All About Adult Braces: Popular Options, Treatment Costs and More
At Braces Braces, we offer first-rate orthodontic treatment for patients of all ages, including adults! Affordable adult braces are a popular option to achieve straighter teeth. According to the American Association of Orthodontists, one in five patients receiving orthodontic care is an adult. If you’ve lived for years with crooked teeth, misaligned bite or uncomfortable gaps, we can help you get the smile you want. Or if you wore braces as a teenager but your teeth have now shifted without proper retainer use, we can fix that, too! A brighter, straighter, more confident smile can be yours.

When patients first come in, our team will decide with you on an orthodontic treatment plan customized to include the right braces for you and your needs. Whether this means inconspicuous brackets and wires, or removable aligners that will allow you to enjoy normal brushing and your favorite foods, we have options for every budget and every patient.

Our free consultations involve discussing treatment plan options, performing an examination on your mouth, and taking digital X-rays. Once we decide on a plan together, we’ll set up an appointment to place the braces or aligners on your teeth. While you wear braces or aligners, you’ll come back for regular follow-up appointments. This is when an orthodontist will make adjustments and check on your progress.

Types of Adult Braces

When it comes to braces, there are three popular options to choose from, depending on what works best for you and your smile. Braces work by gradually shifting your teeth into the correct position, whether it’s by adjusting brackets or changing aligners every couple of weeks. The average timeline for braces is around 24 months, give or take, but this estimated treatment time can vary. 

The length of time you wear braces is determined by a number of factors, primarily the severity of the issues needing work. Treatment for adults can take slightly longer than the time needed for children and teens because of the pressure required to move the set structures of adult teeth, along with the denser bone tissue found in those teeth. With that being said, there isn’t a huge gap in the timing between adolescent and adult braces.

The three main types of adult braces are:

Traditional Braces

Traditional metal braces have progressed immensely with advancements in technology. They work faster, look sleeker, and are much more comfortable than in years past. If you’re anxious about wearing braces as an adult, you’ll be surprised by the overall appearance and comfort of these braces. These will also likely be your most cost-effective option!


Invisalign treatment is perfect for adults who wish to straighten their smile with a less noticeable look. You can wear these without giving up the foods you love. These clear, removable aligners work quickly and inconspicuously for patients who don’t require complex care. You and your orthodontist will determine if this alternative form of adult braces is right for your teeth and lifestyle!

Clear Braces

Many adults opt for what are known as clear braces, which are actually comprised of ceramic, tooth-colored brackets connected by clear or white wires. With clear adult braces, you will receive the same comprehensive orthodontic treatment as traditional braces, with a much more discreet look.

Cost and Financial Options

What is the adult braces cost? This is one of the most common questions we receive and it can vary depending on the type of adult braces. Traditional metal braces are often the most affordable option and they can be as low as $2,000. Other types of orthodontia can go upwards of $8,000. In order to provide an accurate estimate, our team is available to discuss cost and the factors that affect it based on your individual plan. To help make braces for adults more affordable, we offer a variety of financial options, including an in-house payment plan. There are various discounts you can qualify for as well. We accept most insurance plans, but insurance doesn’t always cover adult braces cost, so be sure to check on what you can expect with coverage. Our team is happy to help answer your questions.


We understand that it can be intimidating getting orthodontics as an adult. Braces Braces offers private rooms, a trained and compassionate team happy to answer any questions, and flexibility to make this happen. We have treated over 5000+ adult patients in Atlanta and we know what it takes to get the job done correctly.

For many adults who are unhappy with the physical appearance of your smile or struggling with the function of your teeth and bite, adult braces can bring a much appreciated boost of confidence and help improve your dental health. If you’ve been wanting to change your smile, you can! Schedule your free initial consultation with Braces Braces today by calling (770) 222-2322 or filling out our short online form.

Braces for Adults at an Office Near You

We have several convenient locations in metro Atlanta. Traditional metal braces, clear braces and Invisalign are all treatments available in Acworth, Alpharetta, Covington, Hiram, Marietta – East Cobb, Madison Yards – Atlanta, McDonough and Suwanee!

Our orthodontists are proud to serve these communities and we look forward to helping you begin your braces journey.