Braces for Adults

Braces for Adults

Orthodontic braces were historically associated with teenagers. Today, an increasing number of adults are choosing to wear braces to straighten their teeth and correct malocclusions (bad bites). In fact, it is now estimated that almost one third of all current orthodontic patients are adults.

Orthodontic braces are predictable, versatile, and incredibly successful at realigning the teeth. Braces work in the same way regardless of the age of the patient, but the treatment time is greatly reduced in patients who are still experiencing jaw growth and have not been affected by gum disease. In short, an adult can experience the same beautiful end results as a teenager, but treatment often takes longer.

Can adults benefit from orthodontic braces?

Absolutely! Crooked or misaligned teeth look unsightly, which can cause a low self-esteem and a lack of self confidence. Aside from poor aesthetics, improperly aligned teeth can also cause difficulties biting, chewing, and articulating clearly. Generally speaking, straight teeth tend to be healthier teeth.

Many adults think that braces are just for children, but at Brammer Dental we provide this service to adolescents and adults. Here are some advantages of adult braces:

  • Straighter teeth in as little as 6 months
  • Comprehensive (full) orthodontia is possible
  • Greater ability to move and straighten teeth than clear aligners (Invisalign)
  • Aesthetic brackets and wires - brackets and wires are tooth colored and blend with the teeth to minimize the appearance of the brackets and wires.
  • Very comfortable. Most patients report that these brackets are very comfortable with very little discomfort.

The most common types of malocclusion are underbite, overbite, and crowding.

Prior to recommending specific orthodontic treatment, the orthodontist will recommend treatment of any pre-existing dental conditions such as gum disease, excess plaque, and tooth decay. Orthodontic braces can greatly exacerbate any or all of these conditions.

What are the main types of orthodontic braces?

The following are some of the most popular orthodontic braces:

Traditional braces

These braces are strong and tend not to stain the teeth. They are comprised of individual brackets which are cemented to each tooth and accompanied by an archwire which constantly asserts gentle pressure on the teeth. Traditional braces are generally metal but are also available in a clear synthetic material and “tooth colored” ceramic.

Clear Correct®

Clear Correct® aligners are clear trays and should be worn for the recommended amount of time each day for the quickest results. Clear Correct® aligners are clear trays, and should be worn for the recommended amount of time each day for the quickest results. Clear Correct® aligners are more comfortable and less obtrusive than traditional braces but also tend to be more costly. Not all patients are candidates for Clear Correct®.

If you have any questions about orthodontic braces, please contact our office.

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