Adult Braces: Obstacles and Recommendations

 Azarko Marketing  Wednesday, October 25, 2017

It is not at all uncommon for people to need braces as adults. In fact, dental clinics in Edmonton regularly provide adult braces to help those who are struggling with orthodontic problems. Many people visit Azarko Dental Group for orthodontic treatment that can help them get the smile they've always wanted. If your crooked or misaligned teeth are impacting your self-esteem or your health, then it's time to consider braces.

Unfortunately, the fear of "metal mouth" - of braces looking far too obvious, bulky, and unsightly - keeps many adults from asking an Edmonton dentist about orthodontic treatment. Additionally, some adults simply don't know that braces are even an option for them. The good news is that adults certainly can wear braces and that today's braces are more discreet than ever.

Braces Options for Adults

At the Azarko Dental Group Edmonton dental clinic, we offer an array of orthodontic options for adults to choose from. Many adults still choose traditional metal braces which use brackets and wires to slowly move the teeth and jaw into proper alignment, especially when they have more serious orthodontic problems. Today, metal braces are much smaller and not nearly as noticeable as they were in the past.

Nevertheless, if you're worried about the appearance of metal braces, then you can opt for ceramic braces instead. With ceramic braces, the brackets and wires can be made to match the colour of your teeth. Though they do tend to cost more, you will likely consider the price worthwhile if discreetness is a major concern. Ceramic braces do become stained more easily, but you can prevent this from happening by avoiding staining foods and practising good oral hygiene.

Your Edmonton dentist may also determine that you are a good candidate for an orthodontic treatment known as Invisalign. Invisalign straightens your teeth with a series of clear, plastic aligner trays that you wear on your teeth. Your dentist will provide you with a new aligner every few weeks so that over time your teeth are pulled into the desired positions. Treatment with Invisalign typically lasts around 10 months, though it can take as little as five months or as long as two years. Invisalign trays are nearly invisible when worn, making them your best option if you want your braces to be as discreet as possible. They are also comfortable to wear and can be easily removed while you're eating, brushing, or flossing.

Interested in Adult Braces? Talk to Your Edmonton Dentist Today

The committed team of dentists at Azarko Dental Group will be happy to help you decide on the very best option for straightening your smile. We'll recommend one of the three options discussed above based on your preferences and on your unique orthodontic needs. If you would like some more information on braces options for adults, just make an appointment with the Azarko Dental Group Edmonton dental clinic today.

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