Adult Orthodontics

Only a few decades ago, braces were worn primarily by children and teens. Today, we know that orthodontic treatment offers numerous benefits for patients of all ages. That is why millions of adults are straightening their teeth for a beautiful smile and optimal oral health. At Roy Orthodontics, we offer adult treatment for those who would like to achieve a healthier smile for years to come. No matter what your personal goals, we are here to help.

Orthodontics: More than Just Appearance!

Oftentimes, when we think of braces, we think of straightening teeth. Orthodontic treatment can certainly create a beautiful smile – but it is so much more than that. When teeth are in alignment, all other oral elements work together harmoniously for optimal health and function. If your teeth are crowded, crooked, or misaligned, bacteria can become trapped in hard-to-reach areas. This can ultimately lead to tooth decay and gum disease. Straight teeth and a balanced bite make brushing a flossing a breeze, helping you maintain healthy teeth and gums for a lifetime of benefits.

Who is a Candidate for Adult Treatment?

Virtually anyone who is concerned about the health or aesthetics of their smile can qualify for orthodontic treatment. You must, however, be free from gum disease and tooth decay. Otherwise, bacteria and infection can compromise your progress. If any restorative work or gum treatments are required, they must be completed before you begin orthodontics.

Our adult patients have enjoyed tremendous success with orthodontic treatment. Braces can address a variety of dental issues, including:

  • Overjet: This occurs when the upper front teeth protrude outward.
  • Overbite: This condition is characterized by a “deep bite”. In severe cases, the lower teeth can actually touch the roof of the mouth. This occurs when the upper jaw is positioned too far forward.
  • Underbite: When the lower jaw is positioned too far forward, the lower teeth sit outside the upper teeth, causing a “bulldog” appearance.
  • Cross bite: In a typical bite, the upper teeth rest slightly outside of the lower teeth. If you have a cross bite, the lower teeth will be positioned outside the upper teeth. This can occur in any area of the mouth.
  • Open bite: This condition occurs when there is a space left between the upper front teeth and the lower front teeth when in a closed position.

If you notice any of the above conditions, Dr. Carl Roy can design a fully personalized treatment plan for you. No matter what your goals, we can help you find a solution to fit your needs and budget.

Types of Braces

At Roy Orthodontics, we offer different types of braces. These include:

  • Metal braces: These traditional braces are the most common type, and use metal bands, brackets, and wires to gradually move the teeth into their desired positions.
  • Ceramic braces: Looking for a more discreet appliance? Ceramic braces adopt the functionality of their metal counterparts. However, ceramic braces offer clear brackets and tooth-colored wire. Therefore, your braces won’t be as noticeable.
  • Invisalign®: If you want an invisible alternative to braces, Invisalign could be an option for you. Rather than using metal brackets and wires, this system uses a series of clear thermoplastic aligner trays to gently straighten your teeth. This solution also gives you more freedom, since the trays are removable.

Contact Our Practice to Learn More

If you are curious about adult treatment at Roy Orthodontics, we can help! Contact us to schedule a consultation at our offices, serving Virginia Beach and Chesapeake.

Dr. Carl Roy Meet Dr Roy
My sincere thanks to Dr. Roy and his team for showing me the way! My baby teeth had to be crowned for years since 2 of my adult teeth never came in. This was just one piece of the puzzle that needed figuring out. I’m proud of my smile and it shows every time I meet someone!Liz

Roy Orthodontics Locations

Virginia Beach Location

4388 Holland Rd
Ste. 200
Virginia Beach, VA 23452
(757) 471-2900  

Chesapeake Location

684 Battlefield Blvd. N
Ste. B
Chesapeake, VA 23320
(757) 549-1115

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Kathy Knopp
Kathy Knopp
00:56 10 May 18
Great orthodontist with great results. I know I can be frustrating to deal with but Dr Roy hung in there. Thank you Dr Roy
Sherrilyn Olds-Cage
Sherrilyn Olds-Cage
11:13 09 May 18
My teenage daughter and I are in treatment. We love the care and the progress we are receiving from Dr. Roy. Everyone there is kind and knowledgeable. They are going far beyond the expected to give us top-knotch service.
gabrielle hopkins
gabrielle hopkins
16:25 08 May 18
Dr. Roy and his team has been nothing short of a blessing to me. I was stationed in Virginia four years ago, I came to Dr. Roy with braces from another Orthodontist, instead of pushing me away like most doctors due to not wanting to finish another's work he was more than welcoming. Due to after care with retainers I wasnt as diligent as I should to wear them often Dr. Roy and staff always made me feel wanted and warm to start the process over. Many days I didn't want to smile, his team always brought cheer. I was actually refereed to him by someone else and I shared the candor and referred someone also. I said to myself " does anyone here have a bad day, everyone is literally always smiling". It saddens me a bit to have my braces off because I wont see their smiling faces monthly. But, if you want fair over the top treatment, Dr. Roy and staff will ensure 5 star treatment. They are truly a blessing, I wish I could give more than 5 stars.
Colman Elis
Colman Elis
13:59 02 May 18
They were always super friendly and they always knew who you were when you walked in. Everytime I was there they were fast and I'm very happy with the outcome of my teeth.
Jorene Delacruz
Jorene Delacruz
15:07 27 Mar 18
Dr. Roy & his staff are more than wonderful. I would recommend this practice 10x if I could. They are amazing at what they do, especially Dr. Roy for understanding my past situation with my teeth. I’m so grateful & happy to have been a patient here for many years. The staff knows what they’re doing and is always so nice. I can’t thank you guys enough for dealing with my crazy teeth!
Tanya Barclift
Tanya Barclift
02:49 28 Feb 18
My son was need of palate expanders and braces and Dr. Roy and his staff have been such a blessing to us! He was only 8 years of age when this was all needed and they treated him with such professionalism and ease! Dr. Roy has such a love and compassion for his patients and families! What could have been a nightmare for my son was actually the exact opposite because of his expertise in this field. Karen, Sandy and the whole office staff is amazing!!! I would highly recommend this practice who is need of their services! Thank you Dr. Roy and staff for helping our son! May God continue to bless your wonderful practice and employees!!
04:50 24 Feb 18
Everyone was so welcoming and polite. They made me very comfortable which made me want to keep coming back. I love how they put their patients first, and they do everything they can to make sure their patients’ teeth are perfect👌🏾.
Jay Wang
Jay Wang
22:04 01 Feb 18
Dr. Roy and his team took great care of my son’s teeth. They are efficient, professional and knowledgeable. Everyone has been friendly and helpful. They fixed my niece’s braces for free during her visit!
Samantha Simmons-Conaway
Samantha Simmons-Conaway
16:09 09 Jan 18
Wonderful staff. Everything was always explained thoroughly and I felt comfortableAs an older adult I had lots of trepidation about doing braces but they made process clear and I always looked forward to my visitsHighly recommend this practice. Special kudos to Tracy who is a wonderful tech and a great person
Heather Ham
Heather Ham
16:41 15 Dec 17
Dr Roy and his staff have provided Orthodontic care for both of my children. The best thing I can say about Dr Roy is he always puts the needs of the child and their long term orthodontic care first. It isn’t just about putting braces on your kids to have straight teeth for pictures it is about treating them at the appropriate age so that the care they receive is appropriate and will last them into adulthood and more importantly won’t have to be repeated when they finish growing. As a parent it was so refreshing to deal with a practice as practical and professional as Roy Orthodontics. I recommend them to anyone seeking orthodontics for their children.
Sheila Field
Sheila Field
17:12 04 Dec 17
I am thrilled with my results from Roy Orthodontics. I am happy to say that my jaw is pain free for the first time in years. My joint popped, cracked and hurt after I had braces as a teenager. Now, I not only look good but I feel good too. Thank you Dr. Roy and your amazing staff for investing your time in being the best. This team of experts will certainly give you a reason to smile!
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