Adult Braces - Braces R Us

(208) 737-0006

Twin Falls

(208) 788-0126

Hailey

(480) 668-8200

Mesa

Adult Braces

Adult Braces

Date: April 16, 2015
Many people think Orthodontists treat only children… yet every day, more adults are discovering the advantages of orthodontic treatment. Eventually, our jaw joints, teeth, and periodontium (or gums) are going to break down. Orthodontic treatment puts the teeth and jaws in the ideal position to postpone your breakdown point.

Contemporary braces are more comfortable, far less noticeable, and require fewer appointments. The new Invisalign system offers some patients treatment without braces, using clear aligners instead. Beautiful, straight teeth are for everyone… and straight teeth can improve your overall dental health, your appearance, and your self-confidence. Orthodontic treatment can help adults of any age achieve a healthier, more beautiful smile. New patients are always welcome. Initial evaluations are complimentary, referrals are not required, and early evening appointments are available.

IPR, ARS; Whats With All the Acronyms?

IPR and ARS are acronyms that are commonly used in conjunction with orthodontic treatment, but they are generally unknown outside of orthodontics. Just like in the acronym filled military, orthodontists have their own language and acronyms. So what are IPR and ARS?...

Invisalign & Clear Aligner Therapy (CAT)

Today, Invisalign is a household name and everyone knows what it is, but it wasn't always this way. The concept of incremental tooth movement is not new, and the inventor of Invisalign did not really invent anything. What he did do was see how technology could be...

Invisalign Retainers

Once we get the braces off or finish treatment with clear aligners and move to retainers, we tend to think that treatment is completed. This is not completely accurate. The active part of treatment where the teeth are being moved into place is done, but retention is...

Invisalign Touch-up

It is not uncommon for us as patients to get lazy with our retainer wear. Once we get lazy and start to move away from consistent retainer wear, it doesn't take long before we are never wearing our retainers. If the orthodontist has done their job and finished the...

Cross-Bites and Bite Ramps

Cross-bites are a common problem in young kids and if not corrected, they can cause real problems with facial growth and development, jaw joints, and oral function. Obviously, some cross-bites are more detrimental than others, but none of them are good. You may be...

Phase I or Limited Treatment

Many types of early treatment are labeled “Phase I” or may also be presented as a “Limited Treatment.” The purpose of a Phase I treatment plan or a limited treatment plan is to provide a problem focused treatment that is limited in scope and duration. This approach to...

Habit Appliances

There are a multitude of appliances that are designed to help break, control, or prevent habits that are detrimental to oral development and function. Appliances have been designed to encourage and support normal oral functional development from infancy through...

What do elastics do and why do I need to wear them?

Almost everyone gets to wear elastics at some point in their orthodontic treatment. Elastics are used for an extremely wide variety of reasons and they are one of the most versatile auxiliaries used in treatment. The main reason they are used is to adjust the bite....

Why do I get pokey wires and what should I do when I get one?

Pokey wires are not fun, and they seem to appear at the most inconvenient times. Although painful, they are usually not a true orthodontic emergency, and can be treated easily and quickly at home with a little orthodontic wax.Whenever a patient starts orthodontic...