Getting Braces as an Adult: What You Need to Know
For many people, the words “adult” and “braces” don’t really go together. After all, braces are just for kids, right?
At Dental Town, we provide orthodontic services to patients of all ages, and about 1 in 5 orthodontic cases we treat are adults.
The reason many adults don’t consider braces is because of the perceived social stigma attached to adults who wear metal wire braces.
Whether this perception is real or imagined can be debated. But the fact of the matter is that our adult patients understand that you aren’t just limited to traditional metal braces. There are other options.
Clear bracket braces
Unlike metal braces which are bulky and easily seen with the naked eye from a distance, braces with clear brackets, while still visible, are not as obvious to others as traditional metal braces.
If you are a candidate for traditional metal braces, but are looking for something that can provide you with a little more concealment, this could be a great option for you.
Invisalign®: The preferred orthodontic treatment option for many adults
For adults who need orthodontic correction, but aren’t willing to wear metal or clear bracket braces, invisible clear aligners from Invisalign may be just what you are looking for.
In addition to being a great clear braces solution for adults, Invisalign also has several other benefits.
- Invisalign aligners are more comfortable than traditional braces, with less gum irritation.
- Aligners can be removed to eat or drink (just brush your teeth before putting them back in).
- Aligners can be removed for special occasions (wedding, job interview, class reunion, etc.).
- Invisalign can straighten your teeth in just a few months (for mild cases).
- New aligners are given every 2 weeks to ensure progress in the right direction.
As you can see, all of these facts are important to busy adults who want to project a professional image at all times.
Want to see if Invisalign clear braces are right for you?
If you need orthodontic treatment as an adult, but metal braces aren’t really your first choice, then we encourage you to contact Dental Town (locations in Johns Creek, Alpharetta and Cumming, GA) to schedule your complimentary Invisalign consultation.
Just because you are an adult doesn’t mean you can’t get braces. If you are a candidate for successful Invisalign treatment, you may be able to get nearly invisible braces, providing you with the comfort, flexibility, freedom, and results you need.