Braces for Adults

Everyone wants a beautiful natural looking smile! Orthodontic treatment can be successful at any age if your gums and bone structure are healthy. Adults in increasing number are seeking a better smile as part of an emphasis on a more youthful appearance and overall health. Many of our adult patients have been self-conscious about their smile for years. You don’t need to live with that feeling any longer.  You can do something to improve you smile today!

Statistically, one in every four orthodontic patients is over the age of 21.

Typical adult problems include crooked teeth, worn teeth and bad bites.  Crooked teeth or a bad bite can contribute to tooth decay, abnormal wear of the teeth, gum and bone loss, tooth loss, headaches and TMJ (jaw) pain. Malocclusion is a term used by orthodontists to refer to a bad bite, when the jaws do not fit together properly due to tooth or jaw misalignment; Dr. Leonard’s goal is to achieve the correct functional occlusion (good bite) for each patient.  A thorough orthodontic treatment plan can  improve the health of your teeth and gums and also dramatically improve your personal appearance and self-esteem.

Dr. Leonard understands that adult treatment requires special consideration and experience. To address adult needs, we offer:

  • IBraces, (lingual) braces on the back side of your teeth which do not show even when you smile
  • Invisalign treatment with removable aligners
  • Aesthetic clear braces
  • Retainer treatment for minor tooth movement
  • 1651 West Main Street Albert Lea, MN 56007
  • Office: (507) 377 0222
  • mn.alpha@alphaorthodontics.com
  • 1453 4th Street SE Mason City, IA 50401
  • Office (641) 423 5900
  • ia.alpha@alphaorthodontics.com
  • 621 East 7th Street Blue Earth, MN 56013 
  • Office (507) 526 2171
  • mn.alpha@alphaorthodontics.com