Adult Braces Includes Clear and Lingual Braces

Posted on: April 3, 2017

Adult BracesWe offer a variety of adult braces options in our office. While most people think that children are the only ones who need braces, adults also have a chance of needing braces long after high school. There are even a few benefits to adult braces that children do not have. Adults are more mature and responsible, making it possible to use more sensitive or particular orthodontic solutions. With a fully-formed jaw and teeth in place, there is no risk of other teeth coming in and disrupting the position of the current teeth. All in all, there has never been a better time to get braces as an adult.

We encourage any adult that is interested in improving their smile to schedule a consultation and examination. We can examine the position of the teeth, identify malocclusion and take X-rays to see how the jaw comes together. This information will make it possible for us to create an individual treatment plan and make recommendations accordingly. The goal of our office is to produce real and tangible results in a way that is customized to the needs of each patient. As such, treatment plans are individualized as necessary and our service is top-notch.

Adult braces: the options

There are several options available to adults, including:

#1. Traditional metal braces

Metal braces are an incredibly effective and durable solution. While metal braces are effective in treatment, the brackets are smaller and the wires are thinner than they were in years past. Adults that remember how braces looked in the 1970s, will be pleasantly surprised to find them far more discreet than they once were.

In this treatment, metal brackets are secured to each tooth and a wire threaded between them that is secured in place by rubber bands. During each appointment, the wires are either replaced or tightened and the rubber band replaced. In time, teeth move into the correct position.

#2. Clear ceramic braces

Clear braces work in a similar fashion to metal ones. The primary difference is that the brackets are ceramic and tooth colored as are the wires and rubber bands. The coloring makes it difficult for others to see the orthodontic treatment while it is taking place unless they are up close. This solution takes the same time as metal braces but for anyone concerned with their appearance, it is preferable.

#3. Lingual braces

The most discreet of all three options is lingual braces. We secure lingual braces to the back of the teeth instead of the front. Lingual braces are impossible to see, making them the preferable choice by many adult patients. The difficulty with lingual braces is that they require extensive cleaning since they are behind the teeth. Lingual braces are also more expensive since they are difficult to place and care for in the orthodontist office as well. However, the benefits often outweigh the additional cost.

Visit our clinic for adult braces

Find out which type of adult braces are right for you by scheduling an appointment with our orthodontic offices.


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