Family Orthodontist in Appleton, WI


Braces for Adults



Did you know that according to the American Association of Orthodontics, one in four braces patients are adults? You’ve probably thought about braces as an option for your kids, but it’s actually a common option for adults, too. Dr. Tomassetti and Dr. Eichholz can give you your dream smile with braces, but these aren’t the same braces you might recall from your childhood. Braces are smaller, sleeker and more comfortable than the clunky, bulky braces you remember with advanced digitally-customized wires fit just for you for a more precise treatment. At Apple Creek Orthodontics, we utilize several advanced braces options, so you can find the perfect fit for your smile. From our classic braces to our innovative options, our braces can treat several orthodontic issues, such as:

Braces we Offer

Lingual Braces

Lingual braces are hidden behind the teeth and are therefore “invisible” when you smile. Lingual braces are 100% customized to match the shape of your teeth; the metal appliances are created uniquely for you. Lingual braces are a very reasonable option for athletes, models, actors/actresses, musicians who play wind instruments, and adult professionals.

Invisalign Clear Aligners

Invisalign Clear Aligners are made from clear, medical grade plastic and are formed to fit your teeth perfectly. Because these removable aligners are sleek and thin, they are one of the most comfortable and discreet treatment options. Invisalign trays work by applying constant, gentle pressure to your teeth to gradually move them into perfect position. These removable trays won’t place any restriction on what you eat, won’t alter your oral hygiene routine, and won’t interrupt your social events. Orthodontic treatment that is virtually invisible, comfortable, and convenient, what could be better?

Clear (Ceramic) Braces

Ceramic braces are made of clear materials and are therefore less visible on your teeth than metal braces. For this reason, ceramic braces are used mainly on older teenagers and adult patients who have cosmetic concerns. While they are visually less prominent, they do require more attention to oral hygiene as ceramic braces are larger and are more brittle than their metal counterparts. For these reasons, ceramic braces tend to be used more on upper front teeth than on lower teeth.

SureSmile Clear Aligners

Avoid pokey brackets and wires and enjoy the smooth, seamless feeling of SureSmile clear aligners. SureSmile aligners are made from Essex Ace Plastic, are comfortable, and clear, so you can enjoy orthodontic treatment in style! They are tightly fitted to your teeth for more precise teeth alignment, giving you that rockstar smile in no time. SureSmile aligners are a great option for all of our patients, no matter their age or phase of life. SureSmile Clear Aligners produce high quality results with less overall discomfort, so you’ll love the end result and enjoy the treatment process, too!



Whether you had braces when you were younger and your teeth have since shifted, or you’ve never had orthodontic treatment before, straightening your teeth can significantly improve your overall health. Not many people realize that misaligned teeth are harder to care for, increasing the chances of tooth decay, gum disease, and difficulty chewing. Straight, properly aligned teeth are easier to keep clean and healthy. When you decide to get braces with Apple Creek Orthodontics, not only are you getting a beautiful smile, but you’re also improving your overall systematic health.