Adult Orthodontics

Everyone can benefit from orthodontic treatment. Adults account for about 20% of orthodontic patients today. No matter the stage of life, you can benefit from visiting the orthodontist.Now with the advances in technology, orthodontic treatments are less intrusive and more successful than they have ever been for patients of all ages including adults. We work closely with other practices and specialists in the Morristown and East Tennessee areas, like general dentist, periodontist, oral surgeons, and even medical doctors for treatment of TMJ and sleep apnea.​

If you do not treat your misaligned teeth, you may suffer from difficulty chewing, jaw pain, and unnecessary wearing of your teeth. Having orthodontic treatment performed, even as an adult, can improve your overall dental health. Adult orthodontics can also help fix problems like crooked teeth or unnecessary gaps you’ve had for years. You’ll experience an increased confidence that comes with having a great smile.

The Damon System BraceLift™

The Damon System BraceLift™ is a non-invasive method for adults who want to look younger. It offers more dramatic results than invisible aligners. With the Damon System BraceLift, many adults see a noticeable change not only in their teeth, but also in their entire face. Patients will experience a full smile with better facial balance and aesthetics for a more youthful look.

Questions about Adult Orthodontic Treatments

How effective is orthodontic treatment in adults?

Orthodontic problems can be solved in adults just as easily as they can for younger people. The same forces that move teeth in children work for adults.

Will my orthodontic appliances show?

McKenna Orthodontics specializes in a variety of options that minimize the appearance of treatment. We offer clear and even invisible braces as well as options that you can remove during brushing and eating! Dr. McKenna will discuss what your best options for treatment are based upon your needs at your initial consultation.

How will my treatment affect my daily life?

You can continue to enjoy your life just as you do today. You will have some minor changes, but like the majority of our patients, you will adjust quickly. The advanced techniques offered by Dr. McKenna make wearing braces more comfortable than in years past.

How do I know if I am a good candidate for treatment?

Dr. Mark McKenna will help you determine if orthodontic treatment is right for you. After careful analysis and determining what corrections are needed, he will recommend a custom treatment plan tailored to your specific needs.

Can I benefit from orthodontics even with missing teeth?

Dr. McKenna will work with your dentist or specialist to get implants or bridges to help you achieve the best results. Our office can tailor your treatment to create or even hold spaces to have your missing teeth replaced.

I have gum disease. Can I have orthodontic treatment?

Dr. McKenna will consult your existing dentist or periodontist about your overall dental health including the health of your gums. If you are considered a good candidate for orthodontic treatment, you will continue your treatment with your dentist or periodontist. In many cases, proper alignment of your teeth actually helps with your gum health.

How much does orthodontic treatment cost?

Several factors will determine the cost of your treatment, such as how severe your problems are and how long the treatment will take. McKenna Orthodontics will discuss the cost as well the payment options before any treatment is started. Orthodontic treatments are more affordable than ever before. We offer a variety of plans to help you pay for your dental treatment.

Why choose Dr. McKenna?

Dr. McKenna is a specialist in orthodontics. He has had many additional years of training beyond dental school to learn the correct way to straighten teeth. Only those dentists who complete this formal training may be called orthodontists.

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