Orthodontic treatment can be successful at any age, and adults especially appreciate the benefits of a beautiful smile. As an adult, you understand the importance of a nice smile personally, socially and professionally.
One of every five patients in orthodontic treatment is over 21. It is becoming much more common for adults to have braces.
When we apply braces on children, we have the advantage of their growing jaw to help guide their teeth. As an adult, we're working with a jaw that is not growing, so in the most severe cases, jaw surgery may be required to achieve perfect results.
Adults also may have experienced some breakdown or loss of their teeth and bone that supports the teeth and may require periodontal treatment before, during and/or after orthodontic treatment. Bone loss can also limit the amount and direction of tooth movement that is advisable.
We provide our adult patients with a thorough examination to determine the best course of treatment to achieve the best possible results.
We have had great results. Your team has great skills and have had provided the best services we could have asked for.– Kimmy Waldrup
I came here when I was a kid and got such great service that I brought my own daughter here and was extremely impressed with how well everything was done.– Connie Garland
What a wonderful and talented group of people. I’m a lucky patient!- Stevi Johnson
Very friendly staff. Appointments were always on time with very little wait time.- Lynn Vonder Haar
Both of my kids have had braces here and would go nowhere else. I have told everyone to come here.- Kelly White
From the moment I walked into Dr. Hite’s office, everyone went above and beyond to make me feel as comfortable as possible.- John Alvarado
23 Glen Ed Professional Park(618) 692-1044
2219 W Randolph Street(618) 692-1044
After careful consideration, we have decided to merge both the Granite City and Glen Carbon practices. By combining the two offices we are making a commitment to provide ALL of our patients with the highest technological advancements available for the treatment of orthodontics.