The Dental Center of Mishawaka
112 Ironworks Avenue, Suite B1, Mishawaka, IN 46544

Adult Braces for Late-Blooming Smiles

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If you think braces are for kids and teens, think again. According to professional orthodontists, braces for adults are enjoying a huge rise in popularity. Advancements in the past 15 years have made braces more affordable and aesthetically pleasing—and less embarrassing to wear. Lighter braces with smaller brackets and fewer accessories have replaced the typical metal-mouth appearance associated with orthodontics of the past. Adults can choose from clear or ceramic brackets and alternatives like removable plastic aligner trays. A typical adult can expect to wear braces for 12 to 20 months to perfect a new smile.

Adulthood is the perfect time to get affordable braces. As adults, many people whose parents could not afford to get them braces when they were kids now have sufficient income to cover the expense. Over time, adults gain a greater appreciation of the health and cosmetic advantages of wearing braces. With age comes patience and wisdom; it may be easier to accept the temporary inconvenience of wearing braces as an adult, especially if it promises an improved social or professional life.

Gaining a dazzling smile is an obvious benefit of wearing braces, but orthodontists note that correcting misaligned teeth also offers health benefits. People with misaligned teeth are at higher risk of tooth decay and periodontal disease because it is harder to reach the plaque that accumulates between their teeth. People with defective bites may also have difficulty chewing their food properly, and this can cause gastrointestinal problems. Braces for adults not only increase self-confidence, they may also contribute to overall good health.

To get the dental care you deserve from an affordable dentist in Mishawaka, call The Dental Center of Mishawaka today at (574) 285-0460 or make an appointment.

The Dental Center offers affordable family dentistry and gentle, compassionate dental care in Mishawaka. With 4 affiliated practices throughout Indiana, our offices are conveniently located with extended hours to meet your needs. At The Dental Center of Mishawaka, 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 The Dental Center of Mishawaka.

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Professional caring office!
Kimberly G.
Everyone is so nice and worked my kids in for sealants while we were there
Josiah W.
They are good to deal with and treat you with respect and make you feel at ease
Maury B.
Very patient friendly, not many people like going to the dentist but everyone in the office makes it a pleasurable experience.
Debbie S.
the dentist keizer i believe was his name who has taken over all my dental work since i was about 20 has been amazing. super friendly, explains things so i fully understand, and even goes above and […]
Alyssa W.
Staff is extremely nice. Office is extremely clean.
Rona B.
On time, personable, friendly, thorough, kind, team environment.
Kirsten B.
The hygienist Shannon, and Dr, were so kind and patient with my daughter(5 years) , who was difficult to even let them get a look in her mouth in the first place due to a horrible experience at a […]
Michelle S.
Dr Keiser and Britne are both great! Very professional, and made sure that it was a comfortable experience for me
Alicia D.
Everyone was very nice and professional.
Nancy K.
If you need a dentist and are scared due to past experiences don’t worry, go to the dental center of Mishawaka and not only will your teeth look good and will show them off with a smile but […]
George K.
I love going to see Brooke Henry. She always does a great job on my cleanings and always super friendly!
Angela L.
Dental assistant was caring and professional.
Maria A.
Took my 5-year-old to get cavities filled, he actually fell asleep! I got to stay with him the whole time. The staff was amazing, I would highly recommend this office.
Angela F.
Wow, I really love the dental center. They have wonderful people who work there. They are so friendly, kind, and understanding of what you are having done. I just love Dr Keiser . He’s a […]
Debbie W.
Worked great with my three year old! Very friendly and encouraging through your entire appointment.
Ellison P.
Dr Douglas is fantastic! He makes sure to take the time to get your dental work done precisely. Each time I go, I feel like I’m his only patient there. I feel comfortable in there care. They […]
BMoney B.
I have been coming to The Dental Center for years. My visits have always left me feeling better than when I came in. The staff is so friendly and upbeat. I have always received the best of care.
Pamela W.
My first visit was yesterday and my hygienist was great and even though the dentist only came to see me briefly, he was also very nice! I feel I was treated well and I will continue going back for […]
Jenny E.
My dad and I love it here!! They were really good with him during his appointment to get an extraction and are all about saving teeth. Marci, the assistant and Dr. Keiser are amazing and we both have […]
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  • Monday 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
  • Tuesday 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
  • Wednesday 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
  • Thursday 8:30 AM - 4:00 PM
  • Friday 8:00 AM - 12:00 PM
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  • Sunday Closed
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