Top Orthodontist - Yardley, PA

Adult Orthodontics

Yardley Ortho
111 C Floral Vale Blvd.
Yardley, PA 19067
Office Hours
* Open one Friday a month while school is in session
** Open every other Saturday while school is in session

We offer both traditional braces for kids as well as braces for adults so it is never too late to start orthodontic treatment. An orthodontic problem left unsolved will many times get worse over time. Also, if these problems do become more serious, then they can result in more future costs for your dental care.

We Have the Best Orthodontic Options For Adults!

Straight teeth have become a standard for professionals; it is expected that adults have straight teeth in a work environment. But not all adults had access to orthodontics as children or developed dental problems in their adult years.

This doesn’t have to be the case though, we offer many adult orthodontic options to help:

Why Choose Yardley Ortho for Adult Orthodontics?

Adult orthodontics are essential for improving both the aesthetics and health of your smile. Straight teeth are easier to maintain, reducing the risk of decay and gum disease. Additionally, correcting misalignments can alleviate TMJ disorders, leading to less pain and discomfort​.

Furthermore, adult orthodontics can address issues like obstructive sleep apnea, enhancing overall health and sleep quality. With discreet options like clear braces and Invisalign, achieving a beautiful smile is more accessible than ever!

Orthodontic Problems We Address

Common issues addressed in adolescent orthodontics can include:

  • Malocclusions: Misalignment of teeth and jaws, including overbites, underbites, crossbites, and open bites.
  • Crowded Teeth: When teeth are too close together, leading to overlapping and difficulty in cleaning.
  • Spacing Issues: Gaps between teeth, often due to missing teeth or space discrepancies.
  • Jaw Misalignment: Problems with jaw alignment that can affect biting, chewing, and speech.
  • Protruding Teeth: Teeth that stick out, which can be at risk of damage or affect appearance.
  • TMJ Disorders: Treating temporomandibular joint disorders that cause jaw pain, headaches, and difficulty in jaw movement.
  • Sleep Apnea: Correcting dental and jaw misalignments that contribute to obstructive sleep apnea, improving breathing during sleep.
  • Smile Aesthetics: Enhancing the overall appearance of the smile by aligning teeth, improving bite, and creating a balanced facial structure.

What Can You Expect During a First Adult Orthodontic Visit?

During your first visit at Yardley Ortho, we conduct a patient consultation that includes:

  • Obtaining medical and dental history and information.
  • A comprehensive orthodontic examination

This first visit typically takes an estimated 45 minutes from start to finish. We may design an orthodontic treatment plan during this visit, but in certain situations, a patient may not be ready for treatment to start. This may happen if there are pre-existing oral issues that should be addressed before orthodontic treatment can start. In this case, we will continue to monitor your smile for a 3 to 12 month period.

Otherwise, Dr. R can create full treatment plans during this first visit. We generally take x-rays, photos and 3-D digital scans of the face, jaw and teeth and a summary of costs can many times be established at this time or provided to you within a few days.