Many adults want to correct oddly spaced and crooked teeth but they don’t want to deal with metal braces. Instead, they spend their entire lives covering their mouths when they laugh, smile or talk. Why? Well, braces are just for kids, right?
Wrong! At Dental Town, we provide orthodontic services to patients of all ages, and about 1 in 5 orthodontic cases we treat are adults.
The reason many adults don’t consider braces is because they believe adults shouldn’t wear metal wire braces. While that’s not true, some adults still don’t like the look of metal braces. The good news is that our adult patients understand that you aren’t just limited to traditional metal braces. We have multiple effective, safe and affordable options!
Not keen on the idea of how metal braces look? Advances in technology allow orthodontists to offer clear or tooth-colored braces made of ceramic or polycarbonate. It’s a much less noticeable alternative to the classic “metal mouth!”
Clear braces function just as traditional metal braces do. They also include brackets, arch wires and elastic ties. The ties are generally clear or white. Clear braces are not to be confused with popular clear aligner systems like Invisalign. Those systems fit into the mouth like a mouth guard, slipping over the teeth, and they are removable. Clear braces are cemented into the mouth like metal braces are.
For adults in need of orthodontic correction but still don’t like the idea of metal or clear bracket braces, we’re proud to offer Invisalign! The Invisalign system is a series of clear, custom-fit removable mouth trays that apply a controlled amount of force to your teeth to gradually straighten them. The system provides the same beautiful results as traditional braces, but is virtually invisible.
If you need to straighten your smile but metal braces aren’t your first choice, give Dental Town a call. Just because you are an adult doesn’t mean you can’t get braces! Whether metal, clear or invisible, our braces will get you the straight, beautiful smile you’re looking for.