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Adult Braces

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Adult Braces

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Types of Braces for Adults

Thanks to advances in dental materials and techniques, more and more adults are enjoying the benefits of orthodontic care.  Odhner Orthodontics will help you explore the types of orthodontic braces for adults including metal, ceramic, and lingual.

Some patients choose orthodontic correction because they are tired of hiding their smile when they laugh or when taking pictures. Others seek treatment because their dentist told them they are starting to see gum problems or abnormal tooth wear from improper tooth alignment.

Adult teeth straightening, with a correct bite, will not only look better but will improve the function of your mouth as well as your overall health. Even though adults are no longer growing, you can still benefit from orthodontic braces treatment. Your age is not a factor as healthy teeth can be moved at any age. For a list of reasons to seek orthodontic braces treatment with visual examples, see Who Needs Orthodontics.

Adult Metal Braces

Traditional adult metal braces offer superior durability and are often considered the standard for orthodontic braces treatment. Today, modern metal braces are smaller and more comfortable than ever. Many adult patients choose metal braces as it’s often more affordable than clear braces or Invisalign.  However, with various insurance plans we accept and convenient payment plans, Odhner Orthodontics patients can explore their options.

Ceramic / Clear Braces

Clear braces are a popular choice for teens and adults who want to make a less noticeable statement while wearing braces. Clear braces today offer unmatched aesthetics and are proven to be as efficient as traditional metal braces. Due to the higher cost to manufacture these ceramic brackets, there is a slightly higher cost for clear braces but it is worth it for those that want to be more discrete about their orthodontic treatment.

Lingual Braces

Lingual braces are braces that are placed on the inside of your teeth. They are ideal at hiding the brackets and wires so they are not noticeable during treatment. It is important to be aware that there is a significant adjustment period while getting used to these braces. Some speech disruption and oral discomfort should generally be expected. Given time, the tongue will adapt and you are left with the benefit of being discrete while your teeth are aligned. Due to the higher cost to manufacture these lingual braces, and longer appointments to make adjustments, there is a moderate increased cost for lingual braces.