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.

Read What Our Patients Say
Patient Reviews
Everyone was very nice and professional.
Nancy K.
Very patient friendly, not many people like going to the dentist but everyone in the office makes it a pleasurable experience.
Debbie S.
Extremely satisfied with the office and how caring everyone is. Excellent service.
Raimie W.
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.
Great place! Love the employees!
Marci G.
Worked great with my three year old! Very friendly and encouraging through your entire appointment.
Ellison P.
Quick, fast, no-nonsense, friendly and competent help
Patricia B.
Freindly and caring staff and dentist. They explain everything they are doing. They make sure you like their work before you leave.
Debbie S.
Any doctor/dentist visit can be stressful but it’s anything but that at The Dental Center. You all have made my visits very pleasant.
George K.
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.
I hadn’t been to the dentist in at least 3 years, and I was very self conscious of my teeth. I was scared going to the dentist because of what they would say, and make me feel bad for letting my […]
Alexis B.
The hygienist was extremely patient
Ellayna P.
It’s actually a pleasure to have dental work done. The most caring practice I have ever been to. They are even great with kids. So glad I chose this office.
Raimie W.
Amazing, friendly, patient, funny, professional, informative staff. They were wonderful to my children.
Bowen S.
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.
This place is great. Marci, Brooke and Dr Keiser are awesome. They took my fears away. I will be returning and referring people to them. Love this Mishawaka office.
Makenzi S.
overall staff was great felt like they care about everyone. No pressure they give you honest advice and let you make the decide what course to take the your dental health.
Greg C.
On time, personable, friendly, thorough, kind, team environment.
Kirsten B.
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.
Everyone was so polite and so good with my kids.
Colton W.
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  • Tuesday 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
  • Wednesday 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
  • Thursday 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
  • Friday 8:00 AM - 2:00 PM
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