What are Adult Braces and How Can They Help
Adult braces are any orthodontic appliance used to aligned teeth. They are usually
as inconspicuous as possible e.g. clear braces, lingual braces or invisible serial
Having braces fitted for adults can be more complex
in comparison to younger people due to the fact that in older people the jaw bones are more
dense and less vascular so they may be more difficult to respond to orthodontic forces and
treatment may take additional time. The other challenge with older patients is there often is other
dental problems that need to be addressed before placing braces on the teeth.
In the many years of treating patients it’s become
blatantly obvious that almost all adult patients prefer the newer technologies to traditional metal
appliances hence we utilise the most up to date procedures to ensure comfort and results.
What about Appearance?
We have realised it’s not only teenagers who are
concerned with their appearance, people aged forty and above are also conscious of their smile. A
mouth full of metal braces is going to be obvious. By utilising braces such as invisible
serial aligners, clear braces and lingual braces you not only achieve the benefits of straightening
teeth, you also improve the appearance of your face and smile and reduce other dental problems like
gum disease and tooth decay.
To learn more about adult braces call our friendly
team today on (07) 5447 5040.