Adult Braces

At Smile 4 U Dental Practice in Croydon, we provide a wide range of adult braces to patients who are looking to have their teeth straightened. Our removable braces are a great choice for many adults since it enables them to eat, drink brush teeth and even remove appliances on special occasions. With our fixed braces, you can be assured that the teeth will be positioned properly. Our teeth straightening solutions can be used together with teeth whitening and other cosmetic treatments for a minimally invasive and safe way to achieve a perfect smile.

Benefits of adult braces

Most people wear braces to get their teeth straightened and improve their smile. However, there are various benefits associated with it. You may find it difficult to brush crooked teeth so straightening them makes it easy to reach all the surfaces of your teeth and provide proper cleaning, and optimize gum health.

Different kinds of adult braces

  • Clear fixed braces – These are ceramic traditional braces that blend together with the colour of your teeth. They are almost invisible and work in the same way as metal braces that help with teeth straightening.
  • Damon braces – These are similar to fixed braces but move the teeth quickly. They are much more comfortable than traditional braces however, they have been designed in a way that will work faster.
  • Lingual braces – Lingual braces are attached to the back of the teeth. It is a straightforward method that requires only two trips to the orthodontist to fit the braces.
  • Invisalign braces – Invisalign replace the wires and brackets that are involved with traditional braces. With the help of 3D technology, these aligners will fit properly to the teeth of the individual, and are removable. The braces can be removed for eating, drinking, brushing and flossing. However, you should wear them for the remaining 20-22 hours to ensure your teeth are straightened properly.

How long adult orthodontic treatment takes

The treatment time will vary depending on the patient. Mild problems may take a few months to treat while the complicated cases can take almost two years. Usually, orthodontic treatment requires somewhere between 6 and 18 months, on average. However, adults who want to make cosmetic improvements to their front teeth can achieve this within a short time.

Your orthodontist will provide an accurate idea of how long the treatment will take when you visit him for the initial consultation.

Are you looking to straighten teeth but do not want metal braces?

Contact our orthodontists and choose adult braces for properly aligned teeth!

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