Adult braces: Everything you need to know!
At Urban Smile we have a range of treatments available for adults to help you straighten your teeth. We understand that having a convenient method of treatment to suit your lifestyle is important, which is why we’ve rounded up a list of common questions to make choosing a braces option as an adult even easier.
Can I have braces if I am over 30?
As long as you have healthy teeth and gums, you can have braces at any age and see incredible results. The physical process that comes with having braces treatment is possible no matter how old you are. Whether you are young or old, having treatment to straighten your teeth can remove any gaps and misalignments, which can help reduce the requirement for dental treatment later on.
Shall I choose braces or clear aligners?
Clear aligners (also known as Invisalign treatment) are often the most popular option for adults who want to straighten their teeth due to the fact that the aligner is barely noticeable and completely removable. Eating and cleaning your teeth is much easier than having a fixed braces solution, and less in-person appointments are required due to advanced at-home monitoring technology. In comparison, metal braces or ceramic braces also offer a great solution for teeth straightening but are more noticeable and require regular appointments with your orthodontist to adjust the wire and brackets. Many people opt for clear aligners as they feel more comfortable smiling whilst wearing them.
How long do adults need braces for?
The treatment you choose and severity of your case will determine how long you need to have braces for in your adult life. Individuals with minor cases might only need to wear braces for 6 months, whereas more severe cases may require the braces to be worn for up to two years.
At Urban Smile we treat patients of all ages, our free consultation and advanced technology can help you view your perfect future smile in just 30 seconds. Book a free consultation with us today.
We promise 100% privacy and won’t share your data. Invisalign aligners are a registered medical device for teeth straightening. Always read and follow your Orthodontist’s instructions for use.