If you suffer from crooked teeth, low confidence because of the appearance of your teeth or a problematic underbite, you’re not alone. Many adults seek orthodontic treatment every year for these oral health issues.
Braces are one of the most common and effective treatments for adults to straighten teeth or correct bite issues. Recent research indicates that one in five adults in the U.S. correct their teeth using this method.
Correcting Adult Teeth With Braces
There are many ways adults can correct their teeth with braces at Upper Eastside Orthodontists. These include:
- Ceramic: Although patients must wear ceramic braces for a longer duration compared to metal braces, they don’t require more care and are just as durable. Ceramic braces are perfect for adults that want to conceal their treatment due to their age, profession or other personal concerns.
- Metal: Metal braces are the most popular form of orthodontic treatment. The brackets are silver, with an archwire that holds them in place. The wires must be adjusted from time to time throughout wear by our specialists. New York orthodontic professional Dr. Tanya Vaysman can use elastic ties to keep clean brackets from becoming too noticeable if this method is chosen.
- Lingual (iBraces): These braces are placed on the inside of the teeth, instead of the outside, making them less noticeable than most other types of treatment. They are also completely customizable for your mouth and personal preferences. This makes them more comfortable to wear for the patient.
Although patients have a range of choices, getting braces shouldn’t have to be a daunting experience. Dr. Vaysman can help answer any questions or concerns you may have during a consultation.
To learn more about the types of braces available for adults in New York City, or other oral treatment options, schedule an appointment with our New York orthodontist Dr. Tanya Vaysman. Visit the Upper Eastside Orthodontists website for more information.