Posts for: October, 2018
Braces aren’t just for kids. Find out what options are available to our adult patients.
Who says orthodontic treatment is just for kids? While a lot of kids and teens may get braces it doesn’t mean that the ship to a straighter smile has sailed just because you’re now an adult. In fact, more and more adults are turning to our Cumberland Park, SA, dentists Dr. Jack Gaffey and Dr. Angela Gaffe for braces. Let’s find out how we can help you.
- Dealing with crooked teeth?
- Dealing with uneven spacing between teeth?
- Have an overbite, underbite, crossbite or open bite?
- Are your teeth crowding each other?
If you said yes then braces can certainly help you fix these common issues to get a perfectly aligned smile. Of course, our Cumberland Park, SA, family dentist also understands that adults who require braces have different needs than children and teens. After all, as a kid, you might not mind wearing metal braces on your teeth but adults often don’t want to be seen sporting metal braces to work or around colleagues. While traditional braces are one of the most effective strategies for a straighter smile it isn’t the only option.
In fact, there are a couple of discreet ways to fix your dental issues to give you the smile you want:
Clear Traditional Braces
Traditional braces, as you might already know, use brackets and interconnected wires to shift teeth into the proper position. While traditional braces are often made from metal, patients who require this type of braces to fix more serious misalignments can choose to get clear or tooth-colored brackets, which will make your treatment less obvious to those around you.
Six Month Smiles
Adults often shy away from the orthodontic treatment they require because they loathe the idea of wearing braces for a year or more. Luckily, there is a way to get the results you want without having to wear your braces for more than 6 months. While these braces won’t be able to tackle all issues they are great for handling mild-to-moderate problems.
Instead of applying brackets and wires to your teeth, your dentist will provide you with a set of clear, removable aligners. These customized aligners look like transparent mouthguards and they are designed to shift teeth into their ideal position over the course of several months to a year. This can be a great option for adults and older teens dealing with mild-to-moderate dental misalignments who are dedicated and willing to wear their aligners.
Remember, it’s never too late to get a straighter smile. Turn to the experts at Cumberland Dental to schedule an orthodontic consultation with us. Our Cumberland Park, South Australia general dentists would be happy to sit down with you and discuss the different kinds of braces that could give you the results that you want for a healthier smile.