Even though straightening teeth with braces is most common during people’s pre-teen or teen years, there are plenty of reasons to get braces as an adult. Not only will you end up with a smile that you’ll be proud to show off, you’ll also set yourself up for better oral health in the future.
Ceramic Braces for Adults
One of the main concerns adults have when it comes to getting braces is the fact that they are very visible. While having visible braces is expected in middle school and high school, many people are worried about the professionalism of their appearance in adulthood. Luckily, traditional silver metal braces aren’t your only option for improving your smile.
You can choose braces with brackets made out of ceramic as well. These braces feature smooth brackets that are clear or the same color as your teeth. The result is a set of braces you can barely notice. And with ceramic braces, you can achieve the same results that you would by getting metal braces.
You can also still get metal braces that offer a more subtle look than silver braces. Champagne braces offer a unique and sleek style while you get your teeth straightened with braces. This color is less noticeable compared to conventional silver braces, making them a good option for adults.
Invisalign Clear Aligner System
The Invisalign Clear Aligner System is hands down the least visible option for orthodontic treatment. These aligners are made of a medical-grade plastic material that is completely clear, meaning you’ll have a clean-looking smile for the entirety of your treatment. When you choose this treatment option, you can stay confident during interviews, business meetings, and networking events with your bright smile. Invisalign is also perfect for brides and grooms on their wedding day.
The clear aligners snap easily in and out of place, meaning you can remove them for meals, snacks, or times when you drink anything other than cold water. So not only will you get to maintain your bright smile during the course of your treatment, you also won’t have to deal with any food restrictions. Just remember to stay on top of cleaning your teeth and your aligners on a regular basis with toothpaste and a soft-bristled toothbrush.
You may find you need to straighten your teeth again if you haven’t worn your retainer as prescribed. It’s possible your teeth could have shifted back towards their original positions, meaning you need orthodontic treatment again. Luckily, you can usually fix this problem with an accelerated version of Invisalign. One version is called Invisalign Lite and you can finish this treatment and have a straight smile in just six months. You can even get a shorter version with Invisalign Express, which gives you a straighter smile in only 10 to 12 weeks. Contact Crescent Orthodontics today to schedule your free consultation and to find the right treatment plan for you!