Reach Your Smile Goals With Braces For Adults
If you’ve been looking for an experienced orthodontist who offers comprehensive care focusing on conservative and proactive treatment plans, come visit us and meet Dr. Leiss, Dr. Hendrix, and Dr. Sulaiman! Our team is highly skilled and ready to serve our patients in and around Elverson, Exton, Kennett Square, West Chester, and West Grove, PA!
Should I Get Braces As An Adult?
According to the American Association of Orthodontists, over 1 million adults in the United States are currently wearing braces. There are a number of reasons why adults choose to get braces, including improving their oral health, correcting a misaligned bite, and increasing their confidence. While many people associate braces with teenagers, the truth is that orthodontic treatment can be beneficial at any age. For adults, braces can help to improve both their oral health and overall quality of life. If you are considering getting braces, it is important to consult an orthodontist to find out if this treatment is right for you.
Adult Braces Available
Our team is constantly striving to exceed your expectations when it comes to your oral health. We utilize the latest technology and equipment to provide you with treatment alternatives that fit your lifestyle and work with your specific needs in mind. We have a range of braces available so that you can select the device that will get you to your future smile. Among these alternatives are:
- Metal Braces – These are classic orthodontic treatments and consistently deliver remarkable results to our patients. They are ideal for addressing both major and minor oral health issues and have a high success rate. This appliance has been polished to perfection throughout the years, making it sleeker and more efficient than ever. As an additional customization option, you’ll get to choose a personalized pop of color (or not) with elastic ties on the brackets. Just pick a color that fits your style every time you have an adjustment.
- Clear Braces – If you are looking for a more subtle look to your braces, consider clear braces! Clear braces use ceramic brackets that blend in with the natural color of your smile. These braces are just as effective as standard metal braces; however, ceramic brackets can be a little less durable than metal brackets. They may not be right for every patient, but if you think they could benefit you, ask us about them today!
- Damon® Bracket System – The Damon bracket has “self-ligation” technology. In short, this allows the wire to travel back and forth within the bracket and is more comfortable than some bracket systems. Damon braces frequently shorten both treatment duration and the number of corrections required. By providing this technology to all of our metal or ceramic braces patients, we strive to make their braces journey seamless and effective!
How Long Does It Take To Straighten Adult Teeth During Orthodontic Treatment?
The road to a healthy and beautiful smile is different for every person, but it is worth noting that our adult patients typically see a slightly longer treatment time than other patients. While this may be the case, we are prepared to deliver results for your increased oral health by utilizing the latest technology to get you where you want to be. Adult jaws are usually slower to move, but depending on your orthodontic assessment and your specific needs, we could get you to your ideal smile in an average of one to two years. Everyone is different, so don’t hesitate to consult with our team of orthodontists for expert advice and a customized treatment plan to solve your oral health concerns.
Life With Braces
Life with braces as an adult looks very similar to normal life! You can rest assured that there are only a few small lifestyle modifications you may need to make when wearing your braces.
Making small lifestyle modifications while wearing braces is important to ensure that the treatment is effective and comfortable. To avoid irritation, braces should be kept clean by brushing after every meal and flossing at least once a day. It is also important to stay away from hard and sticky foods, as they can damage brackets and loosen wires. In addition, sugary drinks and snacks should be avoided, as they can cause cavities. By following these simple guidelines, patients can maintain healthy teeth and gums while still getting the full benefits of braces treatment.