Orthodontic Treatment Is an Option for Children and Adults Alike

Children and adult Orthodontic treatment in Plymouth

Dr. Karla Alvarado and Plymouth Orthodontics offer Orthodontic treatment options to straighten smiles with braces and Invisalign for children AND adults!

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Because children still are growing, childhood is the most effective time to get orthodontic care done. However, we know sometimes it just doesn’t happen when we’re children – and that’s nothing to be ashamed of. Deciding to improve your smile when you’re an adult is not as uncommon as you think. The American Association of Orthodontists notes that one in five orthodontic patients is over the age of 18.

Straightening your smile benefits more than just your appearance. Having crooked teeth can cause cavities, trouble with speaking, decreased oral health and other issues. Straightening your smile with braces or Invisalign can make cleaning your teeth just plain easier to do. If your teeth are easier to clean, then bad breath, cavities, and gingivitis can be problems of the past. Aside from dental hygiene, often crooked teeth can cause a bad bite. Having an overbite or underbite can trigger jaw pain, worn or cracked teeth, or even exposed nerves in the mouth – not fun! These issues can get worse with time, so it’s important to catch them early on.


Dr. Karla Alvarado of Plymouth Orthodontics in Plymouth, MA may recommend braces in Plymouth for children and adults. Despite the new options out there for orthodontic treatment, braces remain a popular and effective way to fix your smile. Braces do a great job of straightening your smile, correcting your bite, and improving your oral health.


Braces are one of the most common ways to straighten teeth for people of all ages. Braces are an answer for cases of overcrowding, overbites or underbites – and one of the most effective and powerful methods of treatment that Plymouth Orthodontics offers. Unlike our mobile phones or keys that always seem to be lost somewhere, braces are attached to your teeth, so they can’t be lost or misplaced.

For children, you can’t forget the fun of picking out color bands to put on for the next few weeks! With braces, your child can change the colors of his or her brackets at appointments – switching colors with the seasons or a changing mood. Adults don’t miss out on all the fun, either. There are more subdued color options, if you’re not feeling flashy.

Are you still concerned about the appearance of braces? Clear or ceramic braces work the same as traditional metal braces, but are much less noticeable. Instead of silver metal, clear or tooth-colored brackets are placed on your teeth to hold the wires in place. Even though they’re barely noticeable, clear braces offer many of the same benefits as traditional metal braces – lower cost, durability, and 24/7 treatment. If you prefer a less noticeable treatment, Plymouth Orthodontics may recommend clear braces – or may suggest Invisalign.

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Invisalign at Plymouth Orthodontics is an appealing option for many reasons. Invisalign is a clear alignment tray that works discreetly as you work, play, sleep, and live! Since the aligners are removable, there’s no need to alter your diet or work harder at cleaning food from your braces. And whenever it’s time for the next step of your treatment plan, simply swap trays – no need to come into the office to have your wires adjusted.


Dr. Karla Alvarado at Plymouth Orthodontics in Plymouth, MA makes sure that Invisalign will improve your smile with little to no interruption of your normal routines. There is no worry about what you can or cannot eat, like with braces. Just remove the clear aligners and eat or drink whatever you choose! Struggles with learning how to brush and floss with braces are a thing of the past with Invisalign. Just brush and floss your teeth as usual. You don’t need to worry about wearing your Invisalign trays while playing sports, since they can act like a very thin mouthguard while you make the winning goal. Probably the most desired benefit is how discreet they are to wear in your daily life. No one even notices you have them – until they see your final smile shine! 

Whatever option you choose, Dr. Alvarado and the rest of the team at Plymouth Orthodontics will give you all the help and advice you need to get the best results from your orthodontic treatment. 

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