Valley Family Orthodontics

Adult Orthodontics in Chilliwack

New Patients Welcome

Adult Orthodontics

Many patients in adulthood believe that they have waited too long for orthodontic treatment to be effective, but this is not the case at all. Adults are opting for braces and alignment trays at higher rates than ever, including celebrities. If you’ve wanted to correct your smile, teeth alignment, or bite, then the smile of your dreams is still well within reach. At Valley Family Dentistry, we are pleased to offer a range of treatment options for adult orthodontics. Talk to your dentist about arranging an orthodontic consultation to see which option is right for you.

woman with invisible braces
smiling family


Make Your Dream Smile Happen at Any Age

No matter your age, you deserve to feel confident in your smile. Orthodontics for adults can help you achieve a healthier, straighter smile. Adult orthodontics can help you to stop avoiding photos or hiding your teeth when you smile. In just 12-18 months, you could have a bright, happy grin that you can’t wait to show off. If you’re interested in adult orthodontics, we invite you to book a consultation with our orthodontist today.

Meet Our Team

Meet Our Orthodontic Specialist

Meet our Certified Specialist in Orthodontics, Dr. Reza Aran. 

Dr Aran

Dr. Reza Aran

Certified Specialist in Orthodontics


How Adult Orthodontics Works

To begin developing a custom treatment plan, your orthodontist will examine your teeth and jawline and discuss your options with you. If you’re hoping to correct large gaps in your teeth or significant bite misalignment, they may recommend bracket and wire braces. If your goal is to straighten out a few teeth, they may recommend clear aligner trays instead.

patient talking to dentist
man with clear braces


Who Is Eligible for Adult Orthodontics?

Orthodontics is generally recommended for anyone who needs to correct a misaligned bite, such as an overbite, underbite, crossbite, or open bite. Orthodontic treatments are also used to straighten out crooked teeth, close large gaps between teeth, or spread out clustered teeth. Braces and aligner trays will work for anyone with natural teeth, as long as they are not suffering from gum disease. If a patient has gum disease, our dentists will work with them to treat the disease first before developing an orthodontic plan.


Are All Braces Made of Metal?

If your orthodontist recommends traditional braces as your best option for achieving the change you seek, you will still have choices. Braces are generally metal and affixed to the front of your teeth; however, you can pay more to have ceramic brackets, which are a closer match to the natural colour of teeth. You can also ask your orthodontist about having your braces put on the back of your teeth where they are less visible. This is a good option if you are concerned with the appearance of your teeth during the treatment process.

types of braces
girl playing outside


What Is the Cost of Adult Orthodontics?

The cost of orthodontics depends on the type of treatment, the number of appointments necessary, and whether the patient has insurance coverage or not. The cost does not change based on age. Since each plan is different, it’s important to consult your policy to determine how much coverage you have. Our office accepts an assignment from most dental insurance benefits, allowing us to bill your insurer directly when possible.


The Benefits of Adult Orthodontics

One additional benefit of wearing braces or alignment trays in your adulthood is that the 12–18-month duration seems much shorter in the grand scheme of things than it does when you’re a teenager. Many adults weren’t able to afford orthodontics in their childhood and find themselves in a much better financial situation or with insurance that helps cover the treatment as an adult.

girl playing outside
smiling woman at the dentist


The Challenges of Adult Orthodontics

Regardless of your age, orthodontic treatment has the same requirements as all candidates, including making time for checkups every four to six weeks for progress evaluations and adjustments when needed. If you decide to wear traditional braces, you will have to adhere to a diet that avoids hard and sticky foods to protect your brackets. Maintaining oral hygiene can be trickier with braces and will require extra time in your routine. While there will be several challenges, the long-term benefits of orthodontics as an adult can far outweigh the short-term inconveniences.

New Patients Welcome

Book Your Appointment With A Specialist Today