What to Know About Adult Orthodontics

For some people the only thing more cringe-inducing than having a crooked smile is wearing braces as an adult—but this fear is unfounded. Today’s leading techniques make adult orthodontics more comfortable and more attractive than ever before. There is no reason to live with an imperfect or dysfunctional smile when a solution exists that can help. Here’s what you need to know as an adult if you’re considering braces:

  • Teeth straightening is more precise than ever before, thanks to 3D impressions and 3D printing technology.
  • Orthodontics are more comfortable than ever before, as a result of improved techniques and more patient-friendly materials.
  • Invisalign® offers a nearly invisible way to improve your smile, and it’s removable.
  • Ceramic braces, which are often too delicate for teenagers to be trusted to use, offer another inconspicuous option.
  • Self-ligating braces offer greater comfort and faster results than traditional braces.

Invisalign has become one of the most popular orthodontic treatments available due to its inconspicuous nature and improved comfort. It’s true that all dentists can offer patients Invisalign, but as board-certified orthodontists, we have more training and experience. Invisalign is a complex 3D orthodontic treatment, not a product. It requires knowledge, skill, and experience to obtain ideal results. We have completed about 10,000 orthodontic cases and hundreds of Invisalign cases, whereas general dentists may have done a handful. Tooth movements during Invisalign treatment mimic the same movement that occurs with braces, and if one isn’t moving teeth in braces regularly, their knowledge of tooth movement is very limited.

With so many options now available, the most important thing to know about adult orthodontics is the right orthodontist will take into consideration your needs, goals, and, yes, your preferences, to arrive at the best treatment for you. As Gold Invisalign Providers and members of the community for over 30 years, Banasiak & Nettune can show you how easy and exciting improving your bite can be. Talk to us today to learn more.