There are numerous reasons why adults choose to undertake orthodontic treatment. They may not have had access to orthodontic treatment while they were young, or their wisdom teeth are pushing others, or their teeth may have shifted over time because of missing teeth. Prolonged habits during childhood, such as sucking your thumb or biting your lips can make your front teeth misaligned. Adults are usually discouraged from receiving orthodontic treatments since traditional braces are cumbersome. However, with advancement in technology, you have numerous options that can fit your current lifestyle.
For adults who do not require significant corrections, Invisalign® is the best alternative available. They are transparent and are custom made and work by gradually shifting teeth over time. Invisalign has several benefits and include easy cleaning, can be removed before meals which means your diet will not be restricted. Furthermore, Invisalign® is clear therefore your family, friends and colleagues will not know that you are wearing braces. The risk of food getting stuck on Invisalign® when you eat is minimized when you remove it before eating. Invisalign® treatment, therefore, offers simple and efficient solutions with optimal comfortability during therapy and since it is made of plastic it is gentle on the gums and teeth.
A severe case of misaligned jaws or teeth calls for a more efficient treatment. Traditional braces often achieve remarkable results over a short period since they have been perfected over time. With modern technology, braces have become petite and more comfortable than ever before. An experienced orthodontist can formulate a treatment plan that will suit your needs.
Ceramic braces work just like the traditional ones. However, they are created out of ceramics, matched to the color of your teeth, giving you a flawless smile during treatment.
Lingual braces also function like traditional braces, however, they are bonded to the back of the teeth instead of the front. This means that no one will be able to tell that you have braces!
Straighter teeth indicate healthy teeth. Other than enhancing the appearance of your smile, it also improves its functions. After treatment, you will have an easier time cleaning your teeth since there will be less hard to reach surfaces and no debris will be trapped in them as well. The team at Dr. Scott Runnels Orthodontics is ready to help you select the right orthodontic treatment. Schedule an appointment with us to get braces or Invisalign in Santa Rosa Beach. Contact us today to schedule your consultation.