Modern orthodontics has improved a lot in the recent times to facilitate teeth alignment for any age. There is no age bar to build your dream smile. Adult orthodontic braces are for the people who missed wearing braces in their childhood. Unlike children’s braces, these can drastically improve your facial appearance and self-reliance. You’ve to wear these braces for a minimum of 20 to 22 hours a day to achieve the desired results. Ideally, you can remove them only while brushing, flossing, eating and drinking.
A straighter smile does wonders to both your aesthetic appeal and personality. It also boosts your overall oral health. While on the other hand, crooked teeth are susceptible to tooth decay, gum diseases, bone loss, jaw joint pain, wearing of the enamel, headache and such other problems.
Discreet Orthodontic Braces:
Choosing adult braces is never easy because one has to consider the embarrassment it creates in public. To overcome this roadblock, orthodontic experts are relying more on transparent or discreet braces that remain completely invisible in your mouth. Thus, no one will ever know that you’re undergoing a teeth straightening treatment.
At Camden High Street Dental Practice, we offer various types of discreet braces to facilitate teeth straightening in adults. These include:
Invisalign: Invisalign braces slowly but surely shift your teeth to their desired position using clear or transparent aligners. Read more
Six-month smile: These are also clear braces to straighten your front teeth in just about six months. Read more
Short-term orthodontic braces: This is yet another type of popular orthodontic braces that transform your smile in just six months. Read more
Clear braces: These are just similar to the conventional metal braces but they come with coloured or transparent aligners to blend with your teeth colour. Read more
Are there any benefits in wearing adult braces?
Adult braces offer multiple benefits. They straighten your crooked teeth. Straightened teeth are easier to brush and clean, which in turn boosts your oral hygiene. An improved oral hygiene enables you to ward off any potential threats to both your mouth and the overall body.
Am I a suitable candidate for the adult orthodontic braces?
Orthodontic braces for adults don’t have an age bar. You can start wearing them at any age and they will still be as effective. As far as the UK is concerned, nearly 70% of adults wear these braces. On the other hand, about two-thirds of the adult braces users are aged between 26 and 40. Only a tiny section of this adult population wears braces because of a health concern, while the rest use it to boost their aesthetic appeal.
However, you need to have an overall healthy mouth and maintain sound oral hygiene to avail the benefits from adult orthodontic braces. Tooth decay, gum diseases and extensive restorative work in your teeth negate your eligibility for the orthodontic treatment.