Adult braces give millions of people the opportunity to correct their bites and straighten misaligned teeth. At Randwick Smiles our adult braces before and after pictures bear testimony to quality of results that are possible when you follow our treatment plan. Let’s take a closer look at adult orthodontics and how they can improve your quality of life.
How Can Adults Benefit From Wearing Orthodontics?
Once considered a treatment for teenagers, many adults today are recognising the benefits of braces in order to straighten teeth, fill gaps in the mouth and correct problems with their bites. Thanks to the options that are available, many adults are finding the process easier than ever before.
Not only do braces provide you with a straighter smile that you can feel confident about, when you have straight teeth you are less likely to experience tooth decay. This is because straight teeth are easier to keep clean while crooked teeth make it more difficult.
Crooked teeth and a misaligned bite can cause strain on your jaw and headaches. It can also lead to teeth grinding and further complications.
What Are Your Options For Adult Braces?
Traditional metal braces
Probably the best-known orthodontic appliance out there, metal braces still produce great results in a short period of time. Typically they are worn for 18 to 24 months but the before and after pictures do show that the results are worth the investment. In terms of budgeting, traditional braces are usually the most cost-effective.
Modern design means that today’s traditional braces are more compact and easier to keep clean than they were a few decades ago.
Ceramic braces are very effective at straightening teeth and correcting your bite. They are becoming increasingly popular for adults because they have see-through wiring and brackets, which makes them a lot less noticeable. Their design is very close to that of traditional braces, and the results are very similar at the end of the treatment process.
Remember To Keep Your Adult Braces Clean
Your dentist will give you stringent care instructions for your new orthodontics. Remember that brushing and flossing will be different now that you have braces, and it is important that you brush at least three times a day to keep your mouth clean and free from decay.
The best results are achieved when you follow your dentist’s hygiene advice, manage all your appointments and wear your post-treatment retainers if required.
Which Adult Braces Are Best For You?
Your dentist will lay out the pros and cons of each treatment option and present you with the cost for each. You would consider factors like the cost of treatment, the impact of the orthodontics on your life, how easy they are to keep clean.
Ask to see images of what other patients looked like before and after their treatment plans before making your final choice.
If you’re interested in adult braces and would like to speak to a consultant please give our practice a call today (02) 8188 4625.