The benefits of adult braces

Adult braces is a term that in previous years might have been a source of embarrassment.

But, with our range of treatments here at South Yarra Orthodontics, we can straighten your smile effectively and discreetly. As you may or may not have noticed there are far more people with adult braces these days and that really is down to two major factors:

  • the improvement in the comfortability
  • visibility of orthodontic treatment

The major taboo surrounding adult braces has always been centred on the fact that they are for young people. Plus, many patients think they are incredibly uncomfortable to wear. In modern orthodontics, the science of creating braces and other treatments has improved to the point where they are almost impossible to notice with a naked eye while still giving you all the benefits of orthodontic treatments. Whether you need a more minor procedure to give you your ideal smile, or you need major work done on your smile, we have a range of treatment that can help you achieve it effectively and discreetly.

You are never too old to straighten your teeth. Adult braces from South Yarra Orthodontics not only gives you a more aesthetically pleasing smile, but a healthier one as well. As we mentioned, there are of course the cosmetic improvements that are associated with adult braces but once your teeth are straight, they also become far easier to clean. This is because there are fewer nooks and crannies to get to while brushing and flossing. This means that there is less of a likelihood that the plaque and bacteria that cause gum disease and other concerns are allowed to develop.

You’re Never Too Old for Adult Braces

The continued improvement in the levels of discretion and comfort in adult braces should encourage patients of all ages to consider the treatment and although childhood is the ideal time for braces, we can still help you to achieve excellent results. Along with adult braces becoming less visible and more comfortable, they have also become more effective in their ability to straighten your smile quickly and efficiently. Naturally, these results are relative to your own unique situation but whether you need just a few teeth straightened or a comprehensive realignment of your smile, we will tailor a treatment plan to best suit you.

The reason that braces are more effective during childhood is that their teeth and jaws are still developing, and therefore it is easier to correct concerns using early treatment. Now that might suggest that adult braces don’t produce equally effective results later in life but that is simply not true, though they are slightly more difficult to achieve. Many adults might elect for orthodontic treatment to make purely cosmetic improvements to their smile, but some may be suffering from crooked or crowded teeth or poorly aligned bites. In these cases, we highly recommend that you consider adult braces not only for their ability to straighten your teeth, but to keep them healthy in the longer term.

Adult Braces from South Yarra Orthodontics

We offer a comprehensive range of adult orthodontic treatments to suit any requirements and we will thoroughly assess your smile before making any recommendations. Lingual or ‘Incognito’ braces are an excellent alternative to traditional braces and are attached to the back of your teeth rather than the front. This allows them to be almost impossible to notice. Further to their stealthy appearance, they also offer all the functional benefits of traditional metal braces which are still, the most effective way to treat misaligned teeth and jaws.

As adult braces go, lingual braces have become increasingly popular both here in Australia and the rest of the world and with good reason. We combine the very latest dental technologies with a sincere desire to treat you in a fashion that is compassionate and professional. To find out more about our adult braces or make an appointment with us, please click here.

 

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