Enhancing the appearance and health of your smile is easy when you visit our office for adult orthodontics. While most people associate an orthodontics provider with treating children, adults can also benefit greatly from orthodontic treatment. Yes, we do straighten the teeth of children and an orthodontics provider is very good at doing so. This is why so many high school students are seen wearing braces and straightening their teeth. However, just because pre-teens, teens, and older children are excellent candidates for orthodontics does not mean that you are not as an adult.
Adult orthodontic options
To the contrary, adults often have more options available when it comes to orthodontic treatments because of their age and responsibility levels. For example, if a bride is looking to improve her smile for the special day, then we can help. The wedding pictures will capture one of the most important memories in the bride’s entire life. Having confidence the day of, and being happy when looking back on photos, is important. If the bride dislikes her smile, then there is a chance it can negatively impact her enjoyment or confidence. We can help draw out one’s inner beauty for a better and healthier experience.
Adults have numerous options available when it comes to adult orthodontic treatment and solutions. While children typically have to wear metal braces due to their age and maturity levels, adults have far more options to choose from. Two of the options are clear ceramic braces and clear aligners.
Clear ceramic braces
Clear ceramic braces function the same as traditional metal braces with tooth-colored brackets and wires, instead of metal ones. The clear ceramic braces blend in with one’s natural teeth and become much less visible when the individual smiles. This type of orthodontic treatment is beneficial when the bride wants to smile for engagement photos, at parties, or while getting ready for the big day without metal braces showing up in the photo.
As a tip, the bride needs to be careful to brush frequently and avoid anything that can stain the brackets and keep them white.
Many adults are choosing to wear clear, removable aligners instead of fixed braces. Like a plastic retainer, the aligners surround the teeth and need to be worn for around 22 hours per day. The individual removes them to eat and brush teeth, which means that they can also come out for pictures, special events and the bride’s wedding day.
Call our office for adult orthodontics
If you are ready to take the steps necessary to improve your smile, call our office and schedule a consultation. We can examine you, take X-rays, discuss your goals, and make a recommendation in regards to the treatment option that we feel will be right for you. Ultimately, it will be your decision to determine whether you want to wear braces, aligners or another option.
However, we can tell you that regardless of the option you choose, your smile will improve as the orthodontic treatment nears completion. If you are getting married, there may still be time to improve your smile before the big day so call us as soon as possible to get started.
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