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Braces for Adults

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Braces For Adults

Although typically associated with teenagers, orthodontic appliances including Invisalign, metal braces and clear braces are becoming more and more common among adults. At any age, orthodontic braces can be used to correct bad bites and provide you with a smile you can feel confident about. That said, treatment time will take longer than it would for a patient still experiencing jaw growth and unaffected by gum disease.  All in all, an adult can still experience the same healthy and aesthetic results as teenager, with extended treatment time.

Benefits Of Orthodontic Braces

Aside the self-esteem boost and confidence one may receive from the correction of misaligned teeth, having straight teeth can prevent a number of problems from occurring or getting any worse. Misaligned aligned teeth may lead to problems such as difficulty biting, chewing and even speaking properly.  Some of the health benefits one may experience with healthy, straight teeth include:

·       Reduction in general tooth decay

·       Decreased likelihood of developing periodontal disease

·       Decreased likelihood of tooth injury

·       Reduction in digestive disorders

Types Of Braces

Over the last few years, advances in orthodontics have adapted to the busy lives of teenagers and adults. Today, patients have a wide variety of appliances to choose from to obtain beautiful, healthy teeth, including:

Traditional Braces

Traditional braces are comprised of individual brackets that are cemented to the teeth with a wire that applies pressure to guide the teeth to their proper position. Generally metal, traditional braces are also available in a clear synthetic material and tooth colored ceramic.

 Invisalign Aligners

The Invisalign system is a set of clear, removable aligners that are invisible to those around you. Unlike traditional braces, with Invisalign patients will be able to eat and drink what they would like due to their removable capabilities.

 Lingual Braces

Lingual braces are fixed to the interior side of the teeth and therefore cannot be see by onlookers. This orthodontic appliance is generally more expensive and may interfere with normal speech

Contact Us Today!

If you are interested in obtaining braces or Invisalign, please do not hesitate to contact us or visit our Pensacola, Florida Office. Additionally, if you have any questions about our orthodontic appliances, dental implants, or any of our cosmetic dental treatments, Dr. Strickland and his friendly staff would be happy to address them.  We look forward to meeting you soon!


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Having just adopted two young boys, getting dental care up to par was a priority. The boys disagreed. They had only had very negative experiences and were crying at the thought of going to the dentist. Upon arriving, the ladies talked with the boys and teased out smiles. The first cleanings took a whiledue to lack of proper hygiene, but Dr. Strickland adn his team took the time to comfort, build rapport and teach the boys about good dental hygiene. We just finished the final fillings with no anxiety or tears. Dental appointments are taken in stride! Dr. Strickland and his great team have made a huge difference to my family. Thank you for making our smiles beautiful!

Danyelle Lantz

My daughter Debbie is a dental hygienist and we Readings and the Bass family know a good dentist when we use them ( Jeff )! Dr. Strickland and his entire staff are "the most to say the least". We would not think of using anyone else.

John Reading, Pharmacist

Dr. Strickland & Staff:

I want to share my happiness with you all about my decision to switch dental providers a little over 1 year ago.

My only regret is " why did I wait so long?".

Each of you make each visit an extremely pleasurable experience. Dr. Strickland, I love your "chair-side" manner and your attention to detail is outstanding. I find myself looking forward to my dental appointments rather than dreading the session.

The warm and welcoming greetings along with the family-like interaction that your patients receive from Mary Virginia, Beth, Deirdre, Kyline and
Jennifer are endearing and make me feel like a family member, rather than just another patient!

It all is such a pleasant and comforting experience.


Michelle Pittman

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