Braces for Adults
Adults are increasingly seeking orthodontic treatment to improve their smiles. Because adults are usually more compliant in their orthodontic treatment, their results are often far more significant than those of a child or a teen. Orthodontic treatment is intended to improve the appearance of your smile as well as the health of your teeth and gums. If your teeth are crowded or overlapping, you may be unable to reach those areas, putting you at risk of severe tooth decay, gum and bone loss, uneven wear of tooth enamel, and possible TMJ/TMD pain. Recent advancements in traditional braces have resulted in brackets that are smaller, more robust, more efficient, and less visible. The most common braces are those with metal brackets; however, clear and tooth-colored ceramic and plastic brackets are now available.