Do adults need braces?
Believe it or not, many adults who make appointments with us wonder if they’re too old to correct their smiles with orthodontic techniques. Of course, they can and should get braces, especially if they are having trouble with the current positioning of their teeth.
Over time, problems like tooth crowding, tooth gaps, and bite issues can make it difficult for adults to keep their teeth clean. They may also be more prone to developing areas of decay or being diagnosed with gum disease. Investing in adult braces restores the teeth to more natural positions and makes them easier to floss and brush.
Some adults also turn to orthodontics for cosmetic reasons. Often, they want to feel more confident about the way they look in person or in photos. Adult braces can give them a much-needed self-esteem boost.
Metal braces are the standard type of braces that work with brackets and wires. The brackets are bonded to the teeth and the wire provides the necessary force to slowly and comfortably shift the teeth.
Clear ceramic braces
Clear braces work much like metal braces, except the brackets are made of clear, ceramic material that blends in with your natural teeth.
Clear aligners tend to be desirable for professionals who want to straighten their teeth more discreetly. Clear aligners also allow patients to avoid dietary restrictions and maintain their normal oral hygiene routines.
Trust Hanigan & Johnson Orthodontics for adult braces
Adults deserve to work with orthodontists who recognize that their dental histories and smile goals will differ from those of children or teenagers. At Hanigan & Johnson Orthodontics, our doctors and team members specialize in patient-centered care. We personalize all treatment journeys and take time to listen to your objectives so we can help you achieve the smile of your dreams.