Dental Braces Options for Adults
Did you know that braces are not just for children? More and more adults are looking to straighten their teeth with Orthodontic treatment, and Dr. Edgar Mendieta and his team at Global Smiles Orthodontics are here to help with aligners or braces for adults!
What types of braces are available for adults?
Adults have several options available to them when determining if they would benefit from Orthodontic treatment. Dr. Edgar Mendieta is excited to offer several different types, including:
- Traditional metal braces. With conventional metal orthodontics, metal brackets are attached to the surface of your teeth and ‘train’ them into proper alignment with the help of archwires.
- Clear braces. Sometimes referred to as ceramic or tooth-colored braces, patients enjoy these because they blend in with the natural color of their teeth. They are slightly more expensive than traditional metal braces and require a very gentle hand when brushing and flossing around them.
- Invisalign aligners. Invisalign is an excellent option for adults who want to maintain their professional appearance while straightening their teeth since the clear aligners are almost invisible when worn. The aligners are made from a thermoplastic material that can be comfortably removed for eating, drinking, and brushing.
Which type will help adults with crooked teeth?
All the above options are great for teeth straightening for adults. Some patients may choose one over another based on certain factors, such as the severity of their misalignment and the length of time they want to have Orthodontia in place. Dr. Edgar Mendieta can evaluate you and help you choose the solution most appropriate for your needs and budget.
How do I learn more about Orthodontic treatment for adults?
If you are ready to enhance your smile with Orthodontic treatment, call Global Smiles Orthodontics of Columbus, OH, today! The office is located at 3160 West Broad Street, and our team can be reached to book an appointment by calling (614) 230-0374.