At Hicks and McMurphy Orthodontics, with locations in Saraland, Grand Bay, Mobile, Alabama and Lucedale, Mississippi, we’re proud to specialize in orthodontic treatment to help improve and perfect our adult patient’s smiles.
Why Braces Are A Smart Choice For Adults
Braces aren’t just for kids and teens anymore. Tooth alignment can be changed at any age if your gums and bone structure are healthy.
As an adult, orthodontic treatment at later stages in life can drastically improve your personal appearance and self-esteem. Improving the health of your teeth and gums is equally important. Crooked teeth and a bad bite can contribute to gum and bone loss, tooth decay, abnormal wear of the tooth enamel and surfaces, even headaches and sometimes jaw joint (TMJ/TMD) pain.
A large percentage of our patients are adults, and they agree that it’s never too late to improve their greatest asset – their smile, discreetly!
Braces Our Office Offers For Our Adult Patients
Hicks and McMurphy Orthodontics has a variety of treatment options to correct any common problems that you may be experiencing. We use the most up to date technology at our disposal ranging from traditional metal brackets to the latest invisible braces. The techniques and appliances our office specializes in can reduce levels of discomfort, decrease the frequency of visits, and can shorten your overall treatment time. While each patient’s needs may vary, we found these types of braces to be the most popular amongst adults looking to straighten their teeth and allow you to choose from several options:
- Invisalign - using a system made of clear aligners specifically designed with your mouth in mind, Invisalign is a discreet way to get the smile you’ve always dreamed of. This system is available to both teens and adults, but may not be right for everyone. Schedule a consultation to see if Invisalign is right for you!
- Ceramic Clear Braces - these braces are made with a clear material and are very popular amongst our adult patients. With clear braces, you can now experience the effectiveness of metal braces as well as the discreetness of invisible braces.
- Metal Braces - as the most traditional form of braces, metal braces are made of high-grade stainless steel. These braces are smaller and more comfortable than they used to be in the past, and can be personalized using colored bands and brackets.
During the initial examination, we will be able to determine the best possible treatment for your individual needs. During this initial examination, we can outline the treatment plan, time of treatment expected and the approximate cost.
Visit One of Our Practices Today!
Dr. Hicks and Dr. McMurphy are proud to provide quality orthodontic treatment to their patients in and around Mobile, Saraland, Grand Bay, Alabama and Lucedale, Mississippi. We believe that every patient deserves an outstanding smile, no matter what his or her age may be! If you’re interested in beginning your adult treatment today, please contact us at one of our four locations at your earliest convenience. Thank you for trusting us with your treatment, and we hope to see you soon!