When thinking about braces, teens are often the first thing that comes to mind. But alignment issues are extremely common with adults as well, and orthodontic procedures are a great way to improve the look of your smile as an adult. These types of treatments are becoming more and more popular because of newer technology like clear braces.
Get the Smile You've Always Wanted
Teeth alignment is commonly used as a treatment for aesthetic purposes, but it's actually valuable to your health to have straighter teeth as well. While getting your professional cleanings is extremely important, your at-home care is vital to oral health as well. When you have misaligned teeth, it's much harder to thoroughly clean your teeth at home, making it easier to experience tooth decay and other issues.
Many adults have seen misalignment occur later in life, or simply were not able to receive orthodontic treatment earlier in life. These procedures are very effective for adults and kids alike, and your dentist can help you find the right plan for your needs. Here are some options to consider:
- Traditional braces: Traditional braces are an option that most of us are familiar with. The process includes placing brackets on your teeth, and using wires to connect and move the teeth. This choice is often more affordable, and it might be necessary for patients with more severe mis-alignment. Your dentist will be able to fully evaluate your teeth to find out if this option is needed, or if you can expand into other treatment choices. Traditional braces are still very effective, and there's plenty of options for making them less-visible than you might think!
- Invisalign: Invisalign is becoming a very popular choice, especially for adults. Invisalign is a system of clear trays which are custom fit to your teeth, and that need to be worn most of the day. You are able to remove the trays for eating and cleaning, which means you won't have eating restrictions like you do with traditional braces. As the name implies, Invisalign is nearly invisible when in place, which makes it an easy option for adults.
If you have any questions about your options for adult braces, or if you'd like to schedule an appointment to discuss your choices, give us a call today! We can't wait to help you get the smile you've always wanted!