Adult Orthodontics: What are the options?

Adult Orthodontics: What are the options?

We are committed to helping our patients achieve a healthy, straight smile at any age

If you dream of improving your smile, consider seeking orthodontic treatment—it’s never too late to enjoy a beautiful smile.

What are the options?

There are a number of orthodontic options that are successful for patients of any age. Many adults do not want to draw attention to their orthodontic treatment, and fortunately, there are now some discreet and virtually invisible options available. We offer alternatives to traditional metal braces, two of the most popular are Invisalign and Incognito lingual aligners.

What is Invisalign?

Invisalign is an orthodontic method that makes use of a series of clear aligners that look much like a mouthguard. The aligners are created with 3D technology and are customised to fit your mouth. Once your aligners have been made, you will be provided with a number of sets, as you will need to change them every two weeks.

Invisalign works by gradually straightening your teeth over time. Because they are clear, they are virtually invisible, making them a discreet option for adults. Unlike traditional braces, the aligners have no metal wires or brackets and are very comfortable to wear. They are also completely removable, which means you can take them out while you eat and brush and floss your teeth.

Because there are no brackets involved, there are no stains left on the teeth after treatment. Invisalign allows you to maintain your oral health and requires fewer visits to your dentist than many other treatment options.

It’s important to remember that compliance is key in achieving the best possible results. Wear your aligners for as long as your orthodontist recommends — it is generally advisable to wear your aligners for 22 hours a day, removing them only for eating, brushing, flossing, and cleaning.

What are incognito braces?

Incognito lingual braces are also a great option if you want to straighten your teeth, but don’t want draw attention to the fact that you’re undergoing orthodontic treatment. The braces make use of brackets and wires, much like traditional braces, but are completely hidden from view because they are bonded to the back of the teeth. Incognito braces are very effective and can be used to treat a number of dental issues. The brackets of the braces are connected by a wire, which encourages the movement of your teeth into new positions.

Treatment with incognito braces is completely tailored to you to ensure that your unique needs and expectations are met. The individual brackets are sized to fit the shape of your tooth, and they are designed to fit seamlessly onto the inside of your tooth.

The braces are a popular choice because they are almost completely invisible and provide similar results to traditional braces. Because of their flat design, incognito brackets do not affect speech and they are comfortable to wear throughout treatment.

Why should I straighten my smile?

Straightening your smile has a number of benefits, both cosmetic and functional. Advancements in the field of modern orthodontics mean that you can enjoy treatments that are fast and effective, as well as discreet. Advanced options also mean that you’ll experience increased comfort that won’t hinder your oral ability when speaking, eating, or smiling. In many cases, treatment durations and dental appointments are minimised, thanks to modern technology.

Besides improving the look of your smile, straightening your teeth also helps to improve overall oral health. Straighter teeth are easier to clean and resolving alignment issues helps to restore function in the mouth.

Have a look through our smile gallery here and see how our orthodontic treatments have benefitted our patients.

Interested in straightening your smile? Find out more and book a consultation with Instyle Orthodontics by contacting us today!