Adult Orthodontics in Naperville, IL


Adult orthodontics could be an option for you!

Everyone should be able to smile with confidence!

Chances are if you are reading this, your smile is not something you are proud of… If you’re an adult and have misaligned teeth, you may feel self-conscious about smiling or laughing openly. You dream of having a straight smile, but the thought of wearing traditional metal-and-wire braces makes you nervous. Traditional braces can take years to yield results and can contribute to problems like tooth decay and gum disease along the way.

Dr. Brown’s Naperville office has various alternative solutions for adults to straighten their teeth.


1. Natural Tooth-Colored Braces With Six Month Smiles®

Six Month Smiles® is for adults with crooked, spaced, or misaligned teeth. The average time most people wear braces is 6 months.

Clear brackets and tooth-colored wires are used, plus gentle yet continuous pressure to gradually move teeth into their ideal position. Because the brackets and wires blend in with your smile, they’re barely noticeable, making it possible for you to achieve your goal discreetly, and without being afraid to smile.

What’s more, on average, patients really do finish treatment within six months, or even less, providing their results are quicker and more comfortable than traditional metal-and-wire braces.


2. Clear Retainers With Minor Tooth Movement (MTM®)

MTM® Clear Aligners are fully removable, clear teeth aligners. These clear retainers are monitored by a dentist and sent into the official MTM® Lab. They are virtually undetectable, surprisingly affordable, and can take as little as 3-6 months depending what is needed to move. There are no special brushing or flossing techniques required and they fit comfortably!

Whether you’re seeking a simple solution to minor tooth movement imperfections, such as crowding, or gaps, MTM® can help you reach your goals. The lab has been successfully helping patients since 1998!


Will Dental Insurance Cover the Cost of Adult Braces?

While the cost of Six Month Smiles® and MTM® is generally less expensive than traditional braces and aligners, the cost varies depending on your specific treatment and location. Every dental insurance plan is extremely different, so that is on a case by case basis. Our office is more than happy to review whether or not these are covered for your personal policy or not.


Are Retainers Required After the Treatment Is Complete?

Yes, as with all orthodontic treatment, a retainer is necessary to maintain the new, straight position of your teeth. There are a variety of retainer options you can choose from depending on your personal preference and situation.


Is Six Month Smiles® or MTM® Right for Me?

If you’re a busy adult or professional who’s dreamed of a more dazzling smile, you may be wondering if Six Month Smiles® or MTM® is right for you.

The best way for you to know if you’re an ideal candidate is to call our Naperville office to schedule a free consultation visit with one of our doctors. We can answer any questions you might have, in addition to completing a thorough evaluation to see if Six Month Smiles® or Minimum Tooth Movement is for you.

For more information, call our office today for a FREE consultation at: (630) 369-3120.