You’re never too old to get the smile you deserve!

At Salem Smiles, we treat patients of all ages using comprehensive, personalized care. That means whether you are 8 or 68, you’ll get the orthodontic treatment you deserve.

Today, nearly one in five orthodontic patients is over the age of 21. But why should you seek out orthodontic treatment?

Orthodontic treatment doesn’t just create more beautiful smiles, it creates healthier ones that can function better, too. It’s no secret that crooked, crowded, and misaligned teeth are harder to clean properly – your toothbrush may not be able to adequately clean the surfaces of your teeth. Braces can align your smile, making it easier to care for your teeth, and thereby helping you ward off decay, cavities, and gum disease.

But that’s not all. Braces for adults can also:

  • Relieve jaw pressure and pain
  • Relieve headaches
  • Improve how you chew, bite, and swallow
  • Improve how you sleep
  • Increase your confidence


Whatever your reasons for seeking out orthodontic treatment, you won’t regret it!

Traditional braces consist of brackets that are adhered to your teeth and ligature wires that are held into the brackets by tiny elastic ties. The archwires place the needed pressure on your teeth to achieve the right movements.

If you’ve been putting off getting braces because you aren’t keen on the idea of a mouth full of metal, now is a great time to discover the sleekest and most comfortable metal braces ever. Today’s brackets are smaller, meaning they won’t make you stick out as much. And the high-grade stainless steel wires can move your teeth more efficiently and effectively.

Metal braces are also the most affordable option, and with dental insurance, you can see very low out-of-pocket costs for your treatment.


There are some differences between seeking out treatment as an adult versus as a child. Children are benefitted from jaws that are still growing. This allows Dr. Woods to guide the growth of the jaw to properly accommodate all of the teeth. This makes the straightening phase of treatment much more efficient. But that doesn’t mean we can’t still achieve your ideal smile. It just means it may take a bit of extra work.

Dr. Woods creates fully customized treatment plans designed to correct your individual issue in the manner that is the most efficient. If you’re ready to learn more about how braces can change your smile and your life, schedule your complimentary consultation today.