You may think that braces are just for children and young adults. The fact is that adults well over 50 years old can use braces so they can benefit from having straighter teeth. If your teeth are crooked you may feel embarrassed about how they look and they can even affect your dental health. If you’re tired of feeling self-conscious about your smile the time to do something about it is now. There are many options to consider to make the process of having braces as an adult as painless and fast as possible.
Long gone are the days of having to have a mouth full of uncomfortable and unsightly metal braces. Modern advancements in cosmetic orthodontics have led to a more discrete way to have your teeth straightened. Not only have the materials that the brackets and wires are made of changed but the way they are mounted to the teeth has also been revolutionized as well.
Adult braces now come made of a few different materials that will improve your comfort and also allow you to wear them with hardly anyone noticing. Clear braces are now an option for adults who require cosmetic orthodontic treatments. These transparent braces are almost invisible to people that don’t know you have them. White ceramic braces are also an option that will blend in easily with your teeth.
If you’d like an even more discrete approach you can get invisible or lingual braces. Lingual braces are mounted on the inside or lingual side of your teeth. With the brackets and wires, all on the inside nobody will even notice that you’re wearing them unless you let them know. Having the brackets mounted on the inside of the teeth is often more comfortable for a lot of people, especially if you play a wind instrument. Not having your lips press against the metal brackets while you play will make for a much more comfortable experience.
Another great advancement in modern cosmetic orthodontics is the invention of the six month braces technique. Dr. Georgaklis located in Brookline, MA has been treating patients in the greater Boston area for over 25 years. Dr. Georgaklis has devised a system that wraps up most cosmetic orthodontic treatments in just six months. If you are an adult that needs braces then you should seriously consider this option. 90% of cases are resolved in just six months and sometimes even less than that.