What Are The Common Adult Orthodontic Treatments?

Nowadays, adults are also choosing to straighten their teeth using orthodontic treatment. Recent research has shown that over half of Americans feel self-conscious about their smile, and more than two-thirds are opting for orthodontic treatments to enhance their smile.

Why Do Some Adults Need Orthodontic Treatment?

There are multiple reasons why an adult has crooked teeth or a bad bite and decide to have orthodontic treatment. Genetics is one of the main reasons for common orthodontic issues like underbites and overbites. Prolonged habits during childhood, such as biting your lips or sucking your thumb can cause the front teeth to protrude.

It’s also natural for our teeth to move position as we age when we lose or wear down our teeth or if gum issues develop. It can be because people who took orthodontic treatment as a child and didn’t wear their retainers may need further orthodontic treatment as an adult.

Common Adult Orthodontic Treatment 

Invisalign Clear Aligners

Clear aligners are one of the most popular choices for adult orthodontic treatment in Orange Park who want to have a straight smile. Aligners are discreet pieces of custom-made plastic that sit over the teeth and slowly shift them. They are called clear aligners because of their transparency & they are also removable appliances. While patients need to wear the aligners for 20-22 hours a day, you can take them out to eat, drink and clean your aligners.

Clear aligners are an effective, easy, and relaxing form of teeth straightening treatment. However, they are only appropriate for people disciplined enough to follow instructions on how to wear and care for their clear aligners. Just like other forms of treatment, clear aligners should be fitted by a qualified best orthodontist, who is highly trained to provide you with the best result.

Traditional Braces

Metal braces have improved a lot over the years! Gone are the days when the only option was chunky braces. Modern tooth-colored or clear ceramic braces are subtle and are created using cutting-edge orthodontic technology, suggesting that adult braces are now quite small and more comfortable than they used to be in the past. While the latest technologies such as clear aligners have given patients more choices choose from the different types of orthodontic treatment they want to undergo. But traditional braces remain one of the best ways to accomplish surprising results over a short period.

Ceramic Braces

Ceramic braces or clear braces are similar to traditional metal braces in that they serve the same functions as metal braces. They are also the same size and shape as traditional metal braces, which is suitable.

On the other hand, Ceramic braces are made from archwires of tooth-colored brackets these colors are also used for the rubber bands that are around each bracket. It lets them incorporate a more seamless look with your natural tooth structure. Although transparent braces are still visible, many adults and teenagers prefer them to metal braces since they do not look unappealing.

Orthodontic Treatment In Orange Park, FL

If you also seek an orthodontic treatment we have the best choices for adults at our dental office in Orange Park, FL. Contact us today to schedule your appointment.