Adult braces don’t need to be an awkward procedure
Deciding to take the plunge and explore orthodontic treatment? Relax, we’ve come a long way from the metal grids you used to see in your teenagers’ mouths.
Lethbridge dentist Dr. Lachman: “When most people think of orthodontic treatment and adult braces, they often think of a long, tedious process involving braces, headgear and other noticeable, awkward devices. Today, we offer numerous orthodontic treatment options which are both effective and less visible.”
Choices, choices, choices
If you wish your teeth were straighter, there are many treatment options to consider.
- Tooth-colored ceramic braces can blend into your teeth so they are less noticeable
- Removable orthodontic treatment options allow you to remove the appliances to eat in comfort, or for that special photograph
- Lingual braces can be placed behind your teeth to hide the wires
- Some metal braces can even be colored bright colors, an option popular among pre-teens and teenagers.
Why straighten your teeth?
Straight teeth aren’t just pleasing to the eye. Straight teeth are also important, for your oral health. Misaligned teeth can be more difficult to clean, potentially leading to:
- gum disease
- tooth loss
- other oral health problems
Crowded teeth can be more likely to chip and fracture. They can also affect how your teeth bite together which may cause or contribute to other problems such as:
Your Lethbridge dentist Dr. Lachman can help you determine if you need adult braces.
Want to go practically invisible?
Invisalign® is a new approach to straightening teeth. It’s a system that uses a series of custom-made, removable aligners created for your specific needs. These aligner trays are made of smooth, virtually invisible plastic that you simply wear over your teeth. You can take the aligner trays out to eat, for cleaning, or for that special night on the town.
Wearing the aligners gradually shifts your teeth into place, based on your treatment plan.There are no metal brackets to attach and no wires to tighten. You’ll receive a new set of aligners about every two weeks, until your treatment is complete.
What’s best for you?
If you do need braces, Lethbridge dentist Dr. Lachman can help you determine which type will be best suited for your needs. Contact our office to discuss your options and find out what treatment option is best for you.