When you think about braces, you may think they are just for kids. However, many adults choose orthodontic correction to give themselves a beautiful smile. If you are an adult and you have issues with the alignment of your teeth, your bite or spacing, braces could be the answer for you. Gone are the days when your only choice was a mouth full of metal brackets and wires. Consider all of the different types of braces for adults as you prepare for the journey to straight teeth and an unforgettable smile.
Traditional Braces are Still Popular
While there are many options available for orthodontic correction, metal wires and brackets are still considered to be a popular course of treatment. There have been innovations that have made this method of orthodontic correction even more effective. Self-ligating brackets shift your teeth gently without the need for rubber bands.
Lingual Braces are Tucked Out of Sight
Lingual braces use metal brackets and wires, but they are mounted behind your teeth. No one will know that you are having orthodontic treatment while your braces go to work behind the scenes. Over time, your teeth will shift into place while your braces remain practically invisible.
Ceramic Braces for Adults
You can choose ceramic braces when you want to be discreet. The brackets are made out of a ceramic material that is the same color as your teeth or clear. Your wires can match your teeth as well to make your orthodontic treatment less obvious.
Invisalign® Aligners Provide You with Flexibility
Invisalign® aligners are one of the most popular methods of orthodontic treatment that is available today. You will wear clear aligners that are made from a clear, durable plastic. They are customized to fit your mouth through the use of precise medical imagery. They slide over your teeth and you wear them for at least 22 hours every day. You can remove them when you are performing your oral hygiene routine or when you have a special event. People of all ages love Invisalign® because you barely know your aligners are there and they are flexible.
Learn More About Your Choices for Adult Braces
If you are ready to get your teeth straightened for an incredible smile, set up a time to talk to the team at Petty & Bielik Orthodontics. During an appointment at our office in Oak Lawn, your teeth will be evaluated and a treatment plan will be formed for you. Discuss all of your options to be sure you are getting the type of treatment that you prefer. Bear in mind that our orthodontists will advise you on which options will effectively treat your teeth. Contact us today to schedule an appointment to learn more about your options regarding braces for adults.