Are you an adult who’s thinking about getting braces? Some adults are uncomfortable with the idea because of the associations a lot of us have about what braces look like and the age of orthodontic patients—after all, we tend to think of teenagers wearing braces with metal brackets and wires, and that’s fine.
But the truth is that traditional braces aren’t the only available option anymore for people to choose from thanks to technological advances in orthodontic treatment. What’s more, close to half of all patients receiving orthodontic care today are actually adults. With so many other adults receiving treatment with braces, you don’t have to sideline your dream of a healthier, straighter smile. Instead, you have excellent options available to you to get the smile you want and deserve!
At Shirck Orthodontics, we have two options that will appeal to adult patients from Powell, Newark, Westerville, New Albany or Pataskala, Ohio.
One of those options is clear braces. While Clear braces do use brackets and wires to straighten teeth, they’re still much less noticeable than traditional braces. What’s more, braces that use brackets and wires are an excellent choice for patients who need more advanced orthodontic care that goes beyond simple teeth straightening.
But patients who are only looking for cosmetic help with their smile will benefit from orthodontic care with Invisalign®. Treatment with Invisalign clear aligner therapy is even more discreet than wearing clear braces. That’s because it uses clear acrylic trays instead of metal brackets and wires to straighten those pearly whites. On top of this, patients can take their Invisalign trays out when they eat and when it is time to brush and floss their teeth. This means, that as an Invisalign wearer, you can still enjoy all the foods you love and take better care of your teeth during this teeth straightening period.
Do you still have questions about wearing either clear braces or Invisalign clear aligners? If so, we welcome you to call our Shirck Orthodontics team to schedule a consultation appointment to determine what type of orthodontic options would work best for your needs.
We’ll be happy to assess your situation and recommend a treatment plan designed around your goals. We are proud to serve patients from Westerville, Sunbury, New Albany, Alexandria, Granville, Johnstown, Newark, Blacklick, Reynoldsburg, and beyond. Our goal is to help you get the beautifully straightened teeth and aligned bite you want for better oral health and a more beautiful smile! Our goal is to help you achieve yours!