Braces for Adults - Getting Braces

Braces for Adults

Many adults are turning to braces as a way of gaining a more youthful, attractive overall appearance. Not only do braces improve your teeth, but they can noticeably improve the appearance of the face. For example, treatment can fill out facial contours by providing support for cheeks, lips and profile, as well as creating a youthful, full, wide inviting smile.

Adults also consider braces to reduce the need for major restorative work in later life, or prior to restorative work as part of an overall dental program to correct the "foundations" and ensure long-term stability rather than going for other less effective short-term, high-maintenance fixes.

If you think your smile is "beyond repair" you may be surprised - Dr Fine works closely with cosmetic dentists, prosthodontists and other dental specialists to to plan and deliver you the smile makeover you deserve.

Will I feel self-conscious wearing braces?

With braces becoming smaller and more aesthetically pleasing, more and more adults are benefiting from orthodontic treatment. You may find yourself actually telling your friends and family they are on, as they surprise you by not noticing.

If you are unhappy with the appearance of your smile you will be pleased to know that your teeth will start looking noticeably better after just one appointment. Many adult patients comment that any concerns they had about the look of braces is outweighed by the improvements they start seeing right away as their new smile starts to emerge.

Any self-conscious feelings can also be put to rest with the knowledge that several celebrities have been known to proudly sport braces which has definitely improved their image on the fashion front!

Is treatment time slower for an adult?

Adult patients are sometimes surprised to hear their teeth can move just as fast as a teenager's. The only difference is that the skeletal structure in adults is relatively fixed. However, if you are unhappy with the position of one or both jaws, you can consider a surgical procedure undertaken during your braces treatment (known as 'orthognathic surgery'). Often one or both jaws is too narrow, too wide, too large or too small. When the teeth cannot be moved far enough to correct the problem, jaw surgery may be needed. There are many different types of problems, and, many different types of surgery.

In some cases, surgery is needed to help correct Obstructive Sleep Apnoea.

Should surgery be needed we will discuss this at your assessment appointment.

Contact us for a low-cost assessment we’ll give what you need to know on what will be needed to get the correction you desire.


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