A beautiful straight smile looks more attractive, and it can be healthier too. Teeth that are evenly aligned are frequently easier to clean, potentially reducing the risk of common dental issues like tooth decay and gum disease. Many adults may not have had the chance for orthodontics as children or have seen their teeth drift out of position with age.
When this is the case, adult orthodontics could be the solution. An increasing number of adults are opting for orthodontic treatment because the very latest braces are nearly invisible. These braces are perfect for people with careers requiring frequent meetings with customers or clients, or for anyone looking for a more discreet treatment.
Discreet, Adult-Oriented Braces
Today’s modern braces utilise the very latest technologies and are extremely unobtrusive. Solutions include fixed and removable braces for adults.
Fixed Adult Braces
You needn’t worry about wearing highly visible metal brackets and wires. Thompson Road Dental Services can supply the very latest clear ceramic braces. These ceramic brackets will blend in beautifully with your natural teeth and will work 24/7 to correct their positions. Fixed braces can sometimes be a preferable choice and may provide more predictable results, and treatment might be slightly quicker too. We might suggest fixed braces if you have slightly more complex bite or alignment problems and which require precise tooth movements. Some types of fixed braces are specifically designed to only correct teeth visible when smiling. These cosmetically oriented braces can often provide excellent results relatively quickly.
Caring for Fixed Braces
Fixed braces do require a little additional care, as you must clean around the brackets thoroughly, but there are plenty of specialised tools to help you look after your teeth easily. Our dental team will show you exactly how to care for your braces as it is very straightforward. You will need to see us regularly during treatment so we can adjust your braces if needed. Also, it is necessary to avoid very sticky, hard or crunchy foods that could damage your braces, but the outcome should be a beautiful, straight and healthy smile.
When the tooth movements required are relatively straightforward, removable aligners are another solution.
Made from thin, transparent, BPA-free plastic, removable aligners are custom-designed to fit tightly over your teeth, gently yet firmly repositioning them. Every two weeks, you replace your aligners with a new set that continue moving your teeth. Treatment is popular because the aligners are nearly invisible once in the mouth, and they are removable whenever you wish to eat or when you brush or floss your teeth.
This system is straightforward to use as the aligners are removable for cleaning and you do not need to make any changes to your diet or oral care. However, excellent compliance is essential as the aligners must be worn for at least 22 hours each day to achieve the predicted results. You will need regular visits to our dental clinic during your treatment, but these appointments should be relatively quick as we just need to check treatment is progressing according to your treatment plan.
Who Can Have Adult Orthodontics?
Age isn’t a barrier for adult orthodontics, and many older people are choosing to celebrate retirement with a straighter smile. Treatment is usually suitable for anyone with strong and healthy teeth and which don’t have any signs of dental disease like tooth decay or gum disease.
To discover how adult orthodontics could help you and to learn more about all available solutions, please contact Thompson Road Dental Services.
Talk to us to learn more about fixed orthodontic treatment options
Fixed orthodontics is just an example of the types of treatments Thompson Road Dental Services Provides. Contact us today.