Even if you’ve had braces in your youth, your teeth can shift as you age. Adult braces are becoming increasingly popular and improvements due to modern technology mean there are options for everyone. Making the best choice for yourself requires a lot of research into the different adult braces options available in the Boston area. Some things to consider are how comfortable it is to wear the braces, how visible the braces will be and how long they will have to be on your teeth.
Some of the more common options to consider are:
When most people think of braces this is the image that pops into their mind. Metal braces adhere directly to the teeth and remain in place until the treatment is complete. When it comes to food and drink there are some restrictions when using metal braces. You have to consider how hard it is going to be to clean the food out of the braces, and if the items may break the braces.
Having the same components as conventional braces, lingual braces adhere to the back of the teeth, on the tongue (lingual) side. The fact that they are on the inside of the teeth means they are virtually undetectable by other people. This makes them a very popular choice for braces among adults.
Working in the same way that metal and lingual braces do, clear braces adhere to the teeth and are tightened with wires. They are made out of porcelain, plastic, or ceramic. Being invisible and providing strong results, clear braces are very popular among adults. Achieving the same results in the same way lingual and metal braces do, clear braces are typically worn for 1-3 years.
Many Boston orthodontists require 1-3 years to take braces off for straight teeth but Rapid Braces can complete treatment faster with our 6 Month Braces option. Dr. Georgaklis specializes in getting patients straight teeth fast with his six-month braces procedure. Most orthodontists spend a significant amount of time perfecting the molar bite into the “ideal bite” typically not taking your concerns into consideration. Dr. Georgaklis and those who practice his short-term 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.