According to the American Association for Orthodontists, nearly a quarter of all those who get braces are adults. The number of adults seeking to improve the function and appearance of their teeth continues to rise, making orthodontics for adults more popular than ever. Fortunately, there are also more options than ever to achieve the straighter, more radiant-looking smile you desire.
At Edgewood Dental Care, we offer several orthodontic treatments for adults who want to fix or enhance their smiles. Learn more about the solutions available to get an idea of which one may work for you, then give us a call at our Edgewood, KY dental office to set up a consultation.
Traditional metal braces have been around for years and are a popular choice for patients of all ages. This type of orthodontic treatment uses metal brackets that are adhered to your teeth as well as a wire that connects them, to gently and gradually reposition your teeth.
If you have metal braces, you will need to come to our office every 4-6 weeks so that we can tighten or replace your wire. This ensures your treatment progresses as it should and correctly moves your teeth into place. On average, traditional metal braces are worn for 18 months to 3 years.
If you want the same kind of treatment and results offered by metal braces, without having a mouth full of metal, ceramic braces are another option. Ceramic braces usually cost more than metal braces, but the brackets are the color of your teeth so they aren’t as noticeable.
If you would rather skip the brackets and wires altogether, you can see if you would be a candidate for clear aligners. Clear aligners are see-through plastic trays that are custom-made to fit over your teeth.
Unlike metal braces, clear aligners are removable and should be removed when you eat, brush, and floss. Clear aligners work best for patients with mild to moderate orthodontal issues and require quite a bit of self-discipline. To gradually reposition your teeth, you replace your aligners every two weeks and see your dentist regularly for a checkup.
Most people will not need these. They work similarly to metal and ceramic braces. However, this including full bands that go around the tooth. Typically, would be used in cases of severe misalignments. On the other hand, this lets you know that we can probably help you create a straight smile no matter how misaligned you believe your teeth may be.
Which Orthodontic Treatment is Right for You?
To find out which orthodontic treatment will work best for you, call Edgewood Dental Care to set up a consultation. We can take a look at your teeth, discuss your goals, and come up with a treatment plan that will guide you toward the smile of your dreams. But because it can take months or even years to complete your orthodontic treatment, you’ll want to get started right away. Call us now at 859-474-7830 or contact us online. We look forward to hearing from you.