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Adult Orthodontia: Can Adults Get Braces?
In recent years, it has become commonplace for most children to get braces. Years ago, even children with extremely crooked teeth did not always have them straightened. Now those children are adults, and they want the straight teeth that their own children have.
Adult orthodontia is common today. Not only adults who never had braces seeking to straighten their teeth, but adults who had braces as children and their teeth have become crooked again are getting braces for the second time. Orthodondists and cosmetic dentists are making it convenient and affordable for adults to get them.
Since it is somewhat unusual for adults to have braces, many individuals seeking adult orthodontia are hesitant to embark on the correction because of the embarrassment factor. However, advances have been made so that people do not even know that adults are wearing braces. Invisible braces can straighten the teeth of adults without anyone knowing they are wearing them. These invisible braces are similar to teeth whitening trays that can be removed, and they are worn all of the time, except when eating and drinking.
If adults are looking for a less expensive option, they can get the normal braces with brackets and wires. Porcelain brackets are another option. They are white, so they are less noticeable than the normal braces, but they are still less expensive than the invisible braces.
Straighter teeth are an option for any adult by getting braces. Adult orthodonia is effective, inexpensive, and worth the trouble for the fabulous smile they have been wanting their whole life.
The information supplied in this article is not to be considered as medical advice and is for educational purposes only.
|Teeth Health8 Jan 2010|