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orthodontics

Adult Treatment

Orthodontic treatment can be successful at any age and adults especially appreciate the benefits of a beautiful smile. More than one of every three patients in treatment is over 21-years old. Over 40% of our patients are adults. As long as the adult periodontium (gum and bone) is healthy, teeth can be moved at any age. We have treated several patients over 80-years old! Adults also may have experienced some breakdown or loss of their teeth and bone that supports the teeth and may require periodontal treatment before, during, and/or after orthodontic treatment.

Currently, many of our adult patients choose Invisalign as the preferred course of treatment. We usually can achieve the same amazing results with Invisalign as with traditional braces. Dr. Podhouser has been an Elite provider for several years, meaning he has treated hundreds of cases.

COVID-19 Protocols for Patients Entering our OfficesMust Fill Out Within 24 Hour Of Your Appointment

In order to keep our patients and staff safe for the duration of COVID-19, these protocols are mandatory for patients entering OA.

  • COVID history form & COVID consent form must be filled out within 24 hours of your appointment or we cannot honor your appointment.
  • Please brush and floss your teeth at home prior to coming to your appointment.
  • Upon arrival at the office wait in your car, text the office cell phone at (207) 352-3111 for both Scarborough and North Conway to indicate your arrival. We will alert you when we are ready for you to enter.
  • We are limiting the number of people in the office so we ask, whenever possible, that the patient only comes in for the appointment. If it is a minor’s consultation or first visit, one parent is welcome to accompany and will also follow the safety protocol.
  • Please come into the office wearing a mask.
  • Upon entering the office, we will have the patient sanitize hands, do a touchless temperature check, and a Colgate/peroxyl rinse. If you feel sick, please call to reschedule.

The entire Orthodontic Associates staff is well-equipped and versed with all the proper PPE protocols and feel confident that we are doing everything necessary to keep our patients/staff and Doctors safe. Thank you for your cooperation.