Orthodontic Options for Adults
You’ve finally decided that it’s time to look into straightening your smile. Now, it’s time to find out which type of adult braces is best for you. With so many orthodontic options to choose from, there’s one for just about everyone.
Ceramic “Clear” Braces
This type of braces is very similar to traditional metal braces, only the brackets are made out of tooth-coloured ceramic. As such, they are visible, but highly unnoticeable. Some people find that others never even realize they are wearing braces until they stop to look closely at their teeth. With ceramic braces, adults are able to tackle more complex alignment needs such as crowding or gaps that may go beyond the capabilities of removable aligners.
iBraces are also called “hidden” or “lingual” braces. They mimic the look and function of traditional orthodontics, but they’re tucked on the back of your teeth where no one can see them. Because of their location, each bracket is customized for your specific tooth so that it can be as comfortable as possible.
All types of orthodontic treatments require good oral hygiene habits, but extra steps should be taken to care for iBraces because they are a bit more difficult to see in your bathroom mirror.
The leader in invisible braces, Invisalign features a series of customized, removable aligners that pop right over your teeth. Wear each set for 20+ hours a day for two weeks, then replace it with the next set. As the crystal clear trays are removable, you can eat or drink anything that you like! Invisalign was designed with adults in mind, but teens often make good candidates for the treatment as well.
Wearing conventional braces is a straightforward approach to just about any type of alignment concern. Small metal brackets and wires are an efficient way to tackle even the most complex smile needs. You don’t have to be a kid to wear them! Metal braces are great for any age.
Dr. Golabchifar has provided orthodontic treatments for over 6,000 patients worldwide. Call Empress Walk Dental in North York to schedule your consultation with our trusted adult braces provider.