Braces aren’t just for kids or teenagers, especially with the latest advancements in oral health available today. Healthy teeth can be moved at any age, especially if the patient strongly desires a change.
Braces correct orthodontic issues that are often inherited. These issues range across a broad spectrum such as extra spacing between teeth, crowding, or exhibiting symptoms of an overbite and underbite.
According to the American Association of Orthodontists, undergoing orthodontic treatment can make it easier to speak, chew and bite better than before. It can also alleviate pain or discomfort which can be prolonged if left untreated.
Types of Adult Braces
If you were unable to receive treatment as a child or didn’t need braces until recently, there are many options to choose from. These include:
- AcceleDent: A comfortable, lightweight appliance, this device is used for 20 minutes every day to gently move the teeth using micropulses of energy.
- Ceramic braces: Most ceramic braces are clear, chosen by those who desire a change but don’t want it to be as obvious.
- IBraces: These “invisible” braces are placed behind the teeth, customizable to your teeth in order to fix any apparent issues.
- Invisalign: Custom-made aligners are used to straighten the teeth. Every two weeks, the trays must be changed for new ones for optimal care.
- Metal braces: This type of treatment is silver in color and often considered the most popular form of change. An archwire holds the bracket in place, while the wire is periodically adjusted for comfort and eventual change.
If you’re unsure of which form of treatment may be best for your personal needs, visit Dr. Tanya Vaysman to learn more during a consultation.