Advanced Dental Care of Lakewood Ranch
8640 E State Road 70, Suite D, Bradenton, FL 34202

Braces for Adults Provide Late-Blooming Smiles

dca-blog_orthodontics-african-american-woman-smile

If you missed your opportunity to straighten your teeth as a teen, don’t worry; it’s never too late for orthodontic evaluation and treatment. Many people over the age of 18 wear braces. Today’s best orthodontists are familiar with the special concerns of adult patients. Braces for adults will correct problems such as overbites, underbites, crooked or crowded teeth, and poor jaw positioning. If you neglect to address such problems, they may eventually lead to gum disease, tooth loss, and problems eating or speaking. Since your adult body is no longer growing, you may have to wear braces for a longer period of time than a teenager, but your new smile is worth the wait.

How Do I Know if Orthodontic Treatments Are Right for Me? 



The best way to find out if braces can help you is to ask your family dentist, or obtain a referral to a qualified orthodontist. Orthodontists specialize in correcting dental irregularities with custom-made devices such as braces for adults that gradually move teeth into a more desirable position. Your orthodontist can tell you what type of treatment is best for you, how much it will cost, and how long the process will take.

Types of Adult Orthodontic Treatments

Traditional metal braces are popular, but other types of braces for adults are also available. Examples include natural-looking ceramic braces, lingual braces that attach discreetly to the back of teeth, and invisible, removable aligner trays. Your orthodontist can recommend the best solution for your dental condition and lifestyle.

Adjusting to Life with Braces



Even the best orthodontists can’t eliminate all the discomforts and inconveniences associated with wearing braces. You may have trouble speaking and eating until you get accustomed to your appliances. Maintaining good oral hygiene, and monitoring your consumption of sweet and starchy foods is essential. You should also avoid hard foods such as pretzels, nuts, popcorn, and ice; these can dislodge or damage your braces. For the best results, be sure to keep all your appointments with your orthodontist, so potential problems can be addressed early.

To get the dental care you deserve from an affordable dentist in Lakewood Ranch, call Advanced Dental Care of Lakewood Ranch today at (941) 462-3706 or make an appointment.

Advanced Dental Care offers affordable family dentistry and gentle, compassionate dental care in Lakewood Ranch. With 21 affiliated practices throughout Florida, our offices are conveniently located with extended hours to meet your needs. At Advanced Dental Care of Lakewood Ranch, we provide most dental services, from basic preventative care and general dentistry to specialized procedures and complete dental reconstruction. We accept most dental insurance plans and offer affordable financial solutions for any budget. Patient satisfaction is our top priority and we strive to provide the exceptional, affordable dental care and personal touch that lead to lasting relationships. A smiling patient is our greatest reward and we look forward to keeping those smiles healthy, beautiful, and bright. Discover an affordable dentist who truly cares at Advanced Dental Care of Lakewood Ranch.

Read What Our Patients Say
Patient Reviews
Love my Dr. and asst.
Ron D.
My dental hygienist, Joy is the main reason that i would recommend your office. She is amazing and makes the visit a good experience!
Doris W.
Love! Love! Joy! Look forward to seeing her every 6 months as bad as I hate visiting the dentist she makes it so pleasant. Her expertise is matched with a very caring attitude for her patients. Never […]
Carole B.
always get an excellent treatment when I come in
Jose F.
My hygienist Joy made me very comfortable as I was extremely nervous having a deep cleaning for the first time. Dr. Purcell came and checked up on me and was very kind . The entire staff is very […]
Barbara L.
I’ve been a patient for 3 years now. LOVE going to the dentist again! Dr. Purcell and his entire staff are off the hook in great customer service and professionalism. You won’t be disappointed
Linda B.
The staff was so lovely! Great conversation to make you feel right at home.
Emily V.
I have been a patient for close to 10 years. I have always been treated very well by the entire staff. Joy has been my hygienist for most of those years. She is always pleasant and explains […]
Terry L.
Great office! Love Dr. Purcell and the great staff there; from the office staff to the dental assistants and hygienists. Excellent care and well-managed.
Beth T.
I have been going here for years now. My hygienist Keverly has always been great! Dr. Purcell is as well.
Michael J.
Good service and skills. Pleasant people.
Stan W.
Was schedule for just a filling but turned out I needed a root canal. They gave up there lunch to do my root canal even at this busy time of the year. Thank you
Jenny M.
I would recommend Advanced Dental Care to anyone needing a dentist. The Staff is so friendly and helpful. I always see Dr. Purcell, he is great!
Paula R.
Everyone was great and really seemed to care about me.
Cheryl O.
Convenient and real good friendly service
A U.
Just finished getting my teeth cleaned at Advanced Dental. What a good experience. I am at ease from the minute I walk in because of the warm, friendly staff. The best though is Keverly. So kind and […]
Hero P.
Dr. Purcell is the best ever, Sara is fantastic as well! Pain free, and I have complete faith in his and the staffs abilities to perform great, long lasting results.
Scott B.
Pleasant office, caring technician and dentist. Prompt service.
Margaret R.
The hygenist was on time – I didn’t have to wait. Everything went well.
Kay T.
I don’t particularly care to go to the dentist but these people are awesome from the front desk to the assistant to the dentist great experience for me I would highly recommend them and I’m […]
Joanne G.
We Accept Most Insurance Plans!
Learn More

We accept most insurance plans and will be happy to help you understand the coverage that you have. We will do our best to see that you receive your maximum insurance benefits for all covered services.

No Insurance? No Worries! See our discounts and offers here

Office Hours
  • Monday 8:30 AM - 5:00 PM
  • Tuesday 8:30 AM - 7:00 PM
  • Wednesday 8:30 AM - 5:00 PM
  • Thursday 8:30 AM - 5:00 PM
  • Friday 8:30 AM - 5:00 PM
  • Saturday Closed
  • Sunday Closed
Get in touch:
  • Phone: (941) 462-3706
Our Location