For many patients, receiving orthodontic treatment during adolescence is ideal. However, many adults receive treatment and for a number of reasons. Sometimes a second round of treatment is necessary since wisdom tooth eruption can affect the placement of teeth and some adults, who have not had braces in the past, decide to straighten their smiles during adulthood. If you are an adult, there is no shame in investing in your oral health and it is never too late to improve the positioning of your teeth. Our orthodontist offers some discreet treatment options including clear braces like Invisalign and tooth-colored ceramic braces.
What are the benefits of orthodontia?
Having a straighter smile is advantageous to one’s life for many reasons. First and foremost, straighter teeth are more attractive. By correcting issues like overlapped and crooked teeth, patients enjoy a significant boost in self-esteem and confidence.
While having straighter teeth has many aesthetic benefits, there are oral health benefits as well. When teeth are straight and adequately spaced, oral hygiene such as brushing and flossing is far more effective. Patients with healthy tooth alignment tend to have much lower risks for gum disease and tooth decay.
Are clear braces effective?
Clear braces are very effective and can improve many orthodontic issues. Our practice offers Invisalign, a very comfortable and discreet teeth-straightening option. Invisalign can improve the positioning of gapped, crooked, overlapped, and crowded teeth. Clear braces are ideal for adults because they are practically unnoticeable to others.
What are other popular treatment options for adults?
Ceramic braces are another inconspicuous option for adults. This option utilizes traditional orthodontic appliances made from materials that mimic tooth structure. For instance, instead of metal or brightly colored brackets, patients will receive ceramic brackets, which closely match the color of teeth. Clear or tooth-colored bands and wires may be used as well to make treatment more discreet.
Wearing braces as an adult does not have to be conspicuous and uncomfortable. Using the latest methods and materials, our orthodontist can make treatment a positive experience for patients of any age.
To learn more, contact our skilled team at Bunn Orthodontic Group to reserve a consultation.