Braces are orthodontic appliances that have been used for decades. They are comprised of metal brackets that are bonded to the front surfaces to the teeth, and a metal wire that runs through them. One of the important facts about braces is that they are able to address virtually any orthodontic-related issue, something that is not true of other orthodontic appliances.
While getting any orthodontic treatment is more typically done during adolescence (pre to late teenage years), adults can also benefit from braces. There is no maximum age qualification, so patients of any later age can straighten their teeth and correct their bite.
If you are an adult looking to undergo orthodontic treatment, but are worried about the aesthetic aspect, there may be some options for you. Some patients have certain issues that can be corrected with lingual braces, which are placed on the back sides of the teeth. These allow you to straighten your teeth with even your closest friends not noticing, perfect for an adult profession who wishes to maintain their sophisticated appearance.
Talk with our expert dentist to learn which treatment will be best for you and your smile.