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Braces are used to straighten smiles for adults as well as teens and this is not only to help align your smile but to improve your oral health as well. Straight smiles allow for easier, more effective daily cleaning to keep plaque at bay. At Amy Richter Orthodontics in Buffalo, New York, we are pleased to offer orthodontic treatment for adults and children.

For adults who have never had orthodontic treatment while growing up, they may still face problems with their smiles later on in life. If crooked teeth, crowded teeth, bite problems (overbite or underbite), issues with the jaw joints, and the jaw being out of alignment, orthodontics can help. It is never too late!

This is important, because dental issues don’t just make a difference in how your smile looks, but they can present you with tooth decay, gum disease, problems eating, speaking, biting or chewing, along with headaches or earaches.

While adult teeth often take longer than teen teeth to align, depending on the system used, still it is an investment that will last a lifetime. Our practice offers the following treatments for straightening smiles:

  • Metal Braces – made from high-grade stainless steel.
  • Ceramic Braces (clear) – made of translucent material that is almost clear.
  • Clear Aligners (Invisalign®) – made from customized clear aligners.

Our orthodontist, Dr. Amy Richter, is happy to help you with all of your alignment needs and is happy to evaluate your smile to determine which option is best for you depending on your situation. Please call 716-239-4815 today for more information and to find a location nearest you.