel better than ever! At 33 years old, I'm one of the many examples of proof that it's never too late to have the smile you deserve.read more
Heather Shepa
Heather Shepa
21:41 17 Mar 22
My daughter started her journey with Dr. Miller in May of 2019. She had to do some adjustments... before we could start the actual process. Rosemary was very understanding and explained the whole process to her and I, and the whys for every step. She kept scheduling appointments to make sure that my daughter was doing what she needed to, before the process started. Finally, January of 2020, we got the braces put on. At the height of Covid and the shutdowns, and the restrictions of what we needed to do to complete this process, Dr. Miller's team worked with us every step of the way. They worked with us with scheduling appointments and rescheduling appointments and what we needed to do when she got there. They were amazing with communicating with me on what the next process was. Today, she got her braces removed. Her teeth and smile look absolutely amazing and I am blown away at the work they put in to make this happen. It wasn't always easy for my daughter when she had her wires changed, and adjusting to what foods she could or couldn't eat, but we did it. Not just her and I, but the amazing team of professionals at Miller Orthodontics. I will be forever grateful for what they were able to accomplish for my daughter. I recommend them to anyone who asks.read more
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