Many people believe that as they get older, their chances of achieving their ideal smile grow slimmer and slimmer. At American Dental Associates, however, we proudly offer adult orthodontic treatments to help patients of all ages achieve a better smile.

With adult orthodontics, many patients can receive the benefits of finally having a straighter smile.

  • Correction of misaligned jaws provides a healthier, more natural bite and unstrained jaw muscles
  • Straightened teeth result in a more attractive smile
  • A potentially more youthful appearance
  • Increased confidence
  • We explain what you can expect during your treatment



Why Choose Adult Orthodontics?


Adult orthodontics makes it possible for older patients to achieve a straighter, healthier and more attractive smile

Correct Alignment Issues

If you have a misaligned bite, odds are your jaw muscles have been overworked and strained for years to compensate for the imbalance. Adult orthodontics can bring your upper and lower jaws into proper alignment to not only correct your alignment issues but also provide relief to your jaw muscles and alleviate symptoms that may be associated with tight jaw muscles.

Improve Your Professional & Social Life

Many people believe that having a straighter smile makes you more attractive to others. They also say that it can make you appear younger, wealthier and more professional. Adult orthodontics can help you feel more confident in the workplace as well as in public and social settings.

Save Money

While orthodontic treatments can seem expensive, they become more affordable and beneficial when you consider the alternative. Crooked or misaligned teeth increase your chances of developing cavities, gum disease, cracked or chipped teeth, and even tooth extraction. The cost of treatments to care for these and other issues could end up being more than your orthodontic treatment. In the end, adult orthodontics can save you money in the long run.


About Adult Orthodontics


While receiving orthodontic treatment at an older age can present different concerns, we can help resolve them to give you a better smile

Age-Related Concerns

Older patients present different concerns that our younger ones. For one, older patients are done growing, which can make it more difficult to correct malocclusions and tooth alignment. Generally, this leads to a longer treatment time. For some patients, dental health issues, such as insufficient bone density or gum disease, can present other problems before or during their treatment. Our orthodontist will evaluate your condition prior to beginning any treatment to know which age-related concerns need to be taken into account.

Pre-Treatment Consultation

Before beginning any orthodontic treatment, it is essential that you have a consultation with our orthodontist. During this consultation, we will examine your current condition for signs of oral health issues that may interfere with your orthodontic treatment. This examination will also help us know what type of orthodontic treatments you may need. After your consultation, we can provide an estimate of how long your treatment will last and how much it may cost.


Types of Adult Orthodontic Treatments


We offer several types of orthodontic treatments for our adult patients


Braces use a system of brackets, wires and elastics to help straighten your teeth and correct your jaw alignment. The brackets attach to the front surface of your teeth, and the wire will wrap through them to link all of the brackets together. During your treatment, you will need to visit our practice for a series of adjustments that will tighten your braces and gently move your teeth into their proper positions.


Invisalign® is an innovative and popular way for adults to correct their smile. This system uses customized aligners that are made with durable, clear plastic. Our orthodontist will provide you with a series of aligners that will gently move your teeth to where they need to be. Because the aligners are clear, your appliance will be nearly invisible to others, helping you maintain a professional appearance during your treatment.


Why Should You Choose American Dental?


Expertise you can count on


  • Your treatment plan will be based off of your unique needs and smile goals
  • We offer innovative treatments to give you more options
  • Our clinics are modern with state-of-the-art technology to maximize your comfort and success
  • Family-owned and operated with 20+ years of dental experience

American Dental Associates is pleased to offer adult orthodontic treatments at 3 of our convenient office locations:

Midway Airport
5342 South Archer Ave.
Chicago, Illinois 60632
Lincoln Park
1610 West Fullerton Ave.
Chicago, Illinois 60614
Palos Heights
13303-A. South Ridgeland Ave.
Palos Heights, Illinois 60463



Jaw Dropping Reviews


Our patients are all smiles


“I forgot I was at the Dentist’s office. The staff up front were very welcoming, helpful and friendly. The decor of the place was very warm and updated with a classy touch.”
– Adam Y, Skokie, IL
“These guys were great! I recommend this facility because of its warmth, professionalism, and fast service.”
– Yvette S, Chicago, IL
“I highly recommend it. They were even kind enough to play music to calm my nerves while performing my tooth extraction.”
– Lorraina M, Chicago, IL