It’s a common misconception that braces are only for young people. This simply isn’t true and in fact, over the past decade, the number of adults undergoing cosmetic orthodontic treatment has risen by 40 percent. This is with good reason, orthodontics just isn’t what it used to be.
Much like every other industry, cosmetic orthodontics have come a long way in the past few years. New technology makes for lighter and smaller braces that are easier to put on. Braces come in a variety of different materials now, making them much more comfortable and much less visible. If you decide to go with lingual braces they are completely undetectable by anyone else. This is because the braces are placed on the inside of the teeth where no one can see them.
What to Expect with Traditional Braces
If you decide to go the traditional route, you can plan for at least 1-3 years of having braces on and several trips to the orthodontist during that time. Dr. Georgaklis, who practices cosmetic orthodontics in the Boston area has perfected a treatment that will produce results in just six months. Coupling this treatment with clear braces or lingual braces makes the whole process much less of a burden for patients. Being able to have the smile you have always wanted or needed in just six months and without anyone being able to tell that you’re doing it is a fantastic alternative.
Short-Term Boston Cosmetic Orthodontics
Dr. Georgaklis has revolutionized the way adults get straight teeth with his Six Month Rapid Braces method. He combines his dentistry expertise with orthodontic practices to give each patient a unique experience and a perfect smile. Most orthodontists spend 1-2 years perfecting the molar bite into the “ideal bite” typically not taking your concerns into consideration. Dr. Georgaklis and those who practice his short-term orthodontic philosophy, do little or no modification of the bite if it is functional and does not present a problem. Focusing mainly on the front teeth and not the molars accelerates treatment. The timeline to straight teeth is much shorter as a result. In 90% of cases, the process is shortened to just six months.
There are many reasons that an adult might consider getting braces and it isn’t always cosmetic. As we age our teeth move and change shape, this can cause an irregular bite due to crowding. When your teeth are crowded it can cause them to become crooked leading to increased bone and gum loss, erosion of tooth enamel, and tooth decay. Jaw pain and headaches are common side effects of this. Get in touch and see what the team at Rapid Braces can do for you.