Not only will straight teeth give you a necessary boost in self-esteem, treating malocclusion in adults can ward off gum disease, tooth loss, jaw pain, headaches and problems with speech and chewing.
Are you already starting to envision the mouth full of metal everyone sported during your high school years? We have good news for you. Times have changed and there have been major innovations in orthodontics. Adults are often ideal candidates for clear and lingual braces and Invisalign, which are all discreet and virtually invisible treatment options.
Much like traditional metal braces, clear ceramic braces involve brackets, arch wire and elastics. However, they’re much less noticeable as they’re made with a translucent material to blend into your tooth color. Clear braces tend to be a good option for older teens and adults.
Lingual Braces (Incognito)
With lingual braces, the brackets, wires and elastics are placed behind the teeth on the tongue side so they’re practically invisible. Lingual braces are becoming more popular with teens and adults and they’re a great option for anyone in search of a truly discreet treatment option.
Ready for straight teeth but not thrilled with the idea of braces? Invisalign could be the perfect alternative. The treatment uses virtually invisible, clear, plastic aligners that are custom-made according to Dr. Lee’s specifications and prescriptions.