There is a common misconception that braces are only young children, but it’s never too late to use orthodontic treatments to straighten your smile. Many of our orthodontics patients are adults who love the improvements that braces offer their smiles.
Recent innovations in the field of orthodontics have resulted in braces designed specifically for adult dental patients. These minimise discomfort and can address cosmetic concerns. Although most brace types are suitable for adults, your dentist will help you choose the one best suited to achieve your desired results.
Ceramic Adult Braces allow you to smile confidently even when your teeth are being straightened. Whilst they do resemble traditional metal braces, the brackets can be either tooth-coloured or completely transparent to minimise visibility. The brackets can stain if not properly cared for, but regular brushing and cleaning limits this risk.
Fixed Clear Braces are another popular alternative to metal braces for adults as they deliver all of the alignment benefits while remaining comparatively invisible & pain-free. Clear Braces use translucent ceramic brackets, allowing them to blend seamlessly with your own teeth. Many of these Clear Braces also have tooth-coloured wires to make your braces even less noticeable.
Orthodontic treatments such as Ceramic and Fixed Clear Braces offer adults a beautiful, straight smile that will last a lifetime. Straightening your teeth will eliminate many unattractive issues, from overcrowded to crooked teeth and makes it easier for you to enjoy more advanced cosmetic work such as Veneers, Crowns, or Implants. Straighter teeth are also easier to keep clean, minimising the risk of future dental complications. And perhaps most important of all, you will have a smile you can be proud of.