When it comes to braces for adults, you have plenty of options. Gone are the days when you could only turn to traditional braces. Many advances have taken place in the world of orthodontics, opening the door to many types of braces that could work for you. As you get ready to undergo orthodontic treatment for an amazing smile, consider all of your alternatives.
Invisalign® for Practically Invisible Correction
Invisalign® is one of the most popular types of braces used today for teens and adults. It involves the use of clear aligners that are made from durable, medical-grade plastic. They are customized to fit your mouth through the use of medical imagery. The aligners slide over your teeth and are worn for at least 22 hours every day to be the most effective. They will gradually shift your teeth into the proper position. You will receive new aligners every two weeks.
Invisalign® aligners are very discreet. As another plus, they can be removed when you need to clean your teeth, have a special occasion or are involved in a sporting event. Invisalign® is appropriate for minor issues with your teeth.
Lingual Braces for Adults: Out of Sight
Lingual braces are worn on the back of your teeth. They use traditional brackets and wires, but they cannot be seen. If you are self-conscious about your teeth or you work in a professional field, you may prefer to choose braces that are hidden away. They’ll get the job done to give you a properly aligned smile.
Try Ceramic Braces that Match Your Teeth
As another option, you can consider ceramic braces for adults. Ceramic braces include brackets that are the same as metal brackets, except they are clear or match the color of your teeth. You can have wires that are clear or white as well to correct your teeth without making it obvious.
Traditional Braces Will Get the Job Done
Traditional metal braces are still one of the most common forms of orthodontic treatment. However, improvements have been made with this type of braces as well. Heat-activated wires can shift your teeth more quickly. You can also opt for self-ligating brackets that do not need rubber bands to bring your teeth into the proper alignment. You can even wear a device that slides over your braces and delivers electronic pulses to shift your teeth into position in half the time.
Talk to Our Orthodontist About Braces for Adults
If you are ready to think about braces, make an appointment with our orthodontist at Ragan Orthodontics. Your teeth will be evaluated and medical imagery will be used to pinpoint your orthodontic issues. The next step will be to plan out your course of orthodontic treatment. Discuss your preferences and if you want braces that are hidden from sight or more obvious braces.
Comfort and what will work most effectively should be your top priority as you take the next step toward getting the smile that you have always wanted. Contact us today to schedule your appointment at one of our three Dallas-area locations.