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Adult Orthodontic Treatment

Adult Braces in Midland, TX

Orthodontic Treatment for Adults

You deserve to feel confident about everything that makes you who you are, especially your smile.

It’s never too late to take action and get the smile of your dreams. At Smile Straight Orthodontics, we offer orthodontic treatment for adults in a professional, calm environment, and will work with you to understand your unique dental needs. We are committed to providing high-quality dental care to as many people as possible, regardless of income. Our team is happy to work with adults covered by many types of insurance, as well as go over our flexible payment plans so you can make the best choice for your smile.

Getting Braces as an Adult

Straight teeth don’t just look good, they also come with oral health benefits. Properly-aligned teeth are easier to clean and generally maintain, leading to a reduction in gum disease and tooth decay. Waiting too long to get orthotic treatment can lead to long-term, expensive health issues.

The American Association of Orthodontics states that one in four orthodontic patients is over the age of 18. More adults are interested in improving their smile than ever before, partly thanks to new technologies like Invisalign® and ceramic brackets.

Schedule a free consultation with our team to get started on the path to a healthy, more confident smile.

Adult Orthodontic Treatment Midland

Teeth Straightening Options for Adults

There are multiple options for adults to improve their smiles including braces, clear liners, and clear braces.

Invisalign® for Adults (Clear Aligners)

An extremely popular option for adults getting braces, Invisalign® uses a clear aligner system to straighten teeth discreetly without changing your outward appearance.

Invisalign® can offer adults more flexibility, better comfort, and virtually invisible teeth straightening for the least disruption to your life.

Metal Braces

Advancements in orthodontic technology have made metal braces for adults far more comfortable and discreet than they were decades ago.

Metal braces use a combination of wires and brackets affixed directly to the teeth, and doctors prescribe elastic bands to move teeth and correct the bite.

Clear Braces

Clear braces for adults offer a more inconspicuous option than the traditional metal braces. Tooth-colored or clear ceramic brackets are less visible.

Cost of Braces for Adults

Understanding the cost of braces for adults is critical before you get started with treatment. Braces are a big investment, but come with long-lasting results.

At Smile Straight Orthodontics, our mission is to provide a professional and enjoyable experience to anyone needing dental care, no matter how much money they have. We are proud to work with a variety of insurance providers and accept most major credit cards. Our expert office team will contact your insurance provider to make sure your coverage benefits are being maximized.

The cost of braces for adults with Smile Straight Orthodontics will vary depending on your treatment plan and insurance. We promise that our staff will discuss the cost of your treatment in detail and can work with you on payment plans.

Adult Braces Before & After

Check out some of our adult braces before and after pictures to see how we’ve helped people just like you get the smile they’ve always wanted.

When you’re ready to take the first step to a healthy, more confident smile, schedule a free consultation with our team.

Adult Braces FAQs

Adult orthodontic treatment can take longer than children or teens because of the maturity and density of adult bones.

Our team will work with you to map out your treatment plan which will include a series of appointments that can take anywhere from six months to two years or more, depending on your needs.

How much do braces cost without insurance for adults?

The cost of braces for adults without insurance varies depending on the type of braces, complexity of dental issues, and the geographical location of the facility.

On average, metal braces can cost between $3,000-$7,000 without insurance; clear braces can cost between $4,000-$8,000 without insurance; and Invisalign® can cost between $4,000-$8,000 without insurance.

Our practice can work with adults without insurance to set up a payment plan.

Does insurance cover Invisalign® for adults?

Some dental insurance plans provide coverage for Invisalign®. Most dental insurance plans offer specific coverage for orthodontic treatment, with some covering a percentage of the cost and others having a set lifetime maximum.

While Invisalign® is considered an orthodontic treatment, coverage is subject to the terms and conditions outlined in your insurance policy. Some plans may consider Invisalign® similarly to traditional braces, but others may not.

Our practice can work with a variety of insurance providers to support Invisalign® for adults.

What is the average cost of Invisalign® for adults?

There are many factors that contribute to the cost of Invisalign® for adults, like how extensive the dental issues are, the length of the treatment plan, and any specific details prescribed by the doctor.

The average cost of Invisalign® for adults in the United States is somewhere between $1,000-$3,000 out-of-pocket with insurance, and between $4,000-$8,000 without insurance. In 2023, RealSelf reviews showed an average cost of Invisalign® of $2,800 with insurance and $6,700 without insurance.

Our treatment coordinators will explain your cost in detail and can outline various payment options. We never want the cost of treatment to stop you from getting the dental care you deserve.

Does Delta Dental cover braces for adults?

Yes, Delta Dental covers braces for adults through select group and individual plans.

Adult orthodontic coverage is available through Delta Dental for group plans: Delta Dental PPO and DeltaCare USA; and for individual plans: PPO Premium Plan and DeltaCare USA.

Does Delta Dental cover Invisalign® for adults?

Yes, Delta Dental covers Invisalign® for adults through their adult orthopedic coverage.

If a member’s plan includes adult orthopedic coverage, Invisalign® and other invisible aligners are covered as a standard benefit. For plans that do not cover “alternative appliances,” Delta Dental may cover some of the costs of adult orthodontic treatment.

Can you get braces with Medicaid?

Texas Medicaid does not include coverage for orthodontic treatment.