Teenagers aren’t the only ones who can benefit from braces! Adults can get braces too, and more often than not, the braces experience is much easier and more effective for adults.
Why? Unlike teenagers, adults understand better what they’re getting into when they get braces. Instructions from orthodontists to brush and floss daily, avoid certain foods, gargle, etc. are taken seriously, and this produces faster and more effective teeth and/or bite alignment results.
Types of Braces
There are several different types of braces available for adults. These include:
Standard Metal Braces
With gentle pressure, these braces slowly move your teeth or jaw into place. Brackets will be placed on each affected tooth, and in between, you’ll have metal wires. These will be adjusted and tightened every few weeks by your orthodontist until your desired teeth alignment has been achieved.
If you don’t like the idea of metal braces that are difficult to ignore when you smile, Invisalign or other clear braces might be right for you. Invisalign braces are clear teeth plastic trays formed to your teeth and virtually unnoticeable. Keep in mind that Invisalign braces and other clear braces require just as much care as standard metal braces, and they don’t always work with all jaw and teeth corrections. For example, if you have a large gap between two teeth you’d like to close, standard metal braces may still be your best option for an effective fix to the problem.
Braces can change your life for the better. Many adults missed getting braces in their teen years and mistakenly assume that they lost their chance. This couldn’t be further from the truth.
If you are an adult and are unhappy with the way your teeth are aligned or situated in your mouth, braces can fix the problem, perfectly align your teeth, and boost your confidence for the rest of your life.
Don’t wait to change your life for the better with braces! At Arnstine & McGuire Orthodontics, we can help you choose the best type of braces for your needs. Call or use our online form to book your preliminary appointment today!