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Adult Braces in Southfield Michigan

May 8, 2018

Adult Braces in Southfield Michigan


Orthodontic treatment is not just for teenagers. In fact, according to the American Association of Orthodontists, one in five orthodontic patients is over the age of 21. Many adults are choosing to get treatment because they understand the importance of maintaining their oral health, and also want to feel better about their smile. Adults everywhere are taking advantage of recent advances in orthodontic technology, and now so can you.  Getting adult braces in Southfield has never been easier.


Common Reasons Adults Should Consider Braces in Southfield

  • A an overbite, underbite or malocclusion, can cause teeth to fit together incorrectly

  • Teeth may be crowded or spaced apart, leading to potential tooth decay and gum disease

  • Recurring jaw pain or pressure that may be caused by crooked teeth

  • Desire for better oral health and a more confident smile

Adult Braces Treatment Options


For a large portion of adults, the thought of getting traditional metal braces is enough to discourage them from consulting an Orthodontist. However, today's high-tech orthodontic treatment options offer a large variety of options that are comfortable, aesthetic, and custom tailored to fit your needs. Types of braces Dr. Gross offers include:

  • Invisalign clear braces

  • Ceramic braces

  • Self-ligating braces

  • Acceledent

  • Lingual (behind the tooth) braces

  • Traditional metal braces

The Difference Between Adult Braces and Braces for Children and Teens:


The main difference between braces in Southfield for adults and children or teens is that the jawbones of children are still developing. For most adults, these bones have already stopped growing, which may make orthodontic surgery possible to align the jawbones. Other main differences include:

  • Gum and bone loss (periodontal disease) — Adults are slightly more likely than children or teens to experience gum recession and even bone loss due to gingivitis or even advanced periodontal disease. People with straighter teeth are generally less likely to get any form of gum disease.

  • Worn or missing teeth — As we age, our teeth can become worn down and shift into positions that can only be corrected with orthodontic treatment. Missing teeth may cause other teeth to shift as well, increasing the possibility of gum disease.

  • Incomplete orthodontic treatments during childhood— Many adults received partial orthodontic treatment as a child, but unfortunately never completed the treatment. As adults, they may choose to complete their orthodontic treatment to achieve the perfect smile they desire.

Dr. Gross also recognizes that adults and children have distinctly different needs, and require a different level of quality attention and care. He will work with you and your loved ones to ensure that you receive the most appropriate treatments, and that your needs are met with understanding and empathy from all of us at Huntington Woods Orthodontics.


Why should you consider Adult Braces in Southfield, Michigan?

  • Straight teeth are happy teeth — Teeth that are properly straightened are far easier to keep clean with flossing and brushing, and statistically help prevent other health problems.

  • A bright, straight smile builds confidence — Adult Braces can help boost your self-esteem, giving you a better quality of life and the freedom to feel proud about your smile!

  • Teeth left untreated can get worse — Choosing not to receive orthodontic treatment when necessary can create long-term health issues costing you more than simply “biting the bullet” and consulting an orthodontist.

To learn more about the benefits of adult braces in Southfield, please contact Dr. Gross today to schedule a 100% free consultation.


Call our office today at (248)-607-3256 to schedule a 100% free and friendly orthodontic consultation.  Our office is located at:


Huntington Woods Orthodontics

26789 Woodward Ave, Suite 202

Huntington Woods, MI



Braces in Southfield, MI



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