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Adult Orthodontics - Getting Braces Later in Life

Apr 06 / 2018

When we think about braces, we normally imagine young children with colourful metal braces on

But, what if we told you that braces aren’t just for young people? There is no age limit on getting braces as an adult.

At Align Ortho in Kelowna, we get a lot of adults reaching out to us about getting adult braces. We’re thrilled that so many people are interested in Adult Orthodontics.

Getting Braces As An Adult


More and more adults are seeking out Orthodontic treatment for a number of reasons. There are adults who want to improve their health, align their smile or boost their confidence. There are adults who couldn’t afford braces growing up, but wish to take care of their dental health now. No matter the reason, adult Orthodontics will improve not only your mouth but your life too.

According to the Academy of General Dentistry, about one million Americans and Canadians over the age 18 wear braces.

There is no age limit for Adult orthodontics. As long as your teeth are strong enough, you will be able to get braces. So, what type of adult Orthodontics is best for you?

Clear Braces for Adults

One of the most popular types of adult orthodontics is clear braces.

Braces have evolved over the years. Gone are the days of headgear and unmanageable costs. The brackets on clear braces for adults are smaller, cheaper and work just as well.

Clear braces for adults are exactly like metal braces, except they’re made from a translucent ceramic material and are practically invisible. This allows adults to straighten their teeth in a non-noticeable way.

Adult braces can last anywhere between six months and two and a half years depending on complexity. Just like everything with Adult Orthodontics, every mouth is different. On average, adult braces take around 12-18 months.

To learn more information on the different braces options for adult, download our Infographic “An Honest Comparison Between Orthodontic Treatments.”

Adult braces costs


When it comes to clear braces cost, each case if different. At Align Ortho, we know that every penny matters nowadays, that’s why we’ve created payment plans.

Normally payment plans will start out at $250 a month with a down payment of anywhere between $1,000 - $1,500.  These numbers are estimates and are determined during the consultation based on an individual basis.

Just like how every smile is different, every payment plan will be different too.

If you’re interested in higher monthly payments, we’re more than happy to customize your payment plans. Base payment fees will depend on the type of treatment you’re undergoing.

If you have dental coverage, read our blog post “Will My Dental Coverage Cover The Cost of Braces?

If you don’t have any medical insurance and you’re paying for your Orthodontic treatment solo, you’ll be happy to know that you’ll be given a nice discount. If you pay for your braces in full you’ll receive an 8% discount on your bill.

Now that’s something to smile about!

Adult Orthodontics is Priceless

You’ve been waiting for so long to be able to take care of yourself. Now that you know your options, the price tag and that adult orthodontics don’t have an age limit, it’s time to book your consultation.

Every patient gets a free consultation with Dr. James Scramstad of Align Ortho. During the consultation, Dr. Scramstad will review your oral health, give you your adult Orthodontic options and explain payment plans.

We look forward to helping you through the adult braces process.



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