It is never too late to straighten your teeth.
Braces are common amongst teenagers, but increasingly many people are seeking for teeth straightening solutions in their 30s or even later. New innovations in orthodontic treatments can now meet the aesthetic demands of working adults, such as the invisible braces (using clear aligners) and the lingual braces method (placing brackets on the inside on the teeth).
However, what happens if you’re an adult who requires the straightening power of braces? You can decide to go the rest of your life with misaligned or crooked teeth, or you can take the leap and get braces.
Certain apprehension usually accompanies this decision, as adults are more concerned about their image than children are. “What might others think of me at school or at work?” “How will I explain this to my friends?” The most important part of this decision should be the alignment of an individual’s teeth, though often image plays a much larger role.
Luckily, traditional braces are quickly becoming extinct. New, clear braces are taking their place providing a better and less noticeable way to straighten and align teeth. Adults no longer need to fear the embarrassment of a mouth full of metal as the only way to correct their smile.
No matter your age, the decision to get braces can be a big one. Apart from the conventional metal braces, you may want to consider the following options:
1. Fixed clear brackets – the brackets are made of a clear material instead of metal. Functionally they are the same, but they are ‘camouflaged’ and hardly noticeable.
2. Invisible braces – it comes with a set of clear aligners which you will have to wear them 24 hours a day. They are removable, hence if you really need to do that presentation without worrying over the aligners, you can easily do so (just remember to put them right back on after that).
3. Lingual braces – the brackets are fixed on the inside of the teeth rather than the outside, hence hidden away from view of others, keeping your secret safe.
If you have any additional questions regarding your options, please contact our clinic. We’ll be happy to help you sift through everything, to find the right choice for you.