Modern Braces Treatment For Adults
If you didn’t get braces as a child, forgot to wear your retainers, or started wearing braces but never finished them, we’ve got you covered. Orthodontic technology has advanced significantly in recent years, making treatment faster and more comfortable. The days of constantly wearing braces and headgear and using embarrassing orthodontic devices are over. We can help you achieve your goal in a reasonable amount of time at our cutting-edge orthodontic facility, whether you want to straighten your smile or improve your bite for better oral health.
Symptoms of Orthodontic Problems in Adults
As an adult, you may never have thought you would need braces, and your teeth seem to be in the right place and have served you well so far. However, several orthodontic symptoms can occur in adults, including uneven, crowded, or overlapping teeth; missing or visible gaps between teeth; overbites, underbites, and protruding teeth; discomfort when speaking, eating, and biting; and excessive dental pressure that results in tooth loss.
If you are experiencing any of these symptoms, seeing an orthodontist for an evaluation is essential. Orthodontic treatment can reposition your teeth and create a more aesthetically pleasing smile. In addition, orthodontic treatment can help prevent gum disease and tooth decay. As an adult, there is always time to achieve the perfect smile!
How Can Adult Orthodontic Treatment Benefit You?
Orthodontic care can help you as you get older by:
- Boosting your self-esteem and allowing you to smile with greater assurance.
- Assisting you to improve your overall oral hygiene and dental health by aligning and straightening your teeth, facilitating tooth alignment for improved biting and chewing, removing obtrusive over- and underbites, lowering the risk of bone loss, gum disease, and tooth decay, lowering excessive pressure, grinding, and tooth wear.
We offer various aesthetically pleasing and comfortable treatment options tailored to your needs, convenience, and way of life. Our friendly staff will gladly answer any questions you may have!
Types Of Braces Available To You
While metal braces are still the most popular and effective type, many other brace options are now available. In addition to traditional metal braces, at Charleston Orthodontics Powered By Smile Doctors, we offer the following:
- Clear ceramic braces are made of a tooth-colored material that is much less visible than traditional metal braces.
- Champagne braces are made of metal but have a coating applied to them, so they are much less visible and stylish than traditional metal braces.
Each type of braces has unique advantages; plus, they’re customizable to your style. Dr. Samp or Dr. Patel will work with you to determine which braces are right for you based on your needs.
Your Lifestyle With Braces
When you have braces, taking extra care of your teeth is essential to avoid staining and other issues. Some common problems that can occur are bracket breakage, wire poking, and gum inflammation. To avoid these problems, it is essential to brush and floss regularly, as well as avoid foods that can damage your braces. Avoid hard candy, chewy candy, nuts, popcorn, ice, and chips. When brushing with braces, use a soft-bristled toothbrush, and brush around all the brackets and wires. You may also need to use a floss threader to floss under the wires. If you experience appliance issues, contact Charleston Orthodontics Powered By Smile Doctors as soon as possible. With proper care, you can maintain a healthy lifestyle with braces!