Home » Orthodontics (Orthodontist) » Braces » Braces for Adults

Braces for Adults in Boston, MA

More adults are completing orthodontic treatment than ever before. Whether for cosmetic reasons or to improve their overall dental health, Susan Baloul, DMD, MS, DScD, a dual-trained specialist in orthodontics and periodontics offers braces for adults living in Boston, Norwood, Brookline and Framingham, MA, as well as the surrounding communities, to improve their appearance by creating a beautiful smile.

What are Braces for Adults?

Adult patients account for almost 20 percent of all orthodontic patients. Many of our adult patients have never had orthodontic treatment while others wore braces when they were young but are concerned about their teeth shifting to appear more crowded.

What Does Braces for Adults Treat?

Some of the most common problems corrected by adult braces include:

  • Crowding or spacing of teeth
  • Teeth that don’t fit together naturally or normally
  • Jaw pain or pressure caused from crowded or crooked teeth
  • Gum issues caused by misaligned or crooked teeth

Types of Braces for Adults

There are several types of braces for to consider. It is important to understand that while patients’ lifestyles are a factor in determining the most effective method of treatment, Dr. Baloul evaluates each patient and recommends what she believes will provide the best results.

Why Do Adults Wear Braces?

There are many reasons for adults to want orthodontic treatment. Whether completing treatment that was stopped as a teen, or starting for the first time, adults wear braces to improve their appearance, maintain good oral health, increase their self-confidence and prevent major problems from developing in their mouth.

How Long Do Adults Wear Braces?

Like any other patient, the length of time that adults wear braces is based on the extent of the issues being corrected, the type of braces worn and how long they must be worn to successfully complete the orthodontic process. Most adults wear them between one and about four years.

How Much Do Braces for Adults Cost?

The cost of braces for adults varies with each patient. It is based on several factors including the type of braces and the amount of time they are worn. When providing the cost to patients, we discuss the details as well as our payment and financing options with OrthoFi. For patients with dental insurance, we ask them to provide us with that information when making an appointment, so we can determine if there is any coverage for orthodontics.

If you live in Boston, Norwood, Brookline or Framingham, MA, or the surrounding communities, and are considering braces, Susan Baloul, DMD, MS, DScD, a dual-trained specialist in orthodontics and periodontics, offers braces for adults to improve their smile. Contact us today and schedule your consultation.


"Dr. Baloul is truly an expert in her field! Her treatment approach takes into account the whole person."
"I met Dr. Baloul recently, and appreciated the fact that she is trained as a periodontist and orthodontist. This is great for me because she…"
"Dr. Baloul is an excellent orthodontist. She takes her time with each patient and makes sure they have the best treatment possible."
"Beautiful, state-of-the-art office. Dr. Baloul was very informative in explaining my treatment options. I cannot believe the changes in my child's smile."
"I Went to Dr Baloul for a second oppinion. Really amazing office... and to my surprise the cost was comparable to two other orthodontists in…"
"Dr. Baloul is one of the best orthodontists that I have ever met. Her office is beautiful and uses the latest technology. I am excited…"
"Dr. Baloul is talented and professional. She provided me with straightforward solutions to my problems and exceptionally guided me through everything."
"Getting orthodontic care at the office of Dr. Baloul continues to be an amazing experience! The staff is wonderful, welcoming, and professional and the office…"
"A friend of mine recommended Dr. Baloul and I’m so happy I took her advice! She was great with my son who was so nervous…"
"Dr. Baloul is amazing. Such attention to detail and such compassion for her patients. I have known her a long time and she has never…"