Are you an adult with misaligned teeth? Do you regret not having orthodontic treatment when you were a teen? It’s not too late to straighten your teeth, and you don’t have to worry about being a “metal mouth.”
More adults than ever are thinking about getting their teeth straightened, and the main reason for that is an advances in orthodontics known as ceramic and clear braces.
Ceramic braces are not as visible on the teeth as traditional metal braces. They are not without drawbacks, however. Ceramic braces can wear down the enamel of teeth, if there is contact with the brackets when the wearer bites down. This is more an issue with the lower teeth, and some haver found a compromise by placing ceramic braces on the upper teeth and metal on the lower.
Clear braces, sometimes inaccurately called ‘invisible braces,’ work great for many people. They too have drawbacks, like being more prone to breakage. There are different types of clear braces available, and they are not identical.
At E. Dale Behner DDS, we offer Invisalign clear braces. Invisalign braces look like the sort of mouthguard an athlete would wear, and involve a series of custom-made plastic aligners that gradually shift the patient’s teeth into an ideal bite. Since they are clear (if not actually invisible) they are not very noticeable, even by people who are only a few feet away.
If you want more beautiful teeth, come into E. Dale Behner DDS in Fishers and find out about clear braces, and other options. We’ll examine your teeth and recommend the most effective system for you.