There has never been a better time to want to straighten your smile! With new and innovating technology, it becomes easier for adults to straighten their teeth every day. But you may think am I too old for braces? The answer is no, you are never too old for braces. As an adult, there are several things that you will have to consider before you take the orthodontic path, but don’t be put off braces for adults are just as popular as braces for young adolescents. 

There are a few things to consider when you investigate orthodontic treatment as an adult; the bones of your teeth have stopped growing therefore some structural changes will not be achieved without surgery. The process may take a little longer for you than it would a child or adolescent. But keep in mind, it does vary from person to person, and you will also have to attend several consultations to ensure that your orthodontic treatment will not be complicated by bone loss resulting from gum disease. 

If you are looking for something a little more discreet, than clear aligners could be the go for you. They will ensure that you have your teeth straightened all the while being almost invisible to the naked eye. 

How do clear aligners work?

Clear aligners, a very popular alternative to braces, work by using a number of removable, sequential clear plastic aligners to slowly correct mild to moderate crowding. You can expect to see visible results within the first month of treatment giving you the confidence you need to feel good about your smile again. 

The aligners will be made for your teeth and created by a 3D treatment plan customised by your oral health history. You will be able to view the predicted final position of your teeth before you even start! The aligners will be given to you 3-4 at a time, ready for you to interchange them as per your schedule, all the while you can still live an active lifestyle. 

So, what are you waiting for? Whether you choose braces or clear aligners, there is an option for everyone, and a straight smile is just around the corner. 

If you would like to further discuss any of these treatment options, please give us a call on 5331 6117

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