Do adults need braces?
There’s no age limit on overcrowded teeth, gaps, poor alignment or crooked teeth, which are all issues braces can address. Adults may also need braces because their teeth contribute to speech issues or make eating difficult. In some cases, adults choose braces to feel or look better.
Some adults decide on braces because alignment problems create problems with facial muscles and joints, which can trigger migraines and other pain. Getting alignment fixed can make it easier to clean teeth, too, helping to prevent decay and gum disease.
Adult metal braces involve metal brackets bonded to each tooth, so they can hold archwire to exert gentle pressure to move teeth into shape. Today’s metal braces have smaller, more rounded brackets and are made of durable materials for better comfort.
Iconix braces use stainless brackets in a warm white gold color for a sophisticated and trendy look. They are often paired with clear elastics and gold archwire.
Clear ceramic braces
Ceramic braces use clear brackets rather than metal, making them less visible for a discreet option.
Lingual braces have metal brackets on the back of the teeth, so no one but your orthodontist will see them.
Offering Invisalign® for adults in Fredericksburg
Invisalign® for adults is an alternative to braces. While all braces work by bonding brackets to the teeth, Invisalign uses a series of clear acrylic aligners to shift teeth into place gently. You wear your aligners for two weeks before moving to a new set. You wear each aligner for 20-22 hours a day.
Adults love this option because aligners can be removed during eating and when brushing your teeth, meaning it’s easier to care for your oral hygiene and there are no diet restrictions. Best of all, Invisalign is discreet, comfortable and removable for ultimate convenience.
Why choose Fredericksburg Orthodontics?
Fredericksburg Orthodontics are the leaders in adult orthodontics in Fredericksburg, Virginia. Since 2005, we’ve helped many adults enjoy better oral health and more beautiful smiles. We’re ABO-certified and an Invisalign Diamond+ Provider.
We know quality care, effective and results-driven treatment and an excellent experience are important to you, and we want our patients to choose the best method for them regardless of price. Our pricing is the same for each method, so you can get the care that best meets your needs.
Book a complimentary consultation with the Fredericksburg Orthodontics team today. We’re here to help.