Discreet Orthodontic Treatments for Adults

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Orthodontic treatment is no longer only for children and teens. Today, more and more adults are also choosing to have orthodontic treatment. Maybe you did not wear your retainer or maybe you never had braces. The good news is that with new advancements, there are now more options than ever open to you. Keep reading to find out more about what your options are and how you can choose the right one.

Invisible aligners

There are many brands of invisible aligners out there. This involves using a set of removable and discreet aligners. Each one is made for the patient’s teeth. The sets will be replaced every two weeks. Each one will move the teeth that much closer to the final positions. The average treatment time will be around 14 months to a year and a half.

Unlike traditional braces, clear aligners do not have metal brackets or wires. Instead, the aligners will move the teeth according to the patient’s treatment plan. The aligners can fix both simple and complicated issues. This is a good option for adult patients who do not want to show off a metal smile. These are comfortable to wear and can be easily removed for eating.

Lingual braces

Traditional braces might be better for some patients who have more severe issues. That can include a combination of issues, like poor bites and rotated teeth. Patients who get lingual braces will have a more discreet option. The braces go on the back side of the teeth, also known as the tongue side.

This orthodontic treatment works in the same way that typical braces do. They apply continuous, yet gentle pressure to the teeth. That helps to progressively move them to the right spots. Although some patients find them uncomfortable at first, orthodontic wax can always be used. These can be a good cosmetic alternative for patients.

Ceramic braces

In some cases, lingual braces might not be an option. For instance, if the teeth are extremely misaligned or there is an overbite, the lingual braces may not stay in. In this case, the patient can choose ceramic, or clear, braces. These consist of either clear or tooth-colored brackets. The wire is typically a metal one.

That means that these braces are not invisible, but they do tend to be more discreet. The brackets and ligatures can become discolored. Patients will need to be careful about what foods they are eating. It is not recommended to eat highly pigmented foods with ceramic braces on. However, for many adults, the restrictions are still worth it to get a discreet option.

Choose orthodontic treatment today

If you are an adult who wants to have a better-looking smile, you should make an orthodontic appointment. You should talk about your orthodontic needs with your general dentist. You can then work together to come up with a good treatment plan that will meet your needs. That way, you can end up with the smile that you have dreamed of all your life.

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