Orthodontics refers to the branch of dentistry focusing on restoring irregularities related to your teeth and jaw, particularly how they align and fit together. Different kinds of orthodontic treatment are available for both children and adults.
In adults, leaving misaligned teeth untreated may lead to dental issues such as tooth infection, tooth decay, gum disease, difficulty eating food, and others. Opting for a suitable orthodontic treatment leads to a better bite, thus making the fit of your teeth better and cutting down the risk of future dental problems.
Today, many advancements in dentistry have made orthodontic treatment less noticeable and more comfortable for adults. All you need to do is visit our dental clinic and tell us about your problem and requirement. We will examine your teeth, carry out a dental X-ray and decide your treatment option.
What are the Benefits of Adult Orthodontics?
- Adult orthodontic treatments lead to an improved bite.
- They help you maintain easy oral hygiene. Consequently, you keep problems like tooth decay at bay.
- Adult orthodontic treatments also lead to fewer incidences of periodontal disease.
- You will notice improved aesthetics.
What are the Different Adult Orthodontic Treatments?
Conventional metal braces are an affordable and effective treatment approach that addresses problems like bite issues, mild or severe teeth crowding, and gaps between the teeth. The brackets on metal braces may be gold or silver and have O-shaped rubber bands tied around them. Traditional braces are a strong and durable option that withstand several treatment forces.
Also known as clear braces, they are similar to conventional braces as they offer the same functionality. They have the same size and shape as metal braces. The only difference is that they include tooth-colored brackets and archwires rather than gold and silver brackets. The O-shaped rubber band surrounding each bracket is also clear. The whole arrangement blends better with your natural teeth.
If you do not want to opt for traditional or ceramic braces to align your teeth, we recommend Invisalign. They are clear retainers that address conditions like misaligned teeth, bite problems, as well as the gap between your teeth. Invisalign comes in a series of plastic trays that you are expected to place on your teeth for 20-22 hours a day. We may recommend switching to the next tray in the series every two weeks. The use of Invisalign makes it easy for you to maintain your oral hygiene.
Please reach out to Mericle Dentistry in Simons Island, GA, to have a consultation with our dentist, Dr. Mericle. Please call us at (912) 638-3559 or schedule an online consultation, and we'll guide you further.