Are there Adult Braces?

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Many who come into our office think that braces are only intended for younger patients. This is actually not true – braces can be beneficial for patients of any age. Adults who have orthodontic issues often have their choice between a few different appliance options.

Braces are made of metal brackets that are bonded to the teeth, and a thick wire that is run through them. You might require a bracket on each tooth in both arches, or only on a few in the front. Our Rocklin orthodontists will see you once every few weeks to cut and tighten your wires. This is to apply pressure on the teeth and pull them into place. This can correct crooked teeth, spacing issues, and bite misalignments.

You might be able to select a variation of traditional braces that are less noticeable. For example, you may be a candidate for ceramic braces, which match the teeth, or lingual braces, which are placed on the back surfaces.

Do not let your age determine the look or health of your smile. Everyone deserves a smile they can be proud of, and treatment with braces is not specific to age. Learn more about adult braces at a consultation appointment at our office today.


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