Braces for Adults
If you think that braces are only for preteens and teenagers, you are wrong. Many adults are correcting their teeth with braces. Often the braces are taking care of problems that should have been corrected years before, but it did not happen for one reason or another. The good news is that there are plenty of options for adults who might need braces. Here at Robinson Orthodontics, we would love to have you come in so we can discuss your options.
The Options That Adults Have When It Comes to Braces
Adults have choices as far as braces are concerned. There are many factors to consider. We will make our recommendation based on what your teeth need. Here are the main options that adults have for braces.
The first option is traditional metal braces. These have been straightening teeth for decades, and they can help with some severe problems that might not be corrected with other types of braces. The main drawback of traditional metal braces when it comes to adults is that often people will associate metal braces with adolescence. That is not a look that many adults want.
A close alternative to traditional metal braces is ceramic braces. These are similar in design to metal braces, but they are made out of clear or white ceramic. They will blend in nicely with your teeth, so it will not be obvious that you have them. The problem with ceramic braces is that they are not as strong as metal braces, so there is a chance that they might break.
A new type of metal braces is known as Damon braces. These use a single wire strip, and they are attached to the teeth with brackets. The bracket is placed fairly high on the teeth, so it is not obvious. The brackets can be made out of a clear material to make them less obvious. Damon braces are fairly new, and they have a high rate of satisfaction.
Lingual braces are based on the same idea as traditional metal braces, but there is one major difference. Lingual braces are placed on the back of the teeth so that they will not be seen. There is one main problem with lingual braces that you will want to consider before you decide upon them. Because of the way that lingual braces are placed on the teeth, there is a good chance that your tongue will hit them when you speak. This can affect the way that you talk.
Invisalign® is a popular alternative for adults. Instead of braces, you will wear clear aligners. Invisalign will not correct all issues, but they are a great choice for those who do not want the braces to be obvious.
If you are ready to fix a problem that you wish you had corrected years ago, we are ready to help. Here at Robinson Orthodontics we would love to go over your options and help you to make the best choice. Call (541) 441-8288 for the appointment. There is no reason to wait.