It is becoming more and more common for adults to seek orthodontic treatment, especially adult braces. Often, they did not get the corrective treatment for their teeth when they were younger and are finally ready to seek the straight, beautiful smile they have always wanted. At Georgia Orthodontics & Children’s Dentistry, we offer a variety of adult braces options for different lifestyle or budget needs.
Many adults prefer to have braces that are clear, like the Invisalign brand of braces that are almost invisible to the eye. Invisalign is a great option for teeth that need to be vertically straightened in adult teeth, but may not be able to correct more serious irregularities in the jaw and teeth alignment. Although many adults do wear traditional braces, the clear adult braces are very popular for less severe malocclusions. Ceramic or white braces mimic traditional metal braces, but have clear brackets that are barely noticeable.
Why Adults May Need Braces?
While having a straight, beautiful smile is one of the main reasons adults seek out orthodontic treatment, it is not the only reason adults may need braces. Teeth that are misaligned, crooked or have a cross-bite can lead to other dental and health problems. It can be more difficult to clean these teeth, leading to increased plaque buildup, which can cause bad breath and ultimately lead to gum and periodontal disease resulting in tooth loss. In addition, poorly aligned teeth can make it difficult to chew.
Experienced Adult Orthodontist
Adult braces can be the solution to help mitigate problems caused by malocclusions. The result can be a lovely, healthy smile and overall better oral and dental hygiene. If you have been plagued with misaligned teeth or other dental irregularities, contact Georgia Orthodontics & Children’s Dentistry today for an appointment with our experienced adult orthodontist, Dr. Patel. Adult braces may be the solution you have been waiting for.