Orthodontic treatments today are no longer just for kids. Many adults are choosing to have orthodontic treatments not only to correct dental issues that may have affected their oral health, but also for the cosmetic benefits of straight teeth. Orthodontic treatments for adults include both traditional and clear braces and, for those who want to be more discreet with their treatment, clear aligners. While traditional braces for adults work the same as those for children, the length of the treatment time may be longer.
The teen years are a suitable time to begin orthodontic treatments. The bone in the jaw of a teenager is still moldable by moving teeth because it has not yet set in its shape. Gaps, crooked teeth, overcrowding of teeth and improper alignment of bites can all be corrected during the teenage years. While no teenager looks forward to wearing braces for a year or two, there have been advances in orthodontic technology that gives more choices for orthodontic teeth straightening like metal vs ceramic braces and the choice of the color combination of the tiny rubber bands.
When you here the term braces, it is usually in reference to the traditional braces that require the use of metal wires and brackets. These braces are typically recommended for cases requiring more severe correction as a result of their durability.
Six Month Smiles
The Six Month Smiles Bracing System is a clear bracing system for adults. Most adults do not want the hassle of having to walk around with visible braces for an extended period of time. With the Six Month Smiles system, clear braces are used and the primary focus is on the cosmetic appearance of the teeth that are visible in your smile, and not the position of your bite. Therefore, one can have have their teeth straighten in just around six months!
The Fastbraces® Technology straightens the teeth differently from traditional braces. Unlike the latter which aligns the crown of the teeth first, then addresses the positioning of the root of the tooth, Fastbraces®, from the beginning of treatment, works to correct the position of the root of the tooth. As a result of this, treatment using the Fastbraces® Technology tend to be completed faster than that of traditional braces.
Many adults simple do not like having to deal with wires and brackets, and for them, Invisalign has been the proven choice. Unlike the other bracing systems which uses either metal or clear braces, Invisalign uses a series of custom-made aligners that are not only so clear that they are almost invisible, but they can also be removed for eating, drinking, and normal brushing and flossing of the teeth!
At Advanced Dental Care of Norton, we customize individualized treatment plans based on our patients' needs to get the best results, using the best suited system. Call us today to schedule a consultation.
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