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At the practice of James B. Macomson, DDS, MSO, PA in Gastonia, North Carolina, our orthodontic team provides teeth-straightening for adults in addition to children and teens.

You may be wondering if braces are as effective at moving adult teeth as they are for the young. The answer is yes! Although it tends to take longer to straighten adult smiles and it can average anywhere from 18 months to 3 years, dependent on the alignment system you are using. But the benefits to your smile are many, as orthodontics improve your appearance and self-confidence and improve your oral health.

Orthodontics for adults can help you with not just crooked or crowded teeth, but it can fix bite issues, as well as jaw and jaw joint problems. Along with creating a more attractive smile, orthodontics can provide you with a nice return on your investment.

Using one of the following orthodontic treatment options which we offer, you will be supported in your efforts to fight tooth decay and gum disease, as straight teeth allow better access to cleaning. They can also ease earaches and headaches caused by misalignment, as well as help you speak better, and chew and bite more easily.

  1. Metal Braces: uses metal brackets, wires, and bands to align teeth.
  2. Ceramic Braces: uses clear materials that blend in more naturally with your smile.
  3. Invisalign®:  uses a system of clear, custom plastic aligners to give you a nearly invisible alignment process.

Are you looking for an alignment system? If so, our orthodontist, Dr. James B. Macomson, is ready to help. If you would like to schedule an orthodontic evaluation, we invite you to call 704-215-4430 today. You deserve a healthy, attractive smile!