Achieve a Confident Smile at Any Age

Your tooth alignment can be changed at any age if your gums and bone structure are healthy, and that’s why adults can get straighter teeth at Meyer & Dana Orthodontics.

Reasons for Adult Orthodontics

Braces in South Dakota aren’t just for kids anymore! At Meyer & Dana Orthodontics, we offer a variety of treatments that are designed for all ages—including adults.

At Meyer and Dana Orthodontics, we offer a variety of treatments that are designed for different age groups – including adults. A large percentage of our patients are adults, and they agree that it’s never too late to improve their greatest asset - their smile.

Today, adults make up about one in every five Meyer & Dana Orthodontics patients. Here’s why:

Looking Good

Orthodontic treatment with Meyer & Dana Orthodontics can help correct crooked teeth or spaces that you’ve been self-conscious about for years.

Orthodontic treatment at later stages in life can improve your personal appearance and self-esteem, while also improving the health of your teeth and gums.

Maintaining Dental Health

Crooked teeth and a bad bite can contribute to gum and bone loss, tooth decay, abnormal wear on the tooth enamel and surfaces, headaches, and jaw joint (TMJ/TMD) pain.

Your Teeth Can Shift

Believe it or not, your teeth don’t stop moving in adolescence. Teeth that seemed straight and aligned in youth could have shifted later in life.

This can lead to jaw pain, trouble brushing, or a smile you’re unhappy with.

Make me feel special

“They did braces on me, straightened a tooth on my wife, and have done treatment on 4 of my kids. The team is world class; they make me feel special and my kids love them. Very impressive!”

FAQs About Adult Orthodontics
Why is orthodontic treatment important for adults?

Adults around Rapid City, Spearfish, and surrounding areas should consider braces and orthodontic treatment because it:

  • Can help prevent or improve periodontal problems
  • Can help prevent or reduce further bone loss around teeth
  • Improves ability of the dentist to restore missing teeth
  • Improves aesthetics for a better smile and facial appearance
  • Improves function of teeth
  • Improves self-confidence and self-esteem
  • Improves oral health
Why choose an orthodontist over aligners that come in the mail?

Orthodontists like the experts at Meyer & Dana Orthodontics are dental specialists who diagnose, prevent, and treat dental and facial irregularities.

Each of our doctors received an additional three full years of specialized education beyond dental school to learn the proper way to align and straighten teeth.

Only those with this formal education may call themselves “orthodontists,” and only orthodontists may be members of the American Association of Orthodontists (AAO).

When you allow one of our skilled orthodontic experts to carefully oversee your treatment, you’ll feel comfortable every step of the way.

We’ll take X-rays of your teeth and work hand-in-hand with your general dentist to get to know the intricacies of your smile and ensure that you receive the best possible result in your treatment.

This will give you the promise of a much better smile and results that last

Does orthodontic treatment work for adults?

Yes. We can move healthy teeth at any age at our offices in Rapid City, Spearfish, and Pierre.

We can correct orthodontic problems at Meyer & Dana Orthodontics just as easily for adults as for children.

Our team of doctors uses orthodontic forces to move teeth in the same way for both adults and children, and you’ll notice the benefits of your treatment in no time.

What treatment options are available for adults?

For many adults around South Dakota, the thought of having metal braces is enough to discourage them from pursuing treatment with Meyer & Dana Orthodontics. However, today's orthodontic treatment options at our office give you a variety of braces and appliances that are comfortable, aesthetically pleasing, and personalized to meet your needs. Types of braces include:

  • Ceramic braces
  • Self-ligating metal braces
  • Invisalign and other clear aligners
Do my appliances have to show?

At Meyer & Dana Orthodontics, we offer many options that will minimize the appearance of braces. Today’s braces are smaller and sleeker, and some are next-to-invisible.

We’ll advise you about options that will fit your specific needs. You can choose from Invisalign, clear braces, or metal braces.

These options allow you to have flexibility and discretion during your treatment at our offices in Rapid City, Spearfish, and Pierre.

Am I a good fit for orthodontic treatment?

During your free consultation at Meyer & Dana Orthodontics, we can determine if you’ll benefit from treatment.

After carefully analyzing your needed correction, your doctor will recommend the best treatment to improve your smile, including the different types of braces that are best for you.

I’m missing some teeth. Can orthodontic treatment improve my bite?

Orthodontic treatment with Meyer & Dana Orthodontics can create or hold space to replace missing teeth.

Your orthodontist will work hand-in-hand with your dentist or dental specialist. They’ll provide bridges or implants so you can achieve the best result.

I’ve been treated for gum disease. Can my teeth be straightened?

Your doctor will consult with your dentist and/or periodontist about the health of your gums.

If you’re a candidate for orthodontic treatment, you’ll continue regular supervision with your dentist and periodontist.

In many cases, tooth alignment can improve the health of the gums.

How much does treatment cost?

The cost of orthodontic treatment will depend on many factors, including its severity, complexity, and treatment length. We will be glad to discuss the cost with you before treatment begins.

You’ll find that braces are more affordable today than ever at our Rapid City, Spearfish, and Pierre offices. We offer a variety of convenient payment plans at Meyer & Dana Orthodontics and accept most South Dakota dental insurance plans that include orthodontic benefits.


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