While often, orthodontic braces are associated with teenagers and young adults, today it is estimated that one third of all current orthodontic patients are adults. Because orthodontic braces are common, they are a versatile and predictable way to align teeth with effective results every time.  

While the treatment will provide the same results for adults as it will for children, the treatment time may take longer as the jaw growth has already halted. Orthodontic braces have been adapted and modified to make them more convenient and comfortable for adults. Now, there is a wide range of removable orthodontic devices available.

If you are an adult with misaligned teeth which you are unhappy with, adult braces can be a a great option to get the smile that you want and deserve.

Benefits that can be achieved with orthodontic braces:

  • Reduction in general tooth decay
  • Decreased likelihood of developing periodontal disease
  • Decreased likelihood of developing periodontal disease
  • Decreased likelihood of tooth injury
  • Reduction in digestive disorders
  • Increase in appearance

Types of orthodontic braces:

Traditional Braces

These are the traditional braces that you may recognize. Comprised of brackets that are secured to each tooth and attached to each other using an archwire connecting the braces. Most often, the brackets are made of metal. The braces will be applied once, and will be tightened as time passes to help with the movement of the teeth.

Invisalign® Invisible Braces

Invisalign aligners are a popular choice as they will give the same results as traditional braces, but also give the patient the option to remove the aligners for eating and cleaning. The aligners are clear, making them discreet.

Lingual Braces

Lingual Braces are appliances that are made of metal and fixed onto the side of the teeth that touches the tongue. These braces are not visible to others when the patient smiles.

If you have any questions about orthodontic treatment, or are wondering if braces are right for you, give us a call today.