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Wearing braces as adults is just as effective at straightening smiles as it is for children, though it tends to take longer to move permanent teeth. Adult teeth can take anywhere from 18 months to 3 years, varying depending on the straightening system you use. However, this is not just a way to look more appealing, but it improves your oral health as well, giving you a big return on your investment.

At Friendly Smiles Orthodontics in Tucson, Arizona, our orthodontic treatments help adults as well as children with their smiles. Our treatments help fix your crooked teeth, teeth that are crowded, and issues with your bite. In addition, we help ease issues with your jaw and jaw joints. As you can see, it is never too late to create a smile which offers you better oral health as well as increased confidence in your appearance.

Orthodontics will help you win the fight against tooth decay and gum disease, along with problems with headaches, earaches, talking, biting, and chewing. Our practice offers several alignment options for you:

  • Traditional Braces – use metal brackets, wires, and bands to straighten teeth.
  • Ceramic Braces (clear) – use a translucent material to blend in with teeth.
  • Clear Aligners (Invisalign®) – use a system of clear, custom plastic aligners.

Our orthodontist, Dr. Ponce, is excited to work with you in achieving a healthier, attractively aligned smile. For an evaluation to help you choose the system that is best for you, please call 520-326-1101 today.